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Navigating Microservices Architectures

Event Locations

  • June 27, 2017
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • RobotX Space

Microservices architectures have many benefits, but they also come with some unique challenges. To maximize the benefits, knowledge and preparation are necessary.

In this tech talk, we'll cover:

  • How to take a strategic approach to microservices— including showing examples of success.
  • How to make your microservices implementation successful using distributed systems patterns and open source technology.
  • Communication patterns, transformations leading to more agile integration.

After the presentation, please stay and join your peers for networking, food and drinks. All attendees will also be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Echo.



2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Registration

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Presentation

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Happy Hour

Strategic microservices journey:

  • Overview of microservices architectures—and why you should consider them
  • Tradeoffs of microservices and why they’re not a one-size-fits-all approach or a universal solution
  • Discussion about organizational impact and culture

Tactical microservices journey:

  • Discussion about when to use frameworks like Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm, Netflix OSS
  • Monitoring and metrics collections, KPIs, and business value
  • Dealing with data, concurrency, and transactions in a microservices architecture
  • Communication patterns and integration
  • Why APIs and API management are critical foundations of any cloud-native architecture
  • How to properly implement service discovery, routing, deadlines, health-checking, and other distributed systems patterns
  • Practical implementation of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Best practices, demonstrations, and recommendations for next steps

Infrastructure & Operations on the microservices journey

  • Common Ops challenges for DevOps and microservices
  • Emerging best practices in enterprise deployments

Happy Hour:

Complimentary food and drinks will be provided.


Christian Posta (@christianposta ) is Chief Architect of cloud-native applications and is well known for being a frequent blogger, speaker, and open source enthusiast. He is the author of Microservices by Example and contributor on many open source projects, including Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Camel, and

Christian works with large companies, creating and deploying large-scale, distributed architectures–many of which are now called microservices-based. He enjoys mentoring, training, and leading teams for success with distributed systems concepts, microservices, DevOps, and cloud-native application design.


Mathew Shuster is VP Solutions at Kovarus where he is responsible for strategy, planning, enablement, and go-to-market of their software, subscriptions, and services businesses. He spends his time with clients helping bring new development strategies and platforms to fruition by bridging the gap with infrastructure and operations.

Mathew has a consulting background focused on application development, integration, and agile project management. He has built large scale integration and messaging solutions with patterns and practices that would now be considered microservices, and implemented enterprise deployment methodologies that would be called DevOps or continuous delivery today.

About Kovarus:

Kovarus is a system integrator and consultancy based in the Bay Area with offices throughout the US West serving clients’ needs globally.

Kovarus helps businesses:

  • Optimize data center infrastructure supply chains through infrastructure automation, global logistics, and system integration
  • Deliver self-service IT operating models leveraging hybrid and multi cloud management
  • Increase developer productivity by implementing DevOps practices and cloud native development platforms

Kovarus is a Red Hat Premium Partner with a focus on OpenStack, Ansible, and OpenShift, and will be co-sponsoring this event.



Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

RobotX Space 
4500 Great America Parkway, 3rd Floor 
Santa Clara, CA 95054

The RobotX space is on the third floor, and parking will be available in the lot behind 4500 Great America Parkway. Red Hat signage will guide you to the event location within the building.