Why You Can’t Buy Cloud Native

A presentation at WTF Is Cloud Native Conf by Holly Cummins

The virtual shelves are filled to bursting with cloud native technologies; containers, runtimes, CI pipelines, observability tools. The more an organisation buys, the more cloud native it is, right? And the more network communication an app involves, the more cloud native it is, right? Well, not so much. It turns out cloud native is about how you deliver software, not the tools you use. This talk explains these often-overlooked elements for cloud native success:

  • Figuring out what problem we’re trying to solve
  • Releasing
  • Testing, but not the way you’re used to


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