A legacy monolithic application can be an obstacle to rapid software delivery, especially when an enterprise must be nimble to thrive in today’s increasingly competitive and unpredictable world. Refactoring to a microservice architecture typically requires a modern deployment platform such as Kubernetes, but a full-scale migration could take years. Your solution can start by returning to some basic questions: what precisely is the microservice architecture for you? How do you know if you need it? And, does it make sense to use Kubernetes and how?
This talk answers these questions and covers how microservices aren’t necessarily tiny, meaning that your path from monolith to microservices doesn’t have to be drastic. There are also ways to start small with Kubernetes so that you can see key benefits upfront and learn along the way.
We cover practical strategies for migrating a monolith to microservices learned from actual users with examples that include open source tools such as Git, Jenkins, Kustomize, Helm, Flux, Flagger, Terraform, and more. Not only can you unravel your monolith, you'll see benefits of automation, security, and rollback capabilities to your deployments to ensure that you have guardrails to experiment as you learn.
Principal Partner Solutions Architect
Leo brings a wide-ranging industry perspective, with more than 20 years of experience building technology and leading teams all the way from startups to Fortune 500s. He is passionate about cloud-native technologies, organizational transformation and the open source community. As principal partner solutions architect at Weaveworks, he focuses on helping solve application and infrastructure delivery.
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is the author of POJOs in Action and the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. Today, he is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences. Chris is the creator of Microservices.io, a pattern language for microservices, and is the author of the book Microservices Patterns. He provides microservices consulting and training to organizations that are adopting the microservice architecture and is working on his third startup Eventuate, an application platform for developing transactional microservices.
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