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Kubernetes vs. Serverless: Cost Efficiency, Benefits and Architectural Impact

March 18, 2021
1 PM CT | 11 AM PT | 2 PM ET

From selecting databases and frameworks to identifying where and how to run applications, engineering teams face a lot of complex decisions – with significant cost and resource implications – when architecting their tech stack. In this webinar, Mux’s Matt Ward will talk about how the data and video platform’s engineering team approached these decisions as they considered their own technology and infrastructure decisions, and why they went all-in building their platform on Kubernetes.


Join this webinar to understand:

  1. Why opt for self-managed infrastructure?
  2. What are the costs and benefits of self-managed infrastructure?
  3. What is the architectural impact of opting for Kubernetes instead of fully managed serverless infrastructure?

Meet our panelists

On demand recording

Matt Ward, Software Engineer, MUX

Matt Ward is a Software Engineer at Mux, the video platform for developers. Matt most recently managed the Platform and SRE engineering team, and he’s currently leading research and development initiatives. Prior to joining Mux, he worked on the API platform team at YouTube, where he led the effort to unify first-party APIs under a single API surface. Matt has a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University and lives in South Lake Tahoe.

Mike Watson VP Engineering at Synerzip

Mike is a veteran engineering leader with over 15 years of experience leading software teams. Mike’s passion is in helping software product development organizations transition into strong Agile practices and cultures within. He has experience working with large and medium public companies (such as Motorola and Tangoe), as well as mid-to-late stage startups (such as 4thpass, Solbright, and Quintessent). Mike has been fortunate to work with a few of the leading minds in modern agile process development.

Mike’s technical specialties include Kanban/Scrum, highly scalable enterprise software, SaaS/Cloud Compliance, Application Security, System Integration, and Mobile Commerce.

Mike will be moderating this session.