Manuel Coppotelli - Site Reliability Engineer




manuel has worked in IT system operations for about 10 years, combining skills from SRE, systems administration, and software development to design reliable products at a huge scale. He's passionate about community and learning new things.



Site Reliability

* Triage production issues and identify appropriate remediation
* Participate in on-call rotation and guide incident management
* Deep dive into complex operational challenges, automation, and system analysis
* Develop the tools (bash, python, go, and ruby) to remove toil and guarantee high reliability levels

Distributed Systems & Cloud Infrastructures:

* Automated Kubernetes cluster operation on-prem and on the cloud
* Workload security, observability, service mesh, policy management, federated identities
* Infrastructure and workload cost and capacity breakdown, analysis, and optimization
* Development Platform: CI/CD pipelines, GitOps, deployment strategies (blue/green, canary)
* Serverless architectures and cloud-managed services (AWS, GCP)


Always learning new things:

* Learn from data
* Fail fast, iterate
* Gain insight from experiences and perspectives of others


Speaker at VMware Explore 2022: DevOps with Tanzu Community Edition and Carvel
Speaker at VMworld 2021: Automate DevOps with VMware Tanzu
Co-founder and Streamer for the online podcast The Pipeline Guys
Creator of the Terraform provider for Tanzu Mission Control


VMware vExpert 2022 for Cloud Native Applications


Fluent in English, native in Italian, basic in Spanish and French.


Open source, culture, devops, infrastructure, the cloud

* Personal blog,
* GitHub profile,


* PagoPA

- Strategic Innovation, 2021-present

Fostering the technologican and cultural innovation in the ICT field for Public Governments

* Storm Reply

- Senior Cloud Consultant, 2018–2021

* Consulting in cloud adoption journey for big multinational companies (utility, payment, certification authority, defense) resulting in 30% reduction in RTO and RPO and 99.5% availability.
* Consulting in full-cloud strategies adoption for startups (transportation, IoT), resulting in one-third reduction of the time to market
* Designing and implementing custom Platform as a Service solutions, running more than 15000 micro- services, abstracting cloud infrastructure and operation effort; pushing the adoption of CI/CD and GitOps.
* Re-platforming and re-architecting legacy critical applications to leverage the pay-per-use cloud cost model; resulting in cost reduction up to 70%
* Managing multiple dev and devops pizza-teams; assuring high quality project delivery


- Freelance System Engineer, 2012–2018

Hardware and base software system setup and operation for three-tier (web) application


* Formal education

- Professional Engineer Registration Consiglio Nazionale degli Ingegneri, 2018-present
- MSc, Engineering in Computer Science from "La Sapienza" University of Rome, 2015–2017

* Certifications

- Kubernetes: CKA, CKS, CKAD
- Google: Professional Cloud Architect
- AWS: Solution Architect, Professional
- How to Manage a Remote Team - GitLab


E-mail: || Phone: +39 REDACTED || Twitter: @manuel_coppo