Practical Cloud Native: What Works, What Doesn't • Sarah Wells • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia February 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

Sarah Wells - Technical Director at the Financial Times

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 [...]

00:00 Intro
01:00 Moving to the cloud
02:55 The cloud native approach
06:15 Why cloud native?
10:34 What changes?
10:59 1. Deployment
15:09 2. Architecture
21:04 3. How you build things
26:41 4. How you test things
30:21 5. How you support things
31:35 6. What your organization looks like
35:47 Outro

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