Gitlab Empowers Cloud Native App Development and Delivery With DevOps Integration

Date : 02-Oct-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur


Gitlab,all-in-one DevOps meets all-in-one cloud. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Between 28-Sep to 2-Oct-2020, APAC GitLab Connect 2020 was held on the Hopin platform.
    • The event explored how cloud native applications are the future of software development and why GitLab is the best place to build them.
  • IT teams are leveraging Gitlab to build cloud native applications tightly integrated with DevOps.


On 22-Sep-2020, Gitlab announced the launch of a comprehensive course on remote work leadership on the world’s leading online learning platform, Coursera. The course, titled “How to Manage a Remote Team,” will provide a holistic, in-depth analysis of remote team structures, phases of adaptation, and best practices for managers, leaders, and human resources professionals. It is being offered free of charge, with an optional certificate available for US$49.

Key topics:

  • Lead in a remote environment
  • Build and sustain remote organisational culture and practices
  • Assess teams’ and managers’ readiness and preparation for remote work
  • Create a foundational strategy for executing a remote transformation


  • Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab coined the scenario as "The Great Remote Migration",citing lacking of training materials for organizations to transition to an all-remote organisation effectively.
  • Shravan Goli, Chief Product Officer at Coursera,commented that GitLab is a global pioneer in remote work.
  • Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLab,said,the offering is a result of hard work of their documentation on the development of a platform for remote work with a foundation that premised on open source and open platform.


Best Practices:

Using cloud native to build your applications has a number of tangible benefits because it:

  • Frees up your developers’ time.
  • Saves money by monitoring and scaling application resources through cloud orchestration, i.e. container schedulers.
  • Results in faster shipping.
  • Aligns operations with business goals.
  • Allows stakeholders more time to focus on building their business.

Editor's comments:

  • In a nutshell, cloud native is referring to container based microservices whereas DevOps is the process of automation of application development,management and delivery.
  • Think of the term cloud native as a software that is deployed with natively cloud features - means by default it supports auto scaling and virtualization - a bit deep.
  • Think of a DevOps as the process of managing software project development aided by a platform such as Gitlab - without a platform, it is not called DevOps but merely project management.


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