GOTOpia February 2021

Tuesday Feb 9
12:10 –
Room 4
Wednesday Feb 10
12:10 –
Room 1

Practical Cloud Native: What Works, What Doesn't


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The way things fail changes when you move to cloud native. These systems are much more complicated to run and you can’t just hand them over to a separate operations team — but the ability to release changes quickly and deliver real business value makes the adoption of cloud native well worth your while.

Sarah will walk through the key elements of a cloud native approach, explaining what value each provides and what the impact is on your teams, your process and your culture if you want to be successful in building and operating your software.

Sarah’s experience building container-based microservices systems at the FT led her to taking over responsibility for operations & reliability, building tools to support operations and developer experience. She has a lot of hard won experience to share with you, both in terms of what works and what doesn’t.

In this talk, you'll learn:

  • What are the main components of a cloud native approach
  • Why should you choose cloud native