Jaap Kabbedijk | Devoxx

Devoxx Belgium 2018
from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November 2018.

Jaap is a Cloud Expert and DevOps Consultant working for Xebia and currently acting as the Product Owner of the Nationale Nederlanden AWS Platform.

As a DevOps consultant he focuses on helping organizations creating better software products. His expertise is on DevOps transformations and he likes to combine the importance of good software craftmanship with a strong emphasis on maximizing software product value.

In his Product Owner role at Nationale Nederlanden he is responsible for the AWS Platform development team and the adoption of the platform by approximately 200 internal development teams worldwide. Additionally his task is to motivate those teams in understanding the Agile and DevOps principles.

See also www.xebia.com

Managing CI/CD on AWS at scale


Having a self-service based infrastructure platform is crucial for the adoption of DevOps culture and capabilities. Within Nationale Nederlanden, a large international insurance company, we offer a compliant and easy to use platform across more than 50 AWS accounts, to be used by over 200 teams worldwide. Providing an enterprise scale, highly regulated, cloud platform and a range of CI/CD tools at this scale is not without challenges. We will take you on our journey that we started 2 years ago. We will share the problems and pitfalls we experienced as a team and explain how we tackled them. We will also teach how we kept ourselves from drowning in operations work and achieved to deliver more, while worrying less. Our journey will include lessons on:

  • Setting up infrastructure as code in a scalable way
  • Running and deploying many pipelines over numerous AWS accounts
  • Providing your customers with tools that they can consume in a self-service way across accounts.

During the talk we hope to inspire you to achieve full automation and leave the session with a unique take on solving CI/CD at scale.

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