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SkillsCast

Switching Horses Midstream: The Challenges of Migrating 150+ Microservices to Kubernetes

4th September 2018 in London at CodeNode

This SkillsCast was filmed at Cloud Native September

SkillsCast coming soon.

The FT’s content platform team put our first containers live in mid-2015 and migrated the rest of our services over by April 2016. At that point, we weren't using Kubernetes - and much of what we were using, we built ourselves.

At the end of 2016, we decided we wanted to benefit from the work other people were doing and switch over to Kubernetes. But it's not easy to do that kind of move when you have 150+ microservices and you need to keep the existing platform running in parallel while you do the migration.

I'm going to talk about this migration and the challenges we faced.

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Switching Horses Midstream: The Challenges of Migrating 150+ Microservices to Kubernetes

Sarah Wells

I've been a developer for 15 years, leading delivery teams across consultancy, financial services and media. Over the last few years I have developed a deep interest in operability, observability and devops, and at the beginning of 2018, this led to me taking over responsibility for Operations and Reliability at the Financial Times.

SkillsCast

SkillsCast coming soon.

The FT’s content platform team put our first containers live in mid-2015 and migrated the rest of our services over by April 2016. At that point, we weren't using Kubernetes - and much of what we were using, we built ourselves.

At the end of 2016, we decided we wanted to benefit from the work other people were doing and switch over to Kubernetes. But it's not easy to do that kind of move when you have 150+ microservices and you need to keep the existing platform running in parallel while you do the migration.

I'm going to talk about this migration and the challenges we faced.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

Switching Horses Midstream: The Challenges of Migrating 150+ Microservices to Kubernetes

Sarah Wells

I've been a developer for 15 years, leading delivery teams across consultancy, financial services and media. Over the last few years I have developed a deep interest in operability, observability and devops, and at the beginning of 2018, this led to me taking over responsibility for Operations and Reliability at the Financial Times.