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Wednesday, March 29 • 13:55 - 14:30
When Failure is Not an Option: Processing Real Money at Monzo with Kubernetes and Linkerd [I] - Oliver Gould, Buoyant & Oliver Beattie, Monzo

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In this talk, we describe how Monzo processes financial transactions involving real money and real people in way that's safe, secure, and resilient. We show how combining Kubernetes with Linkerd creates a highly adaptive system, where Kubernetes provides a baseline level of protection against hardware and software failures and Linkerd layers on request-level resilience, including including latency-aware load-balancing, intelligent retries, and service-level measures of success rates and latency. We show how the resulting system is resilient to a wide variety of failures and protects the financial transactions that flow through it from failure, yet still allows for a rapid pace of feature development and iteration.

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Oliver Beattie

Head of Engineering, Monzo
Oliver Beattie is Head of Engineering at Monzo, leading the development of the distributed systems to power a new kind of bank. He previously worked on Hailo's global micro-services platform.
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Oliver Gould

CTO, Buoyant
Oliver is the CTO of Buoyant, where he leads open source development efforts. Prior to joining Buoyant, he was a staff infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he was the tech lead of Observability, Traffic, and Configuration & Coordination teams. He is the creator of linkerd and a core contributor to Finagle, the high-volume RPC library used at Twitter, Pinterest, Soundcloud, and many other companies.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 13:55 - 14:30
B 07 - B 08 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany