Cloud Native Asturias Mar'21

Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 6:30 PM (CET)

About this event

Welcome to the Cloud Native Asturias Mar'21 event! On this occasion, we have two amazing speakers that bring to the table their cloud-related talks.

Note: All talks will be driven in English

From on-prem to SaaS: our (bumpy) journey to the Cloud

Andrés Torres García, Backbase

A real world example of a 5 years journey:

From 3 applications deployed in an app server on the customer premises to more than 50 microservices running in containers on our own cluster in the public cloud.

From 200 employees to more than 1000, from 1 bank in the Netherlands to 120+ financial institutions around the world.

As we’ve grown our business globally, the software solutions deployed in each region have become increasingly fragmented. Each project has made customisations to our product to meet customer requirements, which has slowed your rate of innovation and ability to deploy new features. To resolve core issues like functioning with no common infrastructure, having to rewrite the code and implement custom features for each customer, and deployment and production readiness taking a long time in every customer, we decided to move all the products to a common architecture that’s deployed on a common infrastructure.

We faced many challenges and we made some mistakes along the way, here we will recap some of our experiences and lessons learned along the way.

Andrés Torres works at Backbase as Director of Backend. Passionate developer and architect with several years of experience and a proven track record of success in building and shipping complex custom-made software solutions, especially in the fintech and financial ecosystem. Production experience in cloud architectures from development to deployments and certified developer in Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. He enjoys traveling and working in multicultural environments, as he has done in the past in the UK, Netherlands and Spain. Always eager to learn something new.

Putting Chaos into Continuous Delivery - How to evaluate & increase the resilience of your applications

Jürgen Etzlstorfer, Dynatrace

Continuous Delivery practices have evolved significantly with the cloud-native paradigm. GitOps & Chaos Engineering are at the forefront of this new CD approach, with an ever-increasing pattern involving Git-backed pipeline definitions that implement “chaos stages” in pre-prod environments to gauge service-level objective (SLO) compliance. In this talk, Juergen Etzlstorfer (maintainer of Keptn CNCF project) will discuss how you can construct pipelines that include chaos experimentation (using LitmusChaos) while simulating real-world load, and implement quality gates (based on SLOs) to ensure only resilient applications are deployed into production. He will also demonstrate how you can include chaos tests to your existing CD pipelines without the need of rewriting them.

Jürgen is a maintainer of the Keptn CNCF project, and Technology Strategist at Dynatrace. He also serves as a mentor in the LFX mentorship program for Keptn and loves to engage with the broader open-source community. Reach out to him via @jetzlstorfer.



Wednesday, Mar 24
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CET)


  • Marcos Fermín Lobo

    Marcos Fermín Lobo


    Software Engineer | Team Lead

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  • Angel Suarez Fernandez

    Angel Suarez Fernandez

    Lead Organizer

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  • Andrés Torres García

    Andrés Torres García


    Director of Backend

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