ARCOS: Project update and community use cases

Andrew White1


The Australian Research Container Orchestration Services (ARCOS) is establishing national collaborative Kubernetes Core Services to support the use of containers and container orchestration in the research sector. The initiative is working with the research community to implement the service with the following objectives:

-To engage and work with Australian research infrastructure providers, developers and researchers to collate and co-ordinate in their use of Kubernetes and containers

-Share information on how Kubernetes is being used internationally as an input into ARCOS

-Coordinate efforts and foster collaboration across research communities

-Bring together service providers from the academic and research community to establish and exchange current practices on the application of Kubernetes within the Australian research


-Make recommendations on national services and community activities

-As a community, implement national Kubernetes Services for researchers.

During this BoF we will provide an update of  the current progress of ARCOS and hear from a number of community groups who will present on their learnings and current practices and encourage the community to share their experiences and learnings as well.


Andrew (Andy) White works for the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) as an Engagements Data Consultant.  His primary role is to provide engagements with ARDC partners on activities related to national data management infrastructure including the national coordination role of the Australian Research Container Orchestration Services (ARCOS).  Based in Brisbane he works across a variety of the ARDC Programmes providing data management assistance as well as facilitating outreach activities across a number of Queensland and New South Wales Universities and NCRIS capabilities


Oct 14 2021


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 14 2021
  • Time: 12:30 am - 1:30 am