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We are delighted to introduce and welcome Damani Corbin to the Weaveworks team. Damani brings a new level of enthusiasm to our team and especially to our customers. We’re introducing Damani today because he will be writing a regular column for the Weaveworks blog. He will primarily focus on business challenges, including the successes and benefits that customers gain while making the transition to cloud native.

Damani was hired to grow sales in the US; he’s specifically focusing on two key areas:

  1. Organizations that were “Born in the Cloud”.
  2. The Financial Services and Insurance sectors and their adoption of cloud native technologies like Kubernetes.

Being in a startup means Damani wears multiple hats that range from Product Management, and Field Marketing to Developer Experience as well as Enterprise Sales. “Working in a start-up is a pretty unique experience. Because the team is lean, sometimes you are required to step in and take charge of certain areas. I love the challenge, and there can be obstacles, but ultimately it’s a rewarding experience,” says Damani.

We’re excited that Damani is going to share some unique and useful content that takes on a real world, “boots on the ground” perspective, that he’s experienced with his customers.

Get production ready with the Weave Kubernetes Platform

Amongst all the hats worn by Damani, his primary role is to show potential customers the value of our newest product Weave Kubernetes Platform (WKP). WKP reduces the complexity of Kubernetes configuration management with its GitOps based automated operations tooling. With GitOps, teams can define standard installations of Kubernetes clusters and their extensions, effectively automating the deployment of new nodes. With these pre-configured cluster templates, developers and operators are able to easily add cluster extensions, and update them with security patches, minimizing the YAML mess.

When your entire cluster configuration is stored in Git and managed with GitOps, clusters can be reproduced in a repeatable and predictable way. This brings advantages when you are building test environments and pipelines, and producing clusters for different teams with the same base configuration, or improving your disaster recovery capability.

Feel free to reach out to Damani if you have any questions. (DC@weave.works)