Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

The hidden cost of Kubernetes

Bridget Lane (Gannett | USA Today), Marcelo Mandolesi (Gannett | USA Today)
13:1513:55 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and running containers in production

What you'll learn

  • Learn about USA TODAY NETWORK's two-year journey learning, migrating to, and running Kubernetes


Bridget Lane and Marcelo Mandolesi share the USA TODAY NETWORK’s two-year journey learning, migrating to, and running Kubernetes. USA TODAY NETWORK considered the biggest benefits of Kubernetes to be line-item cost, deployment time, resiliency, and developer ease of configuration and deployment. However, there were a number of hidden costs associated with the migration, including downtime, cost of concurrency during migration, risk mitigation, cloud limitations, and the engineering time it took to knowledge transfer everything. Join Bridget and Marcelo to learn the costs encountered, how to prepare for them, and why it was worth it.

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Bridget Lane

Gannett | USA Today

Bridget Lane is a software developer for Gannett and USA Today, where her day-to-day job involves deep-diving into Golang APIs, API management, and cache setup. In her free time, Bridget enjoys cooking, playing board games, and slaying ferocious beasts as a sorcerer in the distant realm of Dungeons and Dragons.

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Marcelo Mandolesi

Gannett | USA Today

Marcelo Mandolesi is a site reliability engineer at Gannett and USA Today, focused on delivering solutions that power Gannett’s cloud infrastructure. He is passionate about all things technology and has 10 years of experience as a sysadmin and a DevOps and Go developer.