6 and 7 February 2017

Gent, Belgium

CI/CD Workflows at Enterprise Sports Scale

Brian O'Connell - Tuesday, February 7, 14:40 - 15:20 - B3.019

IBM’s team that serves digital sporting experiences has transformed and adopted DevOps principles to build a multi-region hybrid public and private cloud. A key part of that transition was building a CI/CD pipeline based on GitLab, Jenkins, Vagrant, Chef and UrbanCode Deploy. Every change to the cloud infrastructure that delivers Wimbledon, The French Open, Australian Open, The US Open, and The Masters flows through this pipeline.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Architect a CI/CD pipeline for all infrastructure changes including config management, binaries, OS Images, and application changes
  • Scale a CI/CD pipeline to 100s of projects and over 100 people working around the clock
  • Build binaries using FPM for multiple platforms in your CI/CD platform
  • Implement a robust code review process using GitLab
  • Enable end-to-end traceability from commit to deploy
  • Integrate your CI/CD pipeline with UrbanCode Deploy
  • Instrument your CI/CD pipeline

PDF of the slides are available for download [19.8 MB].

About Brian O'Connell

Brian O'Connell is a Master inventor and Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM focusing on DevOps, continuously available cloud technologies and software defined environments. Brian leads the team responsible for the transition of high profile web sites such as The Masters, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), US Open Tennis, and the Australian Open to a hybrid cloud.

Brian has more than 300 patents, is an IBM Master Inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a Franz Edelman laureate.