Cloud, Containers, and Microservices

TH03 Deep Dive: Going Cloud Native with 30-Year-Old Code


8:00am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Roy Cornelissen

Cloud Solution Architect


Docker makes it easy to containerize existing applications and run them on arbitrary machines. Kubernetes takes it to the next level by offering fast and easy container orchestration at runtime. Containerization has been common practice in the Linux world for years, but lately developers on the Microsoft stack have jumped on the Docker bandwagon too. That is all nice and dandy for green field .NET Core applications that are easily deployable in Docker on Linux, but what if you have 30 year old Win32 and .NET software that has to be cloudified and run as a Software as a Service offering on demand?

In this Deep Dive I’ll share the journey of my team that lead us from hope to desperation to glory in turning an on premise Client-Server application into a full blown cloud native service, with some ancient pieces still in there. The architectural learnings and technical details will give you a different perspective on cloud transformation than the default "we have to rebuild the whole application from scratch to run it in the cloud", and will give you tools for faster time to market.

You will learn:

  • What can and can't be done with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Architecture considerations for bringing legacy to the cloud
  • Evolving software during and after transformation to the cloud