Cheryl Hung

Cloud Native London April 2023: Mia-Platform, CBRE, and Vodafone

Three fantastic speakers from Mia-Platform, CBRE, and Vodafone joined us at our April Cloud Native London meetup at the Just Eat Takeaway offices, and virtual attendees via the YouTube/Twitch livestreams.

We are immensely grateful to Sysdig for their generous support and sponsorship.

In addition, we have an exclusive offer for our members: WTF is SRE? is a highly-rated, very-tweeted-about, ridiculously-fun, wildly-insightful two-day conference designed to improve the world of Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps. It will take place in CodeNode, London on 4-5 May 2023.

Last year, we had three world-class tracks: Observability, Reliability and DevSecOps. In our third and in-person edition of the conference, we’re adding another! Get ready for next-level insights into the world of DevEx (Developer Experience).

WTF is SRE? is by the Community and for the Community, that’s why we are very happy to provide all the Cloud Native London members with a generous 25% off. Make sure to use this link for your exclusive discount!

Have you recently lost your job? We are also giving away free tickets to members of the Community who might need some extra help to get back in the market. Reach out to


Kicking off our evening was Giulio Roggero from Mia-Platform talking about What it means to be a Platform Engineer (and some concepts about Platform Engineering) (starting at 14:06). His takeaways explained how:

  • Platform Engineering is not a new topic but it’s the normal evolution of eXtreme Programming, Agile and DevOps: focus on value generated. Platform Engineers’ aim is to create the best DevX and simplify the life of Devs.
  • Adopt Platform Engineering approaches is an incremental journey: start simple and improve.
  • Tools are essential but are not enough, also focus on adopting good practices from Agile, DevOps and Team Topologies.

Next up we had Saeid Bostandoust from CBRE with a discussion on Kubernetes, Prometheus and Monitoring in Multi-tenant environments (starting at 41:35). He talked about:

  • Multi-tenant Kubernetes monitoring challenges.
  • Challenges of Multi-tenant monitoring using Prometheus.
  • Introduction to Prometheus Multi-tenant Proxy Server.

Finally we had Richard Kilmurray from Vodafone wrapping up our evening with a talk on Infusing Telco Networks with Cloud Native Technologies (starting at 1:24:37). His takeaways discussed how:

  • Telco brings demanding workloads that will draw upon the full spectrum of cloud-native software and standards will be important.
  • CI/CD makes its way into telco networks.
  • Observability techniques must be blended with existing telco monitoring

And of course, our usual group photo!

Cloud Native London May

Our next meetup will be on Wednesday 3rd May, when we’ll be joined by speakers from MetaOps, Jetstack, and Cancer Research UK (CRUK). RSVP and save the date now!.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a great month!

Cheryl (@oicheryl)