October 16, 2015 | Software Consultancy
OpenCredo is helping Skillsmatter with the organisation of the inaugural ContainerSched conference, and we were last night in attendance at CodeNode, working our way to finalising the program alongside the Skillsmatter team. I’m pleased to say that the provisional lineup looks great (speaker acceptance emails are being sent out over the next few days), and so I wanted to share the details of some of the great content we have confirmed already.
We’ve deliberately attempted to make this container conference different than many of the other existing offerings by focusing on both breadth and depth. In terms of breadth we have thought about: containers, schedulers, security, performance, networking, storage, case studies etc; and depth includes: how container tech evolved, basic container usage, a guide to essential container plug-ins, cluster management, running large-scale deployments etc.
We’ve also sought out a broad cross-section of the industry, and in addition to representation from the big players such as Google, HashiCorp, Mesosphere, Docker and Kismatic, we’ve also welcomed submissions from the likes of Microsoft, force12.io and notonthehighstreet.com.
We are very excited to be part of the team that is creating the type of conference that we, as people passionate about containers and also real-world developers and users of the technology, would jump at the chance to attend.
Cluster management is the set of tools and processes that Google uses to control the computing infrastructure in its data centers. It includes allocating resources to different applications on their fleet of computers, looking after software installations and hardware, monitoring, and many other things.
Containerization makes it easier to package and deploy any application using a unified tool chain. As organizations being migrating, many have virtualized workloads that cannot be easily containerized, or application workloads such as static binaries and JVM applicatiothat do not benefit from containerization. To address the growing heterogeneity of workloads, HashiCorp has developed the Nomad scheduler.
Let’s say you just started at a new company or you discovered a handy new open source library and you’re excited to get running. You git clone the code, search for install instructions, and come up empty. You ask your co-workers where you can find documentation, and they laugh. “We’re agile, we don’t waste time on documentation.” Everyone remembers that setting things up the first time was painful, a hazing ritual for new hires, but no one really remembers all the steps, and besides, the code has changed and the process is probably different now anyways. Enter Kubernetes and Docker…
In this talk you will learn how to build apps with Docker and why you should use an out-of-the box orchestration tool like Marathon, Kubernetes or Swarm rather than rolling your own. You will discover all about running an end-to-end demo incl. service discovery and deployment of containers.
In the age of VMs, you scale by increasing capacity – firing up new VMs or machines. This is fast – minutes – but not real time, which results in idle resources. In the age of Containers you can take a radically new approach. Containers instantiate in seconds or sub seconds, which means that you can potentially scale in real time by re-purposing your existing capacity.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and we’re keen to start the conversation around the past, present and future of container and scheduler technology!
More information can be found on the conference website: https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/7208-containersched-2015#overview
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