Katie Gamanji
Cloud Platform Engineer
Condé Nast International

Currently a Cloud platform engineer at Condé Nast International. Previously worked on maintaining and automating site delivery on OpenStack based infrastructure, which transitioned into a role with a focus on designing, deploying and evolving a Kubernetes centric infrastructure. Condé Nast International sets the benchmark for publishing excellence with leading print and digital brands, including Vogue, GQ, Wired. Hence, having a scalable, reliable and highly available platform in combination with a robust delivery process is the raison d’etre of the current infrastructure team.


A Journey to a Centralized, Globally Distributed Platform

For over a century Condé Nast International has set the benchmark for print and digital publishing. With brands like Vogue, GQ, Wired, Condé Nast Traveller under our umbrella we are operating in more than 11 markets across different geographies, including Russia and China. Whilst serving content to millions of customers daily (300m unique users per month), it has become paramount to have a scalable, fault tolerant and highly available infrastructure, combined with a robust delivery process. Originating with a fragment technological landscape, Condé Nast International is progressing with a remarkable project to embrace cloud-native principles and deliver a centralized, globally distributed platform that will further emancipate our international teams.

This talk aims to highlight Condé Nast International’s journey to deliver a multi-cluster distributed Kubernetes platform, with a centralized management mechanism and self-service CI/CD process.