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Spotlight on Cloud: The Hidden Costs of Kubernetes with Bridget Lane

Web Ops & Performance

An interactive case study from Gannett and USA TODAY

Bridget Lane

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If you’re considering Kubernetes, you’ve probably thought about the potential time and cost savings you could stand to gain. At Gannett and USA TODAY, migrating to Kubernetes cut their daily infrastructure spend in half and reduced their network failover time from almost four hours to about 10 minutes. These are huge savings for any company. That said, there were a number of costs to migrating that they didn't anticipate. Gannett’s migration to Kubernetes had a ripple effect through its entire stack—from its CI pipelines to its approach to monitoring and even employee happiness. In this case study, Bridget Lane, Gannett’s manager of developer solutions, will detail the problems her team faced while migrating and explain how they dealt with them.

Join us for this edition of Spotlight on Cloud to find out how businesses can migrate to Kubernetes and adopt a cloud native infrastructure without all of the unpleasant surprises.

O’Reilly Spotlight explores emerging business and technology topics and ideas through a series of one-hour interactive events. You’ll engage in a live conversation with experts, sharing your questions and ideas while hearing their unique perspectives, insights, fears, and predictions for the future.

In every edition of Spotlight on Cloud, you’ll learn about, discuss, and debate the complex, ever-evolving world of the cloud. Best of all, you’ll discover how successful companies have adopted and embraced this massive network of shared information and how you can follow their lead to transform your organization and prepare for the Next Economy.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live show, you’ll better understand:

  • Principles and practices to ease your migration to the cloud
  • Potential pitfalls to avoid when migrating to Kubernetes

This training course is for you because...

  • You're an engineer or systems architect charged with migrating your company’s services to the cloud.
  • You're a technical manager or executive who needs to understand the challenges behind (and benefits of) Kubernetes and related cloud services.


  • Come with your questions for Bridget Lane
  • Have a pen and paper handy to capture notes, insights, and inspiration

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About your instructor

  • Bridget Lane manages the developer solutions team at Gannett and USA TODAY. The team actively develops Gannett’s edge, maintaining its CDN, API gateway, and a number of APIs written in Golang that support the USA TODAY NETWORK. She's an international speaker, a Terraform maintainer, and a deep believer in local journalism.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Introduction and presentation (15 minutes)
  • Interactive discussion and Q&A (45 minutes)