Presentation: Decisions Behind Hosting a Critical Managed Stateful Service

Track: Surviving Uncertainty: GDPR, Brexit, or Politics? Beyond DR

Location: St James, 4th flr.

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Monday

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DBaaS and other similar products sit at the centre of a flow of risk delegation from end users at the top, all the way down to hardware manufacturers at the bottom.
I’m going to tell the story of how our system developed, both the product and the implementation, in terms of the decisions we made about how to manage risk: the risks we accepted from our customers, the risks we delegated to IaaS and other providers and those that we decided to keep for ourselves.
I’ll talk about how to choose Kubernetes (and how to learn it once you’ve chosen it), about the difference between GCP and AWS, about what risks you can delegate right back to your customers and about evolving a system that went into production before the first line of code was written.

Speaker: Ben Butler-Cole

Programmer @neo4j

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