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Smart Cloud-Native Apps Are The Future | Tobi Knaup


Guest: Tobi Knaup (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Company: D2iQ (Twitter)
Show: Let’s Talk
Keyword: Cloud-Native Apps

Smart cloud-native applications are the next stage in evolution in cloud-native apps. Similar to the transition we saw from mobile phones to smartphones, with more capabilities and key features like personal assistance, search and the photos app, which are driven by AI. Organizations are now evolving towards building AI capabilities into their products, which are being run on cloud-native infrastructure. We have already seen cloud-native go from being stateless applications when Kubernetes first came out to adding stateful capabilities. In this segment from our discussion with Swapnil Bhartiya, Tobi Knaup, CEO and Co-Founder of D2iQ, explains what the next step in the evolution of cloud-native apps might look like.

About Tobi Knaup: A cloud-native pioneer and evangelist, Tobi Knaup serves as the CEO of D2iQ. Previously, Tobi served as D2iQ’s Chief Technology Officer. As the primary author of the world’s first open-source container orchestrator (Marathon) and co-creator of the KUDO toolkit for building Kubernetes Operators, Tobi has the unique ability to understand an organization’s cloud-native journey from all levels–business, technological and talent. And as the driver behind D2iQ’s next-generation Kubernetes platform, Tobi helps make it possible for organizations to navigate the cost and time-intensive challenges associated with enterprise-grade container orchestration.

Before co-founding D2iQ, Tobi was one of the first engineers and technology lead at Airbnb, proving the technology’s value at scale in a production environment serving millions of users. A German native, Tobi holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the Technical University of Munich.

About D2IQ: D2iQ is the leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud platforms that enable organizations to embrace open source and cloud-native innovations while delivering smarter Day 2 operations. With unmatched experience driving some of the world’s largest cloud deployments, D2iQ empowers organizations to better navigate and accelerate cloud-native journeys with enterprise-grade technologies, training, professional services and support.

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.