Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Cloud-native deployment options: A review of container, serverless, and microservice implementations (sponsored by IBM)

2:15pm–3:05pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location: Beekman Parlor
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An intermediate understanding of distributed systems
  • Familiarity with containers

What you'll learn

  • Explore options for cloud-native deployments, from containers to serverless to microservices, and learn the the best combination of cloud services and tools


Innovative digital and mobile experiences are driving pressure on traditional architecture. Whether you’re modernizing an application monolith or developing a new cloud-native application, it’s no longer a question of whether or not to use microservices, since not doing so eventually leads to business failure. Instead, the challenge facing many architects is deciding what technologies to use in their applications.

Many of the technologies and architectures that are being defined and standardized for cloud-native and microservices, such as Kubernetes and Apache OpenWhisk, are coming from open source communities. While early implementations were largely in web-scale internet companies, there is now broader adoption across multiple industries and for many new applications. These cloud-native technologies are defining standards across multiple cloud providers. Andrew Hately details the best combination of cloud services and tools to use to get the right results.

This session is sponsored by IBM.

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Andrew Hately


Andrew Hately is an IBM distinguished engineer and CTO of IBM’s Cloud Labs organization, where he leads a technical team focused on development and deployment of cloud solutions based on IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture for both infrastructure and platform as a service. Since joining IBM, Andrew has worked in WebSphere, cloud, and smarter infrastructure, and software strategy in the US and South Africa. He holds several patents related to software design and architecture and has authored, edited, and led industry standards efforts.