Track: Practical DevOps for Cloud Architectures


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The world of DevOps is not what it used to be. The initial cultural effort to enable continuous delivery was extremely valuable in a static infrastructure environment, but what does it look like in the world of the cloud and ‘aaS (PaaS, CaaS and IaaS)? When you layer on further concerns like security and compliance, you have the potential for enormous levels complexity and cognitive overload for those responsible for application operations.

In this track, we will delve into the new tools and techniques in this space that make the cloud highly usable and functional for developers and applications. We will let the experts or “survivors” share their lessons learned to take continuously evolving distributed applications to the cloud while keeping the DevOps culture which holds it all together.

Track Host:
Rachel Laycock
Head of Technology (North America) @ThoughtWorks
Rachel is the Head of Technology for North America at ThoughtWorks and is based in New York. She has over 12 years of experience in software delivery, having worked on a wide range of technologies and the integration of many disparate systems. At ThoughtWorks, she has coached teams on Agile and Continuous Delivery technical practices. She contributes to and drives the regional technology strategy, and is a conduit between the technical teams on the ground and global technical leadership. She is also a member of the Technical Advisory Board to the CTO, which regularly produces the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. She is fascinated by problem solving and has discovered that people problems are often more difficult to solve than software ones.
10:35am - 11:25am

by Kief Morris
Cloud Practice Lead @ThoughtWorks

New technologies for managing infrastructure are erupting across the industry - cloud, containers, and automated configuration tools to name a few. These technologies promise to let us continuously deliver software and services at a pace that keeps up with the ever-changing needs of our users. But can we do this without sacrificing operational qualities like security, availability, performance, and legal compliance?


11:50am - 12:40pm

by Richard Kasperowski
Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness

Open Space
1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Tom Czarniecki
Tech Lead @DigitalOcean

Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Docker, Kubernetes. We've all heard about these, but there is so much more than just tooling that we need to consider when we set out to create an ecosystem of services. From the application architecture to service architecture to network architecture and all the tooling to allow us to build, test, deploy and maintain our applications and networks, this presentation will shed the light on not only some of the tooling...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Ryan Lane
DevOps @Lyft

This presentation will cover the concepts and tooling for wrangling identity, access management, and secrets (passwords, ssl certificates, access tokens, etc.) in cloud services. In identity, we will cover methods of handling Single Sign On (SSO) for services and user management in services that don't support SSO. With access control, we will cover methods of limiting access to services and infrastructure, methods of controlling access to secrets, including...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Chien Huey
DevOps Engineer @XO Group Inc

AWS says you can run Docker using EC2, ECS, or Elastic Beanstalk. The common denominator for these three platforms is that they utilize EC2 instances requiring uniformly-sized instances. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to mix and match instance sizes in your fleet? Mixed instance sizes are useful when employing cost-management strategies such as reservations and spot instances. Mesosphere’s DC/OS along with Marathon offers the potential of consolidating your...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by John Willis
Director of Ecosystem Development @Docker

This presentation will take a brief look at the history of how Devops principles and Operating Systems have converged. We will spend most of the time forward looking at what and how Unikernels will converge with Devops tools, processes and culture. We will end the discussion with a cool demo of how containers, unikernels and Devops ideas can work together in the future.


Monday, 13 June

Tuesday, 14 June

Wednesday, 15 June