Phil EstesJason McGee

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Open Containers in the Cloud

Date: This event took place live on March 24 2016

Presented by: Phil Estes, Jason McGee

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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IBM, alongside other major industry cloud providers, has formed two open governance foundations to help drive the next set of standards and projects around interoperable and open cloud container technology: the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Both of these foundations made headway in late 2015 securing charter and governance specifics. And with 2016 already well upon us, they have a strong vision in place and an experienced cross-section of key industry members aligned to meet the next set of challenges for cloud and container technology. Specifically, both of these collaborative foundations are looking to ensure ease of widespread adoption through agreement on an interoperable definition of a container runtime and on top of that foundational definition, an interoperable set of primitives for working with native cloud applications, such as composition, orchestration, monitoring, and other key application management tasks.

In this webcast, we'll provide viewers with a brief history of container technology leading up to Docker, the popular open source application container software that has taken the cloud by storm. Beyond the core Docker engine, there is also a growing ecosystem around Linux—and Windows—container technology including orchestration, clustering, networking, storage projects, and startups. We'll discuss the goals of the OCI and CNCF collaborative foundations in relation to these ecosystems and show how they function within a broader set of projects like Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker Swarm, and other container projects. Given the advent of these collaborative working groups, it's clear that all the key cloud industry players are intent on moving containers beyond its days as a hot new technology to an interoperable and standardized unit of work in cloud computing.

About Phil Estes, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Open Cloud Technologies

Phil is a senior technical leader in IBM's Open Cloud technology team, currently focused on IBM's upstream work in the Docker community as a core engine maintainer. Phil also works with our open foundations around container technology, such as the Open Container Initiative (OCI), and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Phil is a regular speaker at industry conferences on cloud computing topics, and has written an O'Reilly research report titled "Open by Design" about the application of open source technology and open foundation governance to the cloud computing industry.

About Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform

Jason is currently responsible for technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM's Cloud Platform, across public, dedicated, and local delivery models. Previously Jason has served as CTO of Cloud Foundation Services, Chief Architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.