Infrastructure as a Code and Bringing applications to a Cloud

01 October, 2017-10-01 12:30 2017-10-01 14:30 Europe/Kiev IT Arena, Infrastructure as a Code and Bringing applications to a Cloud Lviv, 39 Brativ Rohatyntsiv Str.
12:30 - 14:30
Trout, Bread and Wine, Lviv, 39 Brativ Rohatyntsiv Str.

In today’s world, agility is no longer an “add-on feature.” Instead, it’s a requirement, and teams that do not adapt quickly tend to lose in the marketplace.

In this talk, I will discuss the idea of Infrastructure as Code. This is a way to reduce the complexity of managing dynamic infrastructure. I will show what is important for developers to understand and — most important — why they need to understand it.


In the past few years, the cloud has become a hot topic. Small companies and startups can use the cloud to jump-start their businesses without the need for upfront investment in IT infrastructure, which lowers their capital needs and operating costs. Bigger companies are migrating their workflows to the cloud because, even if they already have a robust IT infrastructure in place, operating in the cloud gives them lower long-term costs, greater flexibility, and the ability to grow rapidly without investing in additional IT infrastructure.

In this talk, I will try to show you some of the problems which may occur when migrating applications to the cloud. Additionally, I will explain:

– what questions you have to ask before starting the actual migration

– how to evaluate potential migration strategies based on their pros and cons

Marcin Żbik and Konrad Gądek
Country: Poland
Position: DevOps Engineers
Organization: Grid Dynamics
Marcin has more than five years of experience with cloud computing. He is OpenStack Certified Administrator and AWS Certified Solutions Architect. He spent last year helping Grid Dynamics clients to migrate their workloads from their on premise data centers to Google Cloud Platform. Before that, he was designing, implementing and maintaining OpenStack based cloud solutions in IBM.


Konrad has over six years of experience in the IT field being a professional programmer and DevOps engineer. Prior to Grid Dynamics, Konrad has worked as Operations Team Lead for Flowbox and Developer for Erlang Solutions. Currently Konrad is a DevOps Engineer at Grid Dynamics empowering businesses with scalable cloud solutions and running various initiatives (e.g. DevOps labs). When nobody watches, he codes in Haskell.

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