Open Source Cloud Platforms Demystified // Infrastructure as code in action!

Cloud Native Berlin

Jun 30, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Virtual event

About this event


[18:00 - 18:50] Matthias Haeussler, “Open Source Cloud Platforms Demystified: Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry & Knative”

[19:00 - 19:30] Thorsten Jakoby, “Infrastructure as code in action! - How we built a platform during a cloud migration”

Both talks will be followed by 5 minute Q&A and a 5 minute break.



‘Open Source Cloud Platforms Demystified: Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry & Knative”, Matthias Haeussler

Abstract: Containers, applications, functions: When deploying workloads to cloud platforms, developers have various OSS options. This talk focusses on Kubernetes and compares how Cloud Foundry and Knative relate to it and also how they can extend and improve it. I’ll compare and contrast the latest experiences of those platforms in order to extract a meaningful comparison from a developer perspective, providing answers to the following questions: How simple and user-friendly are they? Where are the differences/where are the overlaps? How mature are the individual solutions? Which type of workloads are suitable for which platform? Additionally, I’ll measure and compare key metrics that affect the developer experience (e.g., time to deploy, time to scale, and more). The overall goal is to better understand what makes each individual useful in the best way and how they can work together. Each technology will be shown with live demos.

“Infrastructure as code in action! - How we built a platform during a cloud migration”, Thorsten Jakoby

Abstract: A large application landscape, handling 96.000 requests per minute, has been successfully migrated to the cloud. That migration was not only about focussing on the application. While we applied an lift'n'shift approach to the application, managing the target infrastructure became crucial. We needed to make sure that a team of 40 people was able to reproduce environments consistently across many geographies. Introducing Infrastructure as code was one of the best decisions we made. This talk is about our journey from a client's datacenter to a fully customized cloud platform on Azure. You will see how we used Terraform and Azure DevOps to create a platform for a connected vehicle backend.


  • Matthias Haeussler


    Principal Advocate

  • Thorsten Jakoby


    Consultant for IT-Architectures and Cloud Migrations


  • Aleksandra Nadolski



  • Benazir Khan


    Event and Community Coordinator