Tom Kerkhove

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Tom works for Codit as an Azure Architect and R&D Manager and has been a Microsoft Azure MVP & Advisor since 2014. You can find him around on GitHub maintaining KEDA, Promitor, Azure Deprecation & Arcus, and is driving open-source at Codit. He turns coffee into scalable & secure cloud systems and writes about his adventures on blog.tomkerkhove.be.

Community Contributions

Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 08-17-2020

Serverless Practitioner Summit 2020 - Application Autoscaling Made Easy With Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA)

Deploying applications to Kubernetes is one thing, but how do you scale them? Horizontal Pod Autoscalers to the rescue! But when you want to scale on external providers such as Kafka, Redis or another dependency it is not a walk in the park anymore. Enter Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA) which allows you to take your existing apps and easily configure how it should scale without having to worry about the magic! Using Kafka, Azure, AWS, GCP, Prometheus, etc? Don't worry, we've got your back! Join this talk to learn what KEDA is, how simple it is to get started and why it makes application autoscaling so easy!
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 04-28-2020

Global Azure Virtual 2020 – Autoscaling Made Easy with Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA)

Deploying applications to Kubernetes is one thing, but how do you scale them? Horizontal Pod Autoscalers to the rescue! But when you want to scale on external providers such as Kafka, Redis or another dependency it is not a walk in the park anymore. Enter Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA) which allows you to take your existing apps and easily configure how it should scale without having to worry about the magic! Using Kafka, Azure, AWS, GCP, Prometheus, etc? Don't worry, we've got your back! Join this talk to learn what KEDA is, how simple it is to get started and why it makes application autoscaling so easy!
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 04-27-2020

Global Azure Virtual - Adventures of building a multi-tenant PaaS on Microsoft Azure

Building a multi-tenant PaaS is not a walk in the part, certainly if the platform you are building on is constantly changing. In this session I'll walk you through the adventure we've been on where you'll learn about the challenges we've had and how we approached them and whether or not our decisions worked out or not. – How to design for scale – How to operate the platform – How to grow a platform mindset and force ownership – How to provide user-friendly webhooks – How to roll out changes – How to design for multi-tenancy – How to approach constant change – etc Cloud platforms are never finished so you'd better come prepared.
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 02-19-2020

Building Bruges - Adventures of building a multi-tenant PaaS on Microsoft Azure

Building a multi-tenant PaaS is not a walk in the part, certainly if the platform you are building on is constantly changing. In this session I'll walk you through the adventure we've been on where you'll learn about the challenges we've had and how we approached them and whether or not our decisions worked out or not. – How to design for scale – How to operate the platform – How to grow a platform mindset and force ownership – How to provide user-friendly webhooks – How to roll out changes – How to design for multi-tenancy – How to approach constant change – etc Cloud platforms are never finished so you'd better come prepared.
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 11-07-2019

Microsoft Ignite 2019 - API management for microservices in a hybrid and multi-cloud world

Microservices are on the cusp of becoming the dominant style of software architecture in the enterprise. The benefits that are realized—increased developer velocity, improved organizational agility, and reduced time-to-market of new services—are a powerful catalyst that is driving this transformation. As practitioners, how do we successfully fit microservices into the models and processes we already have in place? Join Tom Kerkhove, an Azure Architect with many years of experience helping enterprises make this exact transition, for a hands-on experience demonstrating how he helps enterprises make the transition to API-first architectures and microservices in a hybrid, multi-cloud world.