FINANCIAL TIMES'S JOURNEY TO CONTAINER BASED MICROSERVICES

FINANCIAL TIMES'S JOURNEY TO CONTAINER BASED MICROSERVICES

How we run our applications is always evolving - Monoliths to microservices, migration to the cloud, containerisation, improved orchestration. Containers have become synonymous with microservices but they present a new set of challenges...

In this talk I will share some of our experiences and rationale behind early adoption of containerisation using an in-house written orchestration mechanism through to migrating to Kubernetes.

In this talk I will discuss:

Our motivation for moving services into containers
The pain that went along with very early adoption
Which development approaches and practices help or hinder containerising a service
How our development process changed when we started running in containers
Best practices and lessons learnt around migrations
3 years on: what do we get out of containers now and was the journey worth it?

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Nicky Wrightson

May 14, 2018
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