CloudNation's Cloud & DevOps Meetup

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Publish date: 8 February 2020

On Wednesday March 27th the IT Infrastructure & Security Alliance is hosting another the DevOps & Cloud Meetup, as a Service!

During this edition we dive deeper into the question “If” and “Why” one should choose to adopt a multi-cloud strategy. Also, a war story of a Cloud Native journey and kubernetes adoption in a 250 year old organisation.


18:30 Doors open + ???
19:00 Talk #1 – Arjen Vriens (CloudNation)
20:00 Break
20:15 Talk# 2 – Ferhat Yildiz & Laura Rehorst (ABN AMRO)
21:15 End + drinks

Introduction to the topics

Talk #1: “Multi-Cloud” or “Multiple Clouds” Strategy?

While Public Cloud is gaining ground and is becoming the new normal for many organisations, the question is: how do I get the most out of the use of Public Cloud platforms and does it make sense to create a multi cloud strategy. What value will a multi-Cloud Strategy deliver your organisation or should you consider the use of multiple clouds? What is the difference and how can you benefit?

Talk #2: From COBOL to Kubernetes: A 250 Year Old Bank’s Cloud Native Journey

Adopting Kubernetes in an enterprise setting is challenging enough. Doing so in the highly-regulated banking industry presents further challenges. In this presentation Laura Rehorst (Product Owner – Stratus Platform, ABN AMRO) and Ferhat Yildiz (DevOps Consultant) will share some of the lessons learned during ABN AMRO’s Kubernetes adoption, discuss how Kubernetes accelerated the bank’s Digital Transformation, and demonstrate parts of our Continuous Compliance infrastructure.

About the speakers

Arjen Vriens  (CloudNation):

Arjen Vriens is co-founder and Managing Partner of CloudNation.

CloudNation is a Cloud Native Consultancy business which supports organisations with the Cloud journey. After 4 ½ years at AWS and over 20 years in the IT industry, Arjen Vriens decided to start his own business. Rational to start CloudNation was born because Arjen and his companions identified a knowledge gap about the implementation of Public Cloud.

Ferhat Yildiz & Laura Rehorst (ABN AMRO):

Ferhat Yildiz is Owner of Turing Technology Services. Turing Technology Services is a consultancy business which supports enterprise organisations with their DevOps, CI/CD and Cloud Native journeys.

Laura Rehorst, Product Owner of Stratus team at ABN AMRO Bank with the responsibility for the delivery and operation of the cloud-native platform.

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Publish date: 8 February 2020

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