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Mass migrations to the cloud (or: how to eat an elephant)

Q: How do you move hundreds of interconnected applications, databases, queues and whatnot from your data centre to the cloud?
A: Like how you eat an elephant, one bite at a time.

But where do you start? How fast can you go? What tools and people do you need? How do you keep track of progress? What are the caveats? How do you prevent failure?

Piet knows and he can’t wait to tell you. He will take you through the seemingly monstrous task and show you how he helped one of his clients move 100+ applications to the cloud without breaking much of a sweat. He even had a lot of fun doing it. Bonus: he open sourced the migration tools he created, so you can do it too!

About the speakers


Piet van Dongen

Full stack developer at Luminis /Arnhem

Piet loves to dive deep into stuff. When he’s done, he will explain it to you with great enthusiasm and humor. Even if the subject is super dry and boring. HTTP/2 internals? Piet breaks out his hacksaw. IoT architecture? Piet creates a drum computer the audience can play with from the comfort of their seats.
Why? Because he thinks it is essential that we share what we do and know. That’s the best way to collectively get better at what we do.

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