Presented by: Brendan Burns, Software Engineer, Google
People often adopt containers for the dramatic improvements in application packaging and deployment that they provide. However, possibly more important, is the abstraction layer that containers provide. By encouraging users to build their distributed applications through containerized modules, rather than monolithic systems, developers are building composable, reusable distributed applications. In this talk we will explore both the development of abstract application patterns for distributed systems, as well as introduce a set of reusable, composable containers that radically simplify the process of distributed application design and construction.
Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.
Docker containers can encapsulate any payload, and will run consistently on and between virtually any server. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop will run at scale, in production*, on VMs, bare-metal servers, OpenStack clusters, public instances, or combinations of the above.