Navigating Microservices Architectures

Ubicaciones de eventos

  • 11 de Julio de 2017
  • Seattle, WA
  • The Palace Ballroom

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.

Josh Howell is the Regional Vice President for Consulting in the Northwest. He is responsible for leading field teams, as well as engaging customers with consulting needs. Mobile applications, digital marketing, IoT devices, and big data analytics are reshaping every industry, and promise to be more impactful than the internet has been to date.

Leveraging his 15 year background in IT across several industries, an MBA focused on Innovation Management, and lessons derived from thousands of customer meetings, Josh works with a broad range of organizations across Washington and Oregon who are interested in how to be the disruptor of their industries rather than the disrupted.

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, July 11, 2017

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Palace Ballroom 
2100 5th Ave 
Seattle, WA 98121