Dave Whyte

Operations Lead @ Auto Trader UK


Dawning of a new era @Auto Trader UK

‘Auto Trader UK is the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, Dave will talk briefly about Auto Traders history and why he believes they are a Technology company.

Auto Trader UK are currently in the middle of a journey migrating their complete platform from two dedicated datacentres to the Public Cloud, Dave will explain the reasons behind the decision to move to the public cloud and go through three important factors (Culture, Org Agility & People) which he believes are helping them achieve a successful migration.
He will show statistics highlighting a massive increase in release velocity and will cover the benefits they are seeing around monitoring and alerting embracing the Public Cloud, he will also showcase some of the DevOps tooling they have created utilising Kubernetes and a Service Mesh framework (Istio).