Kubernetes won't save you

In conjunction with the possibility to rent managed clusters, Kubernetes offers organisations a chance to get rid of the shackles of managing infrastructure. But that doesn't mean this is a one-size-fits-all solution. As consultants, we often observe the chaos, when the vision doesn't align with the reality of what teams are able to deliver. Often, the problem is not the tech, it's the culture.

When is an organisation ripe for cloud transformation? Are we addressing the right issues? Kubernetes alone won't save you, but with the right mindset, it might be what you needed to save yourself.


Basic understanding of the cloud-native ecosystem


Transforming to the Cloud means peeling away all the layers of infrastructure abstraction that were put in place once to make things easier. Now, with these layers being taken care of this often reveals the real structural problems of the application and organisation.

This is a high-level meta talk with which I want to start a necessary conversation:
Are we focusing too much on the tech and missing what the real problems are? Let’s take a look




Lian Li always wanted to save the world. After an attempt at becoming a lawyer, she decided to do something with computers instead. Working as a Software Engineer, she got into attending conferences and giving talks. She fell in love with the tech community, which led to her organising ServerlessDays Amsterdam. Currently, Lian works as Cloud Native Engineer at Container Solutions.


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