DockerCon 2015

I got the opportunity to attend DockerCon last month  (June 22nn and 23rd’15) in San Francisco. This was my visit to SF. I reached there on 20th June’15. On 21st I took a bicycle on rent and cycled through Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito and Tiburon. While coming back to SF I took Ferry from Tiburon. Later in the day I met Suman in person, Founder of RockStor Inc,  whom I interacted few times virtually.

Next day on 22nd June, DockerCon started and one could feel lots on energy at the conference. Few important takeaways for me from the conferences are :-

  • Docker wants to make internet programmable and it is becoming a tool for mass innovation
  • Formation of Open Container project,  under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, for creating open industry standards around container formats and runtime.
  • runC, which is implementation of Open Container Project specifications
  • Fast paced, bleeding edge Docker releases to experiment with upcoming features – Docker experimental
  • Built-in multihost networking coming in next release, which would have plug-gable back-ends
  • Docker plugins to extend the capabilities of Docker Engine. With Docker experimental release we can try Network and Volumes plugins today.
  • Announcement of Docker Notary to securely publish and verify content. It is still work in progress.

Docker 1.7 was released with announcement of Docker Compose 1.3, Swarm 0.3 and Machine 0.3. Swarm now has Mesos integration and Machine can provistion different OS like RHEL, Fedora, Dabien, RancherOS

Following video from Docker team summarizes the DockerCon announcements

Other than talks I tried to catch-up with all the booths setup by different vendors/partners.  I also spent some time Red Hat booth and distributed Container Coloring book by Dan Walsh.



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