Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Developer Advocate @ Upbound

Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and a published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences.

He published The DevOps Toolkit Series (, DevOps Paradox ( and Test-Driven Java Development (, as well as courses in Udemy (

He is the host of the DevOps Toolkit ( YouTube channel and a co-host of DevOps Paradox ( podcast.

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16:10 - 16:50

Shifting Left Stateful Applications In Kubernetes


Stateless apps are easy to manage. More often than not, a Kubernetes Deployment, with a Service, Ingress, and Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA) is enough.

Almost everyone can do it. But, when it comes to stateful applications, things become a bit more complicated. We might need a database and storage. We might need to manage database users and schema. We might need to consider quite a few other things. Stateful apps are harder for everyone, especially if we want to shift left and enable developers to do it themselves.

In this talk, we'll try to make the management of stateful applications easy for everyone. We'll accomplish that by creating easy-to-consume services that are made specifically for the needs of our organizations. We'll see how to create new Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) and controllers using Crossplane. Those controllers will envelop all the tools, resources, and processes we might need. As a result, ops can focus on creating such services while everyone else can consume them (create and manage everything related to stateful apps) without opening JIRA tickets and waiting for others to complete their tasks.

#kubernetes #crossplane #db #stateful-apps

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