Wethinkonline at DevOpsDays 2020 Madrid

Key takeaways from the Madrid DevOps conference. That is where the K8s all gathered around their pods with a Helm. If you are a cloud native speaker, these things should be crystal clear.


Perspective: moving from a classic VM oriented architecture to container based app runtime infrastructure.


Complicated decisions on cloud native resources.

  • Need for a lot of diff tooling for networking, load balancing, monitoring… fragmented Kubernetes landscape still a challenge. Hence importance abstraction via cloud services hiding kubernetes platform complexity.
    https://www.influxdata.com/blog/will-kubernetes-collapse-under-the-weight-of-its-complexity/
  • When you try to run your own kubernetes cluster in production, innocent kitties will die ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • choose the right cloud provider, MS Azure, IBM, Google Cloud, Oracle (avoid vendor lockin?)
    > Hybrid solution?
    Overcome Vendor Lock-In by Integrating Already Available Container Technologies ( Towards Transferability in Cloud Computing for SMEs)
  • Move from classic devops to container based devops; Requires careful restructuring of teams and extra cognitive load for devs. 
    • Very close Dev-Ops communication, has advantage of immediate feedback loop when deploying changes to prod.
    • Still importance for a dedicated Ops role for Monitoring, CI/CD tooling, QA… Having one team that handles all is not an optimal strategy in this sense.

      DevOps Anti-Type B - The DevOps Silo
      Source: Team topologies
    • Organizations … understand the link between organizational structure and the software they create. For example, Netflix and Amazon structure themselves around multiple small teams, each one autonomous over a small part of the system.

Perspective: CI tools SaaS vs on premise tools

  • TCO on premise CI is high:on premise ci hosting eg. Jenkins may have a low initial cost but maintenance hours add up quickly over time (broken plugins, cost of jenkins server itself etc)
  • See slides on top of article with comparison charts of features.

https://medium.com/@rothgar/why-kubernetes-is-abbreviated-k8s-905289405a3c

! Hasta luego Madrid โœŒ๏ธ