Five Years Delivering World-Class Business Critical Apps on Cloud Foundry

Armakuni recently had the privilege of presenting at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, following up on the Keynote we presented last year in Berlin

Armakuni has worked with Comic Relief to transform the legacy donations platform into a secure, highly scalable and resilient, micro-service platform that caters for over 100,000 concurrent web sessions and up to 500 payments/second. At the same time, Armakuni was able to reduce the team size by 90% and save iro £5m run costs. This presentation will walk-through the journey, analyse the key decisions along the way, and discuss the benefits gained by a move to Cloud Native and why Cloud Foundry was key to the initial success and remains critical to the on-going success of the platform, and is now being adopted across the wider technology function.

Comic Relief is the UK-based charity responsible for ‘Red Nose Day’; seven hours of primetime live TV with circa 26 million viewers raising over a billion pounds in five years. 

Identifying the Developer Gap

We find ourselves in the midst of a technology revolution in which businesses are changing the way they operate and even how they see themselves. More and more companies seek to transform themselves digitally, effectively becoming software companies—rather than shoe companies or shipping companies or financial services companies. In order to achieve this, they rely on an ever-increasing number of skilled developers with an ever-increasing variety of skills.  

Cloud Foundry’s latest Global Perception Study reveals that we are beginning to see the early stages of a skills shortage. The majority of respondents say there is already, or will soon be, a shortage of skilled developers. Most already feel the impact of this shortage, as is reflected in their difficulty hiring and retaining skilled people.

The report Identifying the Developer Gap seeks to understand the skills in greatest demand, and solutions to addressing the skills shortage.

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Your build is probably broken, you just don't know it yet

Modern software development needs a modern CI; the patterns you follow when developing your code should also be reinforced by your CI pipeline. No snowflakes. No unstable results. No unscalable bottlenecks. Everything as code.

We will discuss the patterns that we want a CI solution to follow and why they are important, especially, but not exclusively, in the pursuit of continuous delivery and the adoption of DevOps and PaaS. You should leave feeling optimistic that tomorrow you can use Concourse CI to regain control of your pipeline, dramatically increasing velocity and consistency and, most importantly, reduce the time it takes to deliver value to users and receive feedback.

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