How are businesses taking advantage of the latest in container technology for virtualized application deployment? And where does Docker fit into this ecosystem?
DockerCon17, currently underway in Austin, Texas, will explore these and other questions at Docker Inc.’s annual conference this week. SiliconANGLE will be at DockerCon17 with exclusive interviews from our roving news desk, theCUBE.
“While Docker didn’t create containers, Docker is the company that has really democratized it for the world,” said Stu Miniman, principal research contributor of the analyst group Wikibon, owned by the same parent company as SiliconANGLE.
To provide better support for enterprise IT environments, Docker announced Docker Enterprise last month, a new toolkit that aims to make containerized workloads more portable across the different platforms powering an organization’s infrastructure. This follows its announcement in December that the company was open-sourcing a core component of its container engine in the form of “containerd,” a runtime module that is available separately from Docker Engine.
“Containers are here to stay; they are an underlying foundation piece of what’s happening in the infrastructure and application world,” said Miniman in his DockerCon preview interview, who will be one of theCUBE hosts at DockerCon.
The container ecosystem continues to gain support from the biggest players in tech. Microsoft Corp. announced last week that it was acquiring Deis Inc., a startup that builds tools, such as Helm, Workflow and Steward, for the open-source application container management platform Kubernetes. Microsoft’s acquisition announcement followed news in February that the company was adding support for Kubernetes to its Azure Container Service.
Intel Corp. last month updated its Clear Containers software to be more compatible with other containers, such as Docker Swarm and Kubernetes orchestration.
For more details of what to expect at DockerCon watch the interview with Miniman below:
In addition to various Docker executives, other presenters at this year’s DockerCon include Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services; Antonis Kalipetis, tech lead at SourceLair Ltd; Annie Hedgpeth, cloud automation engineer at 10th Magnitude Inc.; Aparna Sinha, product lead for Kubernetes at Google Inc.; and Brendan Gregg, senior performance architect at Netflix Inc.
Other guest presenters include Christy Perez, software developer at IBM Corp.; James Lowey, chief information officer at The Translational Genomics Research Institute; Jeff Lindsay, systems designer at Glider Labs; and Michael Wilde, principal sales engineer at Splunk Inc.
How to watch theCUBE interviews
There are various ways to watch all of theCUBE interviews that will be taking place at DockerCon, including SiliconANGLE TV and YouTube. You can also get all the coverage from the event on SiliconANGLE.
TheCUBE’s coverage for day one starts today at 10 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. CDT.
You can watch all of theCUBE’s exclusive interviews and commentary from DockerCon on the dedicated SiliconANGLE TV page.
Watch on the SiliconANGLE YouTube channel
All of theCUBE interviews from this year’s DockerCon, which runs until Apr. 20, will also be loaded onto SiliconANGLE’s dedicated YouTube channel.
Guests who will be interviewed on theCUBE
Tuesday, Apr. 18
Guests who will be interviewed on theCUBE at DockerCon include Docker executives Ben Golub, chief executive officer, and Marianna Tessel, executive vice president of strategic development. TheCUBE will also interview Red Hat Inc. executives, Brian Gracely, director of product strategy, and Scott McCarty, technical product marketing.
Other guests include Michael Ducy, director of product marketing at Chef Software Inc.; John Gossman, lead architect for Microsoft Azure at Microsoft Corp.; Dustin Kirkland, Ubuntu product and strategy at Canonical Ltd.; Don Jones, vice president of strategic alliances at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.; Peyton McNully, director of technology at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; Giorgio Regni, chief technology officer at Scality Inc.; and Jerry Chen, partner at Greylock Partners.
Wednesday, Apr. 19
Guests who will be interviewed on theCUBE at DockerCon include Docker executives Solomon Hykes, founder, chief technology officer and chief product officer, and Bradley Wong, director of product management.
TheCUBE will also interview Deepak Giridharagopal, chief technology officer at Puppet Labs Inc.; Kiran Kamity, senior director, head of container products at Cisco Systems Inc.; Mazda Maravasti, chief executive officer of appLariat Inc.; Sam Balooch, partner at KMicro Tech Inc.; and Siddhartha Agarwal, vice president of product management and strategy for Oracle cloud platform at Oracle Corp.
Other guests include John White, vice president of product strategy at Expedient Inc.; Joep Piscaer, chief technology officer of Operator Groep Delft B.V.; Yaron Haviv, co-founder and chief technology officer of iguazio Systems Ltd.; and Steve Herrod, managing director of General Catalyst Partners LLC.
How to watch live coverage of DockerCon
If you are unable to attend DockerCon in Austin, you can watch the event’s official live stream of DockerCon. You will be able to hear the latest Docker announcements from Golub and Hykes, plus various other technical sessions.
Sessions that will be live streamed include:
- General Session on Apr. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. CDT.
- General Session on Apr. 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. CDT.
- Moby’s Cool Hack on Apr. 19 from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. CDT.
You can register for the live stream on the DockerCon site, and you will be alerted when the live stream is about to start.
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