SoftServe + Google Cloud: Cost-Effective A/B Testing with Istio and Google Kubernetes Engine (SLC)


Mar 20, 2019


Silicon Slopes HQ - Lehi, UT

If a product isn’t agile or time-to-market for updates, features, and services are not fast enough—it’s challenging to stay competitive in today’s marketplace. Additionally, to meet customer requirements, companies strive for optimization of design and app characteristics prior to official release.

Often, extensive time is spent configuring required environments, only to learn from developers that the deliverable works locally, but not in production. Google Cloud Platform solutions and managed services can end this cycle.

Join SoftServe and Google Cloud for our meet-up, “Cost-Effective A/B Testing with Istio and Google Kubernetes Engine” where we’ll show you how GCP services can simplify your product life cycle.

During our interactive demo, we’ll:

  • Design infrastructure for our services in GCP and setup a GKE Kubernetes cluster using Google Cloud Deployment Manager deployments
  • Configure Istio on GKE and launch our demo application
  • Demonstrate A/B testing and vote for final production design for our application (with help of the audience).

All of the above can take weeks. We’ll only need 45 minutes to demonstrate how to accomplish these tasks—in a cost-effective way, and without additional "expensive" engineers, so that your developers can focus on what they do best—coding.

Attendees are encouraged to think of:

  1. A modern architecture of cloud infrastructure and managed services
  2. The architecture’s development
  3. Potential current and future use cases

…and bring it for discussion.



Ruslan Kusov-DevOps Architect, Critical Services

Ruslan has more than 9 years of experience in the IT industry as a System Administrator, Network Engineer, DevOps/SRE, and DevOps Architect. He has created and optimized architecture for global tourism, payment services, and mobile development companies. 

His extensive background includes: Google (GCP), Amazon (AWS) and other cloud platforms, Java/Web application platforms, IAC and provisioning tools, NoSQL/SQL DB management, on-premises virtualization, Kubernetes, and CI/CD systems.

He is a Certified Google Cloud Professional Architect and award winner of: 

  1. DevOps Engineer of the Year 2018 by Computing's DevOps Excellence Awards - United Kingdom
  2. Ukrainian IT Awards - DevOps of the year 2018

Ruslan leads cloud domains in SoftServe’s Critical Services-Center of Excellence (CoE) group. He also mentors rising SRE engineers, through educational workshops and informal knowledge sharing sessions. Additionally, he leads research and onboarding of new cloud services and technologies for the CoE unit.


Anton Grishko-DevOps Architect, Critical Services

Anton Grishko is a DevOps architect for Critical Services at SoftServe. He has 12 years of experience working as a System Administrator, DevOps Architect, and Head of DevOps. His main specialization is migration projects with zero downtime.  

Anton has helped to establish a DevOps culture in multiple Fortune 100 companies as well as several Silicon Valley startups.  

Anton has production experience working with on-premises, GCP, AWS, Azure, and Digital Ocean clouds with a passion for GitlabCI, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Ansible, Jinja, ELK, Prometheus/Grafana, and NodeJS.


Wed, March 20th, 2019
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM MST


Silicon Slopes Headquarters
2600 Executive Parkway
Suite 140
Lehi, UT 84003


11:30 AM – Doors Open
12:00 PM – Presentation + Q&A
1:00 PM – Networking Reception

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