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Kubernetes and Cloud Architectures

What are the cloud native trends to watch for in 2020? What might the Kubernetes landscape look like over the next 3 years?  

The cloud native movement, underpinned by technologies such as containers and Kubernetes, has enabled our ability to build and deploy far greater complex distributed systems that can dynamically scale to meet our business demands. As Kubernetes matures we are seeing the rapid rise of other architectural patterns in FaaS platforms and service mesh technologies. There’s also been a growing microservices movement to push beyond server side domains to leverage these same patterns on front-ends. What implications might this have for the fundamental design of Kubernetes and Faas?  

Come join us for real world examples of the challenges and successes of deploying into Kubernetes and leveraging FaaS platforms, and explore exciting advances in the containerisation and virtualisation sphere. This track will leave you with practical knowledge that can be applied within your organisation, and also thought provoking ruminations about where DevOps is headed over the next couple of years.


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SESSION + Live Q&A Infrastructure

Lessons Learned from Reviewing 150 Infrastructures

Since April 2018 we've had the opportunity to perform a structured review of the architectural and operational choices of 150 platform teams. In this talk I'll explore some themes, talk about common mistakes, and give some advice on how to avoid these yourselves....

Jon Topper

CTO / CEO @scalefactory

SESSION + Live Q&A Serverless

A Kubernetes Operator for etcd

Etcd is a distributed key-value store, best known for being the data store used by Kubernetes itself. But what if you use etcd directly in your application, and you need it inside a Kubernetes cluster? Stateful applications, databases in particular, have traditionally posed a challenge for...

James Laverack

Solutions Engineer @JetstackHQ

SESSION + Live Q&A Kubernetes

Kubernetes is Not Your Platform, It's Just the Foundation

Kubernetes helps us tame sprawling microservices architectures and address increased operational complexity. Kubernetes gives developers abstractions and APIs to deploy and run their services. But there is a price to pay in terms of both the in-house operational expertise required and the...

Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant and co-author of Team Topologies

SESSION + Live Q&A London

The Evolution of Distributed Systems on Kubernetes

Cloud native applications of the future will consist of hybrid workloads: stateful applications, batch jobs, stateless microservices, functions, (and maybe something else too) wrapped as Linux containers and deployed via Kubernetes on any cloud. Functions and the so-called serverless computing...

Bilgin Ibryam

Product Manager and former Architect @RedHat

SESSION + Live Q&A Containers

Cloud Native is About Culture, not Containers

As a developer in the IBM Garage, Holly Cummins works with customers who are trying to shift their businesses to the cloud and become more cloud native. Their dream is more effort higher up the value chain, more innovation, and greater adaptability. What’s getting in their way isn’t...

Holly Cummins

Quarkus Senior Principal Software Engineer @RedHat


Speakers from this track

Jon Topper

CTO / CEO @scalefactory

Jon Topper runs The Scale Factory, a team of cloud infrastructure and DevOps experts based in London, UK. He's worked on infrastructure problems for Fortune 500 companies, and startups, across a range of market sectors.

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James Laverack

Solutions Engineer @JetstackHQ

James is a Solutions Engineer at Jetstack, and spends most of his time working directly with clients to help them get the most out of Kubernetes. Previously James has worked as a Software Engineer in the Financial Technology space for a number of years. He has a passion for distributed systems,...

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Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant and co-author of Team Topologies

Manuel Pais is an independent IT organizational consultant and trainer, focused on team interactions, delivery practices, and accelerating flow. Manuel is co-author of the book "Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow" (IT Revolution Press, 2019). He...

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Bilgin Ibryam

Product Manager and former Architect @RedHat

Bilgin Ibryam is a product manager and a former architect at Red Hat. He is a regular blogger, open source evangelist, speaker, and the author of Camel Design Patterns and co-author of Kubernetes Patterns books. He has over a decade of experience in designing and building scalable and resilient...

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Holly Cummins

Quarkus Senior Principal Software Engineer @RedHat

Holly Cummins is a Senior Principal Software Engineer on the Red Hat Quarkus team and a Java Champion. Before joining Red Hat, Holly was a long time IBMer. In her time at IBM, Holly has been a full-stack javascript developer, a WebSphere Liberty build architect, a client-facing consultant, a JVM...

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Track Host

Crystal Hirschorn

VP Engineering, Global Strategy & Operations @CondeNast

Crystal Hirschorn is currently VP Engineering, Global Strategy & Operations at Condé Nast which is best known for its portfolio of global brands Vogue, Wired, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and many more. She oversees a globally distributed engineering organisation and leading the technical...

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