May 8 - 9, 2023 | Vancouver, Canada
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Tuesday, May 9 • 5:10pm - 5:40pm
The Intersection of CD Gates and GitOps: A Match Made in Deployment Heaven - Christina Andonov & Carlos Santana, AWS

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GitOps has become a popular approach for continuous deployment in cloud native applications, but there is a common misunderstanding that changes automatically go to production once merged in Git, referred to as "push-button deployments". This can lead to problems in the pipeline due to the lack of enforcement of quality and security checks. This talk clarifies that GitOps can indeed have a robust deployment pipeline with multiple stages, automated tests, manual reviews, and approvals before new software is promoted to production. The versatility of GitOps will be examined, as it can be applied not only to Kubernetes services but also to infrastructure management using tools such as AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) or Crossplane. The talk will show how to set up a secure and efficient pipeline that meets compliance requirements. Real-world examples from enterprise customers in regulated industries such as finance and healthcare will be shared, demonstrating the benefits and challenges of implementing GitOps. The talk will provide a hands-on perspective and live demo, helping attendees understand how to apply GitOps in their own work.

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Carlos Santana

Senior EKS Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS
Carlos Santana is a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS leading Container solutions in the Worldwide Application Modernization GTM team. He is a skilled public speaker comfortable with a wide range of audiences from executive to diverse technical audiences. He is experienced... Read More →
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Christina Andonov

Senior Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS
Christina is a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS where she guides customers trough the implementation of Kubernetes and complementary open-source technologies. Christina has extensive experience in managing large-scale production workloads on Kubernetes in the cloud.

Tuesday May 9, 2023 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Meeting Room 221-222
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