Webinar On Demand

Unleash the Potential of your AI/ML Platform with a Crossplane Control Plane

Recorded October 11, 2023

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In today's rapid-paced business ecosystem, AI/ML isn't just an edge—it's essential. Yet, many organizations grapple with the intricacies of setting up, deploying, and operating robust AI/ML infrastructure. Crossplane, a pioneering control plane technology, is the antidote to these challenges. By leveraging a Crossplane Control Plane, you can effortlessly compose and manage your infrastructure in a unified, declarative manner. This not only accelerates the AI/ML development lifecycle but also ensures optimal resource allocation, streamlined workflows, and consistent deployments. As you eye the AI frontier, integrating a Crossplane Control Plane isn't just about staying ahead—it's about not getting left behind. The future is unfolding at breakneck speed, and a control plane is the catalyst that ensures companies don't just adapt these new technologies but thrive.

In this talk we will discuss:

  • Understanding Control Planes and why they are quickly becoming the default technology for their crucial role in building a complex platform, including an AI platform
  • How Crossplane and its approach to managing Infrastructure as Data enables organizations to build, deploy, and operate any type of public and private cloud resources effortlessly 
  • Understanding the AI/ML Pipeline and the journey from data collection to model training to deployment to tuning and all the intricate challenges faced when compiling all this infrastructure together seamlessly to form the basis of your AI platform
  • Real-world success stories of accelerated time-to-market by deploying an AI/ML Pipeline with a Crossplane Control Plane

Head of Engineering at Upbound


Sumbry is the Head of Engineering at Upbound, the company behind the open-source project Crossplane. Upbound provides a platform for engineers to build and compose their internal platforms.

Sumbry has over two decades of experience working in the platform, infrastructure, and reliability engineering space at companies like AirBnB, Uber, and Twilio but has a non-traditional background. Having started his career as a software engineer, Sumbry has taken on a variety of roles over the years from founder to network engineer, software engineer, platform engineer, system engineer, reliability engineer, engineering manager, engineering leader, and more.

Sumbry started his early career in several startups as the Internet grew in popularity and quickly learned how to build and scale infrastructure, striving to strike the right balance between solving the right technical challenges while ensuring the business continued to grow.  

Sumbry eventually started several companies because he thought he had some excellent ideas but wanted to learn more about problem-solving from a product and customer perspective. Some great (and expensive) lessons learned are a big reason why Sumbry is heavily customer-focused today.  Sumbry always has his customer hat on, whether one of the business or engineering.

Sumbry is an Electronic Music DJ and producer in his free time, as getting away from the keyboard helped preserve his sanity. That was until technology eventually took over every aspect of music production and DJing. Now he accepts that technology has taken over the world and never wants the human element to take a back seat.