Container and Orchestration Platforms in Action

Location: Empire Complex, 7th fl.

Day of week: Wednesday

Containers and container management platforms continue to be adopted given the benefits they give to organizations with regards to developer velocity, alignment with microservices and efficiencies in cloud architectures. This track will focus on systems that make these benefits possible and on how organizations are using these core technologies to accelerate feature delivery and offload developers from unnecessary complexities. The rise of complexity in these technologies have also driven many users to leverage third parties to build their container platforms as well as container-as-a-service offerings. This session will further investigate the tools and approaches organizations use to adapt these container-centric solutions for their businesses.

Track Host:
Andrew Spyker
Manager, Netflix Container Cloud @Netflix

Previously worked to mature the technology base of our container cloud (Project Titus) within the development team including advanced scheduling and resource management, Docker container execution, and AWS & Netflix infrastructure integration. Recently, moved into a product management role collaborating with supporting Netflix infrastructure dependencies as well as supporting new container cloud usage scenarios including user on-boarding, feature prioritization/delivery and relationship management. Now, managing the extended development team that will enable our container cloud to be a key aspect of Netflix's infrastructure. Still on-call, but now loving building the team as much as building the product.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Brian Chambers
Enterprise Architect @ChickfilA

by Caleb Hurd
Site Reliability Engineer @ChickfilA

Last year, I shared about how Internet of Things and Edge Compute are providing a new platform for Chick-fil-A to transform its in-restaurant operations, from the customer experience to kitchen automation. At that time, we were running Docker Swarm to manage our container-based microservices at the Edge. We have since shifted to running Kubernetes.     

The nature of our business requires an interesting scale. While most companies running Kubernetes in production are...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Kenny Yu
Software Engineer @Facebook

by Victor Marmol
Staff Software Engineer @Google

by Andrew Leung
Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

by Xiaojian Huang
Engineer Manager @Uber

Containers and container management platforms are becoming a standard part of many infrastructures. At Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Uber container technologies have been a large part of their infrastructures for many years. By leveraging these technologies, each company has seen improvements in developer productivity, overall systems reliability and improvements in compute efficiency. Come to this session to hear how these improvements have been delivered, what lessons were learned during...

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Phil Estes
Distinguished Engineer for @IBMCloud

A significant amount of today's focus and activity in the world of container orchestration is happening in the Kubernetes community. A little known fact to some users and practitioners on the platform is that Kubernetes itself has no code in the project that can create or start a Linux or Windows container.
So, what code is running the containers within your Kubernetes pods? As it turns out, since Kubernetes 1.5 a new API definition, called the Container Runtime Interface (CRI), allows...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Niko Kurtti
Production Engineer @Shopify

Shopify, in 2014, was one of the first large scale users of Docker in production. We ran 100% of our production web workers in hundreds of containers. We saw the value of containerization and aspired to also introduce a real orchestration layer.   
Fast forward two years to 2016, when instead we had a clumsy and fragile homemade middleware for controlling containers. We started looking at orchestration solutions again and the technology behind Kubernetes intrigued us.   
In this...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

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5:25pm - 6:15pm

Each talk at QCon is hand-picked by our track hosts. We are currently discussing potential speakers for this track.