David is the Technical Evangelist at Apcera. He has spent close to thirty years in the systems administration/DevOps/SRE field in large multi-platform environments including Brandeis University, Cambridge Technology Group, MIT Media Laboratory and Northeastern University. He is the author of the O’Reilly Otter book (Automating System Administration with Perl) and is a frequent invited speaker at conferences in the field. David is honored to serve on the USENIX Board of Directors. He prefers to pronounce Evangelist with a hard ‘g’.
That’s a nice set of assumptions you got there, it’d be an awful shame if something happened to them: 7 counter-intuitive experiences you are about to have when you go cloud native
Hate to break it to you, but one of the key factors for successfully embracing a cloud native strategy is getting past a number of naive assumptions. The heady brew of containers, orchestration and microservices should come with a warning label about unanswered questions (real production deployments, governance, networking, dealing with state, etc.) and unintended side-effects (lifecycle models fall apart, etc.). In this talk we’ll walk through seven different assumptions that you’re about to have challenged as you careen towards the bright new future of a cloud native environment.