Operating Microservices: Patterns for Success

Microservices solve numerous problems around cognitive load, velocity, isolation, and scalability - if you get them right!

In Operating Microservices: Patterns for Sucess, we bring you practical advice around what good really looks like with system observability, patterns of integrating with legacy codebases, and situations when microservices were NOT the right answer, and the most common issues encountered when it comes to day 2 operations with microservices. 

Microservices are an effective way to solve many problems in software, but it’s also a great way to introduce them if not done (and operated) well.


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Session Microservices

Dark Energy, Dark Matter and the Microservices Patterns?!

Monday Dec 5 / 09:00AM PST

Dark matter and dark energy are mysterious concepts from astrophysics that are used to explain observations of distant stars and galaxies.

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Chris Richardson

Creator of microservices.io, Java Champion, & Core Microservices Thoughtleader

Session Microservices

Orchestration vs Choreography, A Guide To Composing Your Monolith

Monday Dec 5 / 10:10AM PST

Microservices promise rapid evolution, operational independence, and technological freedom but come with imperceptible drag factors. Left unchecked, this drag leads to distributed balls of mud – hard to operate, evolve and maintain.

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Ian Thomas

VP, Web Architecture @GenesisGlobalX

Session Microservices

Overcomplicated Architecture: Scaling Bottleneck

Monday Dec 5 / 11:20AM PST

As a digital scale-up continues to gain momentum and grow rapidly, one of the key determining factors of success is how quickly they can evolve their product. The business desires to push features to production as fast as possible and prove value to its customers.

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Cassandra Shum

Technologist | Architect | Ex-Thoughtworks


Istio as a Platform for Running Microservices

Monday Dec 5 / 12:30PM PST

Not every application should follow the microservices architecture.  But for those that do, how do you solve problems relating to service discovery, load balancing, resilience, security, observability, and traffic management?  Spring Cloud projects have adopted solutions that grew out o

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Eitan Suez

Content Engineer @Tetrate, Previously a technical instructor @VMware and @Pivotal and Principal Consultant @ThoughtWorks


Untrusted Execution: Attacking the Cloud Native Supply Chain

Monday Dec 5 / 12:30PM PST

Should we trust the code we run in production? Not if a motivated attacker can compromise our system’s complex supply chains. While hardened runtimes and detection can mitigate some zero day attacks, malicious internal threat actors and software implants are much harder to detect.

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Francesco Beltramini

Security Engineering Manager @controlplaneio

Track Host

Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously Platform Architect @VMware

Wes is a Technical Principal with Thoughtworks where his focus is on working with customers on app modernization, with a particular focus on the cloud native ecosystem. Prior to Thoughtworks, he was one of the Platform Architects at VMware focused on Tanzu. Wes also chairs the San Francisco edition of QCon and is one of the co-hosts of The InfoQ Podcast. His interests focus around architecture, cloud compute, app modernization, and, of course,  the cloud-native ecosystem.

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