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Wednesday, April 1 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Under the bonnet at Auto Trader

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Auto Trader are on a journey moving from two on-prem data centres to 100% Public Cloud. The new Delivery Platform has been built out using Google Kubernetes Engine and Istio Service Mesh.

They have made good progress so far and have migrated around 80% of their applications, the target is to compete the migration by the end of the year.

It has helped with getting ideas up and running quickly without any operational blockers, has increased visibility tenfold, increased organisational agility and effectively secured their production environment without sacrificing developer productivity.

The new platform has been a game changer around incident management! It is now really easy to spot issues, identify the source of the issue and the blast radius which is essential when managing an environment of microservices.

Release velocity has gone from 15,000 releases (in the production environment) last financial year to over 34,000 this year.

Dave Whyte will walk you through a high-level look under the bonnet at the inner workings. This will include going through the life cycle of getting a basic application onto the platform, including utilising an in-house tool called Shippr-cli to assist with getting the relevant Docker and Yaml files, creating a CI/CD pipeline and pushing out a release to build the app on the platform.

He will then showcase some of the DevOps tooling which includes an Application Directory, Dependency Graph, Tracing and Service Mesh Dashboards and ‘Skippr’ alerts that are fired into Slack.


• An insight into how a company operationally supports a platform with 350+ micro services
• Think about simplifying the process around the creation of Docker and Yaml files etc
• Insight into how to build out a microservice App Directory
• How to handle microservice to microservice network policies in code
• Learn about Chaos Kraken

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Dave Whyte

Operations Lead, Auto Trader UK
Dave Whyte: is an Operations Lead at Auto Trader UK and a Co-Organiser of the DevOps Manchester Meetup. Auto Trader is the largest digital automotive marketplace in the UK. Over the last 15 years, Dave has played a key part in continually evolving the IT Operations department which... Read More →

Wednesday April 1, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm CEST
Track 7