Dave Whyte

Operations Squad Lead at Auto Trader UK

Applications Cloud DevOps


Dave Whyte: is an Operations Squad Lead at Auto Trader UK, he is also one of the organiser of the DevOps Manchester meetups. Auto Trader is the largest digital automotive marketplace in the UK. Over the last 15 years, Dave has played a key part in continually evolving the IT Operations department which has resulted in enviable levels of stability, availability and performance.


Upcoming Events

Cloud & Cyber Security Expo London 2020
11 - 12 MARCH

Title of talk: The DevOps dream = Kubernetes / Istio Service Mesh and a dash of innovation
Time of talk: 11 Mar 2020 , 14:30 - 14:55
Theater: 13
As the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, Auto Trader UK prides itself on how simple it is for its consumers and retailers alike to buy and sell cars on their platform. To do it they rely on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) plus Istio. Istio has helped to enable visibility, increase agility and effectively secure their production environment, without sacrificing developer productivity. Dave Whyte has been in various operational roles at Auto Trader for the last 15+ years. In this session, Dave will share some of the new DevOps tooling that has been built to support the new environment, including: - App Directory - essential a live app catalogue - Dependancy graph - a visualisation of all applications and their dependency's - Service Mesh dashboard(s) - shows overall service health and cost management - Alert Dashboard - visualisation of current live alerts, these also feed into Slack

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