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CNCF Webinar Series – The State of Infrastructure, Architecture & Operations to Support Cloud-Native Applications

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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When it comes to modern infrastructure adoption, which organizations are ahead of the curve? How do they successfully support their infrastructure to build and operationalize cloud-native applications? What do their architectures and operations look like? And how do they maintain total visibility by using a large, complex open source stack?

Join two long-time networking industry pros on June 18 to understand “The State of Infrastructure, Architecture & Operations to Support Cloud-Native Applications.” Co-founder and CEO of Kentik Avi Freedman, founder of Philly’s first ISP and former Chief Network Scientist at Akamai, will present alongside Kentik CTO Jonah Kowall, former Gartner Research VP and AppDynamics VP.

With CNCF as moderator, together Freedman and Kowall will discuss their top takeaways from conversations with some of today’s largest and most successful enterprises and service providers, including trends and challenges they’re seeing around:

  • What it means to have state-of-the-art infrastructure built on open source and APIs

  • Operating mission-critical cloud-native applications

  • Distributed infrastructure needed to support cloud-native applications

  • The current and future gaps of cloud infrastructure options

  • The state of CI/CD for network infrastructure

  • Consistent and rich network-layer instrumentation across cloud infrastructures

  • Going cross-layer and full-stack monitoring

  • Turning infrastructure data into relevant business insights

… and much more



Jonah Kowall

CTO of Kentik

Jonah Kowall with 17 years of security and operations expertise and leadership across open source, startup, and enterprises. In 2011 joined Gartner as an ITOM Research VP leading Magic Quadrants in APM and NPMD. In 2015 Jonah joined AppDynamics, now Cisco, to drive the company’s partner ecosystem, and corp dev. Jonah then joined Kentik in 2019 as CTO to lead company and product vision and strategy and execute it by running the product management and product marketing organizations.

Avi Freedman

Co-founder & CEO of Kentik

Avi Freedman is the Co-founder and CEO of network analytics company Kentik. He has decades of experience as a networking technologist and executive. As a network pioneer in 1992, Freedman started Philadelphia’s first Internet Service Provider (ISP), known as netaxs. He went on to run network operations at Akamai for over a decade as VP of Network Infrastructure and then Chief Network Scientist. He also ran the network at AboveNet and was the CTO of ServerCentral.


June 18
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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