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Tuesday, May 21 • 11:05 - 11:40
From Snowflake Servers to Snowflake Clusters - The GitOps Journey - Allison Richardet, Asteris, LLC & Fabio Giannetti, MasterCard

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At MasterCard, we have a unique hard requirement of one dedicated cluster per application due to security and other challenges. In an effort to prevent snowflake clusters, we provided a base set of services for logging, monitoring, etc.; however, application teams inevitably want to customize their logging solution or add a monitoring dashboard. We realized this mix of standard and optional services could quickly get out of control and needed normalization. In early 2018, we exposed application teams to Kubernetes manifests; they were excited about control over deployments, but unprepared for the complexity. By late 2018, we needed to minimize complexity and find a way to express high-level application needs, while providing secure, scalable and redundant deployments. This is our journey of how we embraced GitOps, and the challenges we faced making deployment descriptions minimalistic.

Speakers
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Fabio Giannetti

Senior Consultant, MasterCard
Fabio is a Senior Consultant in Mastercard. He is responsible for directing the internal build of Kubernetes platform and onboarding of application teams. Prior to that Fabio was at Cisco where he held a Director of Engineering position on DevNet and Cisco Cloud. Fabio has given several... Read More →
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Allison Richardet

Software Engineer, OCI
Allison Richardet is a Software Engineer for OCI and Asteris, LLC. She began her career with real-time embedded systems development. She decided she needed more RAM, so she moved to the cloud. She helps companies adopt cloud native practices and move to Kubernetes. Allison has spoken... Read More →



Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.0 D2