DevOps Exchange feat. Amazon, Red Hat, Checkit.net & SPIN

20/04/2021  

We're back!  After a short hiatus, April's DevOps Exchange brings us another virtual event with industry heavy hitters from Amazon Web Services and Red Hat, as well as hyper-growth start-up Checkit.net

We'll be taking a look behind the scenes at the DevOps Transformation at Amazon Web Services - including the early evolution of development as well as their current culture, practices and tooling. Running through key requirements that can be taken to other organisations.

We'll also be taking a deep dive with Red Hat and Checkit into Ansible DB and the impact grouping and storing information and insights on your company infrastructure can have on a business - complete with the dreaded live demo.

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The full agenda is below and we look forward to seeing you all again next week.


































Talk 1: DevOps and Transformation at Amazon


Jon Hammant - UKIR Head of Compute Amazon Web Services

Jon will run through the evolution of DevOps and development progress at Amazon, looking at early evolution of development at Amazon, details of the building blocks of modern applications including culture, practices and tooling. Finally he will run through the key requirements for a similar transformation that can be used for other organisations.

Bio: Jon leads the Compute business for UK&Ireland for Amazon Web Services, owning a number of key area of th AWS business for the region including EC2, Containers, Serverless, HPC, Outpost, Graviton2 and Visual Computing. Prior to joining AWS, he was a Managing Director at Accenture leading our DevOps and Full-Stack Engineering businesses for UK/IR. Before into consulting he was in a number of technical roles across Financial Services (Head of Infra at Standard Chartered, Architecture/Engineering at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and The London Stock Exchange).






























Talk 2: AnsibleDB – collect store discover (infrastructure facts)


Dennis McCarthy | Cloud consultant | Automation Specialist | Author ‘Automation with Puppet 5’ | DevOps trainer | Founder of LondonIAC

Toby Lockyer | Devops Technical Manager | Automation Evangelist | Founder of various small businesses

When dealing with hundreds or even thousands of individual bits of Infrastructure like Linux or Windows servers, network devices and more, it can sometimes be difficult to find the information we need to answer simple questions. With AnsibleDB, you can use Ansible to easily collect facts about your infrastructure, and store the output in AnsibleDB. Using the API you can pull out groupings of information and discover insights about your infrastructure, and create dynamic inventories to target specific servers for your ansible runs. It will change the way you look at your infrastructure data forever.

Jon leads the Compute business for UK&Ireland for Amazon Web Services, owning a number of key areas of the AWS business for the region including EC2, Containers, Serverless, HPC, Outpost, Graviton2 and Visual Computing. Prior to joining AWS, he was a Managing Director at Accenture leading our DevOps and Full-Stack Engineering businesses for UK/IR.

Before going into consulting, he was in a number of technical roles across Financial Services (Head of Infra at Standard Chartered, Architecture/Engineering at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and The London Stock Exchange).


































Talk 3: Developing apps with KinD

Aditya Menon, Senior DevOps Engineer, SPIN (Ford Mobility)


Synopsis; As we switch to using Kubernetes for our all workloads, it's time to consider tools that enable us to develop against a Kubernetes environment locally, leading to a more accurate assumption for the environment the app is running on and to take advantage of the Kubernetes feature, which eventually leads shorter deployment time to production for apps. In this talk we'll take a look at integrating KinD (Kubernetes in Docker) and skaffold in your development workflow

Bio: Aditya is a Senior DevOps Engineer at Spin. where he helps manage and improve the infrastructure stack. In his free time, he likes to go hiking, hacking on linux and testing bleeding-edge software go hiking, hacking on linux and testing bleeding-edge software



We're looking forward to seeing you all there on the 28th!

All the best,
DevOps Exchange Team

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