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

Tobi Knaup, CEO and Co-Founder of D2iQ, discusses the company’s partnership with Kong, the cloud connectivity company. Both companies are based on leading open source technologies from the cloud-native ecosystem. The partnership aims to provide a solution for customers building, deploying, and scaling cloud-native applications in Day-2 operations. Combining Kong’s service connectivity platform and D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) simplifies the development of cloud-native applications by removing the complexity of manual cluster and API management. The companies have had joint customer engagements prior to the announcement of this partnership, the partnership formalizes how the companies can work together, making it easier for customers to consume both offerings together. Knaup discusses the partnership further in this video.

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.

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