The DevOps Exchange @ The Telegraph


The DevOps Exchange is kindly being hosted by our good friends at The Telegraph in Victoria on Tuesday the 13th of August.

Once again, another awesome line up, and we look forward to seeing you next week. The capacity is quite tight so please RSVP here as soon as you can.

As always we'll have food, drinks and an opportunity to meet like minded DevOps folk. 

Full Agenda below:

William Louth - 'Thaumaturgist' @ Instana

Title: Observability in Context

The talk will discuss the impact of increasing levels of complexity and rate of change in the effective monitoring and management of distributed systems. A theoretical overview of our shared perspective and vision on observability will be given as well as how it fits into other processes such as monitoring and controllability. It will explore new ways of thinking about production environments taking inspiration from complexity theory, systems thinking, as well as behavioral intelligence. A tour de force on observability and monitoring for the future.

A renowned software engineer with expertise in self-adaptive software runtimes, adaptive control, self-regulation, resilience engineering, software simulation & mirroring as well as performance measurement and optimization.

For more information on my technical background prior to joining Instana this year.

Ionut Craciunescu @ Wealth Wizards

Title: Unblocking the release train with ISTIO Traffic Management

Unblocking the Release Train with Istio Traffic Management Wealth Wizards employs a microservice architecture, with each service being actively developed. As soon as a change is in the mainline it’s on the release train and any subsequent changes traditionally ended up in a queue. If that change has a delay, then all subsequent changes get stuck and then have to be released together. There are many ways to try and avoid these problems, but one way is to stop items getting on the release train until it's ready. Istio does many things, but the traffic management functionality is the key to this solution. It allows traffic to be routed to different versions of the same service. The Wealth Wizards implementation will route all traffic to the mainline or master version of a service by default. However, if the hostname includes a version prefix then it will route traffic to the corresponding version of the service, if it exists.  

Ionut is Lead Platform Engineer at Wealth Wizards. Having designed and run a wide variety of infrastructure environments, he enjoys using his skills to solve platform issues improving end to end processes. Wealth Wizards is a UK financial advice company, they are leading the way in providing automated financial advice in a highly regulated industry. Wealth Wizards runs a microservice system on Kubernetes and are keen on leveraging tools to automate as much of the day to day running of systems as well as the software delivery process.

Alex Chircop - Founder and CTO @ StorageOS

Understanding the Cloud Native Storage Landscape

In this talk we will cover cloud native storage technologies and how they fit in orchestrated workloads. We will be covering topics including block stores, fileystems, object stores, key-value stores and databases, amongst others. The different architectural approaches and designs will be compared in terms of key attributes like availability, scalability, performance, data consistency, durability, fault tolerance, ease of development and operational complexity.

More info is available in the CNCF Storage Landscape Whitepaper which is available at the CNCF Storage SIG page:

Alex is a founder and CTO of StorageOS, building software defined solutions for cloud native environments. Alex is also a co-chair of the CNCF Storage SIG. Before embarking on the startup adventure he spent over 25 years engineering infrastructure platforms for companies like Nomura and Goldman Sachs.

See you there!