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Ep 04 - Donald Lutz - Kubernetes as a platform and the future of system engineering

May 31, 2022

GitOps as the next step in the evolution of system engineering, Kubernetes as a platform and great collaboration tools. 


In this episode of "All Things Ops", our host Elias talks to Donald Lutz from taos about Kubernetes as a platform, the future of system engineering and much more. 

What's in it for you:

  1. Donald’s views on Kubernetes as a 'meta-layer across cloud platforms'
  2. Whether GitOps is the next step in the transition from traditional system engineering
  3. Donald’s view on great automation tools from a software engineering perspective
  4. The benefits of 'event storming' as a collaboration format

About Donald

Donald holds the role of Senior Cloud and Software Architect at Taos. Experienced as a Director of Software Engineering, Cloud Architect, and Solution Architect, he has great standing in Microsoft architecture. His area of expertise includes delivering enterprise cloud solutions implemented with Actors, ASP.NET Core, DAPR, functional languages and Kafka. Donald started getting into computers when he was about 13 and crashed his first one at 18.

Find Donald on LinkedIn: or via Email

About taos


Taos is an IBM company and provides strategic as well as technical consulting, and implements transformative solutions. It focuses on strategic cloud consulting, migration, 24x7x365 operations and managed services supported by its DevOps practice. Working with Taos enables companies to operate efficiently, scale the business, and innovate quickly.

About the host

Elias is Director of International and Indirect Business at tribe29. He comes from a strategy consulting background, but has been an entrepreneur for the better part of the last 10 years. In his spare time, he likes to do triathlon.

Get in touch with Elias via LinkedIn or email: elias[dot]voelker[at] 


Music by Ströme, used by permission 
‚Panta Rhei‘ written by Mario Schoenhofer 
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