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Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers

Updated on November 19, 2018
Holly Cummins
Holly Cummins

Senior Principal Software Engineer on the Red Hat Quarkus team

As a developer in IBM’s Cloud Garage, Holly works with customers who are trying to get to the cloud so everything becomes better. What’s getting in their way isn’t the technology—wrapping something in a Docker container (usually) isn’t that hard. Instead, it’s the structures that have been put in place to manage risk and the relationships between teams that trip companies up.

In this session, Holly shares some stories of customers struggling to get cloud-native and how her team applied its methodology to turn things around. The presentation covers the ideal team size, the ideal microservice size, what skills a team needs, the role of architects, how to know if something is ready to ship, and whose fault everything really is.