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Thursday, November 21 • 10:55am - 11:30am
Balancing Power and Pain: Moving a Startup From a PaaS to Kubernetes - David Sudia, GoSpotCheck & Toni Rib, Gusto

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By hiding a lot of complexity and allowing a team to move fast and simply "heroku push" applications, PaaS solutions like Heroku are a perfect fit when you are early stage startup. However, what do you do when your business starts to get traction, and your scale or use case begins to stretch the limitations of a PaaS? This talk will share the story of a startup's successful migration away from a PaaS to a self-built platform powered by CNCF technology.

We'll share the highlights of our journey, such as how we translated PaaS concepts to our new infrastructure, and explain the series of choices we made, like assembling our platform from Kubernetes and other CNCF components. We will also share some of our difficulties, with the goal that other organisations can avoid making the same mistakes.

Speakers
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David Sudia

Senior DevOps Engineer, GoSpotCheck
David Sudia is a former educator turned developer turned DevOps Engineer. He's passionate about supporting other developers in doing their best work by making sure they have the right tools and environments. In his day to day he's responsible for managing Kubernetes clusters, deploying... Read More →
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Toni Rib

Software Engineer, Gusto
Toni Rib is a Software Engineer at Gusto. While she focuses mainly on application development, she isn't happy unless she understands not only the application she's developing, but also the database and infrastructure it relies on. This resulted in her being named "honorary DevOps... Read More →



Thursday November 21, 2019 10:55am - 11:30am
Room 14AB - San Diego Convention Center Mezzanine Level
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