Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 3–4, 2019: Training
Feb 4–6, 2019: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Realigning DevOps practices to support microservices: A Capital One case study

Irakli Nadareishvili (Capital One)
1:15pm–2:05pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Location: Sutton Center/Sutton South
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study

Who is this presentation for?

  • DevOps and microservices practitioners



Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic software engineering and cloud engineering experience

What you'll learn

  • Understand the realities of building microservices architecture applications in a large organization
  • Explore the cultural shifts required for teams of any size, if they embark upon something as transformational as new architectural paradigms (microservices specifically)
  • Discover lessons Capital One learned


Despite its success in building an engineering and DevOps culture, when Capital One embarked on the gargantuan task of embracing microservices, several years ago, it had to do an analysis of which of its development and operational practices were applicable to the new architectural style and which had to be fundamentally reevaluated. Irakli Nadareishvili shares lessons learned from the process.

Topics include:

  • How much of “let thousand flowers bloom” is appropriate?
  • What does “you build it, you own it” specifically mean for an organization of thousands of engineers and hundreds of critical applications?
  • Where are the efficient lines of separation between centralization and federation?
  • A fundamental rethinking of deployment models from DevOps to new architectural capabilities
  • A cultural shift: What are traditional software development roles in the new reality?
  • Changes in tooling
  • Pragmatic approaches to heterogeneity: How much freedom is enough?
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Irakli Nadareishvili

Capital One

Irakli Nadareishvili is a senior director of technology at Capital One, where he leads the company’s microservices transformation efforts. Previously, he was cofounder and CTO of ReferWell, a NY-based health technology startup, and held technology leadership roles at CA Technologies and NPR. Irakli is a coauthor of Microservice Architecture. You can follow him on Twitter at @inadarei.

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