Shahid Iqbal

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Kubernetes Docker Containers Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform dotNet dotnet core

London, England, United Kingdom

Solving microservices challenges on the Kubernetes platform

Developing microservices based applications is a hot trend in our industry.
However the journey to microservices is fraught with problems, by trying to solve one problem we often introduce a set of new ones.

This talk introduces a "journey" to microservices and highlights some new problems that are created by adopting such an architecture.

We then step through how we can leverage cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes and service meshes such as Istio to try and address some of these new problems.

This talk along with demos will cover many topics in an area which is rapidly evolving however we'll try and focus on the fundamental problems, and demonstrate tools that can help make the experience better or simply easier to manage.

Attendees will learn:
Why microservices introduce many new challenges.
How cloud native technologies (such as Kubernetes, Azure Dev Spaces, Istio) can try and help address these challenges.
Some general guidance on microservices architecture.


Some knowledge of microservices, containers and Kubernetes is useful but not essential we'll cover the basic topics

Presented at NDC Sydney 2018
https://ndcsydney.com/talk/developing-microservices-applications-for-the-kubernetes-platform/


Shahid Iqbal

Independent Azure consultant, Microsoft MVP

Shahid is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP based in the UK and operating across the globe (before covid-19!).
With over a decade of experience in .NET he works with companies to help migrate their existing applications and processes to the Cloud and Azure in particular.
He is a passionate proponent of Cloud Native approaches and employing technologies such as Azure and Kubernetes to solve modern development problems.

Shahid is also frequent speaker at both international conferences and local meetups, runs workshops on Cloud Native technologies, and is a co-organizer of a .NET meetup in the UK (Milton Keynes .NET).

When he's not working he's likely to be talking about cars, photography or gadgets.

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