Kubernetes was introduced at Zalando for a multitude of reasons, like infrastructure efficiency and reliability of services. This was also an opportunity for a change in our build and deployment processes.
It is our purpose that developers should focus on the needs of business applications they’re developing. However, things like compliance, security and not so easy to use tooling can get in the way. With this in mind, we made a radical change in how we build and ship software to AWS, specifically to Kubernetes.
Jannis is an Engineering Lead at Zalando for the team that is responsible for providing an elastic, reliable and automated Platform-as-a-Service infrastructure for developers to build and run applications on. He has been working with Kubernetes since before its GA. Jannis is always eager to talk distributed systems and any challenges related to them.