Building Resilient Microservices

Though it is not entirely a new idea, Microservices seem to have peaked in popularity in recent years, what with numerous blogs, articles and conferences evangelizing the benefits of building software systems in this style. The coming together of trends like Cloud, DevOps and Continuous Delivery has contributed to this popularity. Designing, evolving, and versioning a microservice architecture is not trivial, and over time several design patterns and best practices have evolved. Some of the more popular patterns are Circuit – Breaker and Bulkhead.
Although it looks simple and straightforward but there are many aspects to consider while transitioning to microservices. Quite often many teams have failed in this process either because they do not educate themselves on what really means ‘doing microservices’ or by just thinking that using a specific tool suddenly you moved into this new ear. By just using Docker, Kubernetes, Neftlix libs etc you are not doing microservices.  It is a far more complex process, that also needs organizational and team changes.
This session provides an overview of patterns and practices, especially considerations for fault tolerance. Some of the areas covered would be:
– What to monitor and how to monitor
– What to do when dependencies fail to respond in time
– How to develop microservices to withstand failure and incorporate fallbacks
– Considerations for a slow or saturated network
– Practical considerations for DevOps
– Overview of tools and techniques for comprehensive criteria for migrating applications to a PaaS.
– Concrete approaches for migrating apps to a PaaS including buildpacks, Service Proxy, Dockerization, Orchestration and Bosh
This session aims to provide tips and tricks for building resilient and fault tolerant microservices.

Gurpreet-Singh-Sachdeva-75Gurpreet Sachdeva is a Technology Executive with around 19 years of experience working on some of the most challenging technologies related to Communication Software, Enterprise Computing and Cloud Computing. Gurpreet did his B. Tech (C.S.) from NIT, Kurukshetra and M.S. (Software Systems) from BITS, Pilani. He is currently working as Director – Technology with Aricent, Gurgaon…

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