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Key Sessions

Tim Tyler

Keynote: Microservices and Containers at MetLife

MetLife

Anthony Suarez

Accelerating Your Transition to Modern Applications

Amazon Web Services

Phil Estes

Keynote Panel: Future View--What will the Container Landscape Look Like in 5 Years

Open Container Initiative

Sarah Novotny

Keynote: Democratizing Development — How Do Containers, Orchestration, Services, Service Meshes, Marketplaces and Open Source Empower Your Business?

Google

Feb 28
Show Filter
8:00am - 9:00am 60 mins
Main agenda
Breakfast & Networking
8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Main agenda
Registration
8:00am - 8:10am 10 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Welcome

Location: Mission City Ballroom

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

8:10am - 8:30am 20 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Keynote: Microservices and Containers at MetLife
  • Tim Tyler - Principal Solutions Engineer, MetLife

Location: Mission City Ballroom

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

8:30am - 8:50am 20 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Accelerating Your Transition to Modern Applications
  • Anthony Suarez - General Manager, AWS Fargate, Amazon Web Services

Location: Mission City Ballroom

The rapid growth of technology and tooling in the container ecosystem has enabled us to build modern applications that are more secure, scalable, and focused on our business. What are the key building primitives that allow us to accept, adopt, and accelerate our transition toward building and running modern applications?

In this session you will learn about:

  • Key primitives required for building a modern system
  • Steps you can take now to start building modern applications
  • Secrets to fearlessly going faster and farther in the cloud

As part of this session we will highlight what we have learned from customers who are running applications using AWS Fargate, a new technology for building and running modern containerized applications in the cloud.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

8:50am - 8:53am 3 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Startup Lightning Talk: Deepfence
  • Sandeep Lahane - CEO and Founder, Deepfence

Location: Mission City Ballroom

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

8:53am - 8:56am 3 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Startup Lightning Talk: Virtuozzo
  • Sergey Maximov - Product Manager, Virtuozzo

Learn about how Virtuozzo is helping companies solve their container storage challenges with a distributed, software-defined storage solution that can support multiple use cases including hyperconverged infrastructure deployments and container storage for cloud native apps and micro-services.

Recent surveys reveal that one of the top challenges businesses face when deploying containers in production environments is maintaining data persistence for stateful apps. Last year, less than 5% of storage capacity was planned for containers but within 5 years, more than 20% of enterprises’ primary storage capacity is expected to be deployed to support these workloads*. During this Lightning Talk Sergey Maximov, Product Manager at Virtuozzo will define the attributes of cloud native storage and discuss how a software-defined solution can help you solve all of your container storage challenges.

*(Source: Gartner, 2017)

8:56am - 8:59am 3 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Startup Lightning Talk: Codefresh
  • Dan Garfield - Full Stack Engineer & VP of Marketing, Codefresh
9:00am - 9:40am 40 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Keynote Panel: Future View--What will the Container Landscape Look Like in 5 Years
  • Panelist Phil Estes - Technical Oversite Board, Open Container Initiative
  • Panelist Sarah Novotny - Head of Open Source Strategy, Google Cloud Platform, Google
  • Panelist Andrew Spyker - Manager, Netflix Container Cloud, Netflix
  • Panelist Tim Mackey - Technology Evangelist, Black Duck
  • Moderator Chris Riley - DevOps Analyst, Fixate IO

Location: Mission City Ballroom

  • How will containers be used? For which applications? In which industries?
  • What developments, key technologies will continue to dominate?
  • What is the next wave of innovation, emerging technology we should be aware of? 

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

9:40am - 10:00am 20 mins
Info
Keynote Programming
Keynote: Democratizing Development — How Do Containers, Orchestration, Services, Service Meshes, Marketplaces and Open Source Empower Your Business?
  • Sarah Novotny - Head of Open Source Strategy, Google Cloud Platform, Google

Location: Mission City Ballroom

We've come a long way from a one datacenter/one server/one service model of operations with long lead times and extreme fragility. If the future is utility compute and a fully composable infrastructure, how do you prepare your developers and your business to benefit from this change? In this keynote, Google Cloud Platform's Head of Open Source Strategy Sarah Novotny will explore the process and culture changes — which much are harder than the technological changes — up and down the organization.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

10:00am - 3:00pm 300 mins
Main agenda
Expo Hall Open
10:10am - 11:20am 70 mins
Main agenda
Networking Break
11:20am - 12:00pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Case Study: VMs to Kubernetes at WP Engine
  • Nicole Hubbard - Architect, WP Engine

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

Most organizations only need to run their applications in Kubernetes. In these situations, migrating onto Kubernetes clusters is relatively straightforward. What happens when you power over 500,000 sites and each one runs custom code provided by the customers.

Over the last two years, we have worked to move the sites that run on WP Engine's digital experience platform from virtual machines onto Kubernetes. I will share our experiences and the problems that we have faced from scaling, monitoring, logging and others.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

11:20am - 12:00pm 40 mins
Info
Security
Panel: Do it like a Hyperscaler: Engineering Containers for security and hostile multitenancy
  • Moderator Jean Bozman - Vice President, Hurwitz & Associates
  • Panelist Jason McGee - VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM
  • Panelist Rob Hirschfeld - Founder and CEO, RackN
  • Panelist Robert Starmer - Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner, Kumulus Technologies
  • Panelist Sandeep Lahane - CEO and Founder, Deepfence

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

Join us for a spirited discussion engineering containers for security, touching on such topics as:

  • The security implications/value of containers on VM or Bare Metal, and is one model significantly more secure than another
  • What are the implications for one vs. the other relative to application portability?
  • Role of immutable infrastructure in managing services and software deployments in the context of security.
  • Is there an automation strategy that makes the portability question moot, or is it still an issue?
  • Security via policy and automation and how do we achieve that automation?
  • How it impacts to portability? Is it better than, or an alternative to automation?

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

11:20am - 12:00pm 40 mins
Info
Storage / Persistent Storage
Containers and Persistent Memory
  • Arthur Sainio - Co-Chair, SNIA Persistent Memory Special Interest Group | SMART Modular Technologies

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

Containers can make it easier for developers to know that their software will run, no matter where it is deployed. What do customers, storage developers, and the industry want to see to fully unlock the potential of persistent memory in a container environment? This presentation will discuss how persistent memory is a revolutionary technology which will boost the performance of next-generation packaging of applications and libraries into containers.

You’ll learn:
•What SNIA is doing to advance persistent memory
•What the ecosystem enablement efforts are around persistent memory solutions
•How NVDIMMs are paving the way for plug-n-play adoption into container environments

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

12:00pm - 1:00pm 60 mins
Main agenda
Lunch & Networking
1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Minimal Container Images: How Low Can We Go?
  • Dustin Kirkland - Ubuntu Product & Strategy, Canonical

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

In this session, we'll reveal the results of a project at Canonical to drastically reduce the size of the minimal Ubuntu image for the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release.  From Ubuntu-based Docker containers to embedded OS

applications, we've heard from many users the desire for the smallest possible Ubuntu starting point.  Smaller images are subject to fewer security vulnerabilities, reduce network bandwidth consumption, and

require less storage.  So far, we've trimmed the Ubuntu base image by 70%.  Attend this session to learn how we've accomplished these savings, what's left in the image, and how we've defined the minimal Ubuntu image.  Finally, we invite your testing and feedback on the results of this work!

1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Info
Vendor Tech Talk
From Unsure to Secure: Basics for getting Kubernetes Running Securely in Production
  • Kevin Lewis - Solutions Architect, Twistlock

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

As you scale your use of containers, Kubernetes provides a simple centralized way to manage and orchestrate your containerized applications.   But it also brings with it a new set of security challenges specific to the orchestration layer.  In this talk, we'll outline the key steps necessary to get Kubernetes up and running securely - so you can deploy applications at scale with confidence

1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Info
Storage / Persistent Storage
Panel: What are the Storage Challenges for Containerized Environments
  • Moderator Kord Campbell - Consultant, Founder and CEO, Wisdom Inc.
  • Panelist Brian Bulkowski - CTO and Co-Founder, Aerospike
  • Panelist Igor Lebedev - CTO, SONM
  • Panelist Paul Searles - Executive Director, Sales, Portworx

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

The benefits of deploying containers brings difficulties for IT infrastructure, along with the advantages of scale and agility, especially when it comes to storage. 

In this session, we will examine:

  • The storage challenges and different options for containers currently available
  • The tradeoffs and functional differences between file, block and object storage approaches
  • Architectural considerations

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Avoiding Infrastructure At Rest - the Power of Immutable Containers
  • Rob Hirschfeld - Founder and CEO, RackN
  • Shane Gibson - Sr. Architect & Community Evangelism, RackN

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

Keeping up with patches has never been more critical.  For hardware, that's... hard.  What if servers were deployed 100% ready to run without any need for remote configuration or access?  What if we were able to roll a complete rebuild of an entire application stack from the BIOS up in minutes?  Those are key concepts behind a cloud and container deployment pattern called "immutable infrastructure."  It's called immutable because the servers are deployed from container images produced by CI/CD process and destroyed after use instead of being reconfigured.  It's a container and cloud pattern that has finally made it to physical.

In this talk, we'll cover the specific process and its advantages over traditional server configuration. Then we'll dive deeply into open tools and processes that make it possible to drive immutable containers into your own infrastructure. The talk will include live demos and will discuss process and field challenges that attendees will likely face when they start implementation at home.  We'll also cover the significant security, time and cost benefits of this approach to make pitching the idea effective.

1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Info
Vendor Tech Talk
Quantifying Container Risks at Scale
  • Tim Mackey - Technology Evangelist, Black Duck

Quantifying risks present in container images is a critical aspect of production deployments of containerized applications. With Kubernetes clusters supporting thousands of nodes, any risk assessment solution must work at production scale without imposing significant performance penalties. During the natural application lifecycle, security risks will evolve independent of the security testing performed during development. Ultimately if trusted images become vulnerable, deployment risks increase, but identifying an impacted application can be challenging.

Trust is first established through best practices including the use of trusted image registries, static code analysis, API fuzzing, strong perimeter defenses and deployment controls. Unfortunately, this trust model omits information flow and may lack an understanding of component sources. When devising security action plans, defenders must quickly assess both the impact and scope of a security disclosure – regardless of component source. Enhancing security information flow accelerates risk mitigation at production scale by focusing attention on vulnerable application components.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of how security driven development practices should be amended to incorporate realities of container security. Coverage will include patching and development strategies to meet regulatory requirements. Real world examples will be given for how container images can transition from secure to vulnerable without changing any code or configuration.

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Info
Storage / Persistent Storage
Singularity Containers for Enterprise Performance Computing (EPC)
  • David Godlove - Software Engineer, Sylabs

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

Singularity is the most widely used container solution in high-performance computing (HPC). Enterprise users interested in AI, Deep Learning, compute drive analytics, and IOT are increasingly demanding HPC-like resources. Singularity has many features that make it the preferred container solution for this new type of “Enterprise Performance Computing” (EPC) workload. Instead of a layered filesystem, a Singularity container is stored in a single file. This simplifies the container management lifecycle and facilitates features such as image signing and encryption to produce trusted containers. At runtime, Singularity blurs the lines between the container and the host system allowing users to read and write persistent data and leverage hardware like GPUs and Infiniband with ease. The Singularity security model is also unique among container solutions. Users build containers on resources they control or using a service like Singularity Hub. Then they move their containers to a production environment where they may or may not have administrative access and the Linux kernel enforces privileges as it does with any other application. These features make Singularity a simple, secure container solution perfect for HPC and EPC workloads.  

2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
Main agenda
Coffee Break
3:00pm - 3:40pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Istio: The Extensible Service Mesh
  • Lee Calcote - Head of Technology Strategy, SolarWinds

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

With microservices and containers mainstreaming, container orchestrators provide much of what the cluster (nodes and containers) need. With container orchestrators' core focus on scheduling, discovery and health at an infrastructure level, microservices are left with unmet, service-level needs, such as:

  • Traffic management, routing, resilient and secure communication between services
  • Policy enforcement, rate-limiting, circuit breaking
  • Visibility and monitoring with metrics, logs and traces
  • Load-balancing and rollout / canary deployment support

Service meshes provide for these needs. In this session, we will dive into Istio -- its components, capabilities and extensibility. Istio envelopes and integrates with other open source projects to deliver a full-service mesh. We'll explore these integrations and its extensibility in terms of choice of proxies and adapters.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

3:00pm - 3:40pm 40 mins
Info
Vendor Tech Talk
Skip the Anxiety Attack When Building Secure Containerized Apps
  • Chris Rosen - Program Director, Offering Management, IBM Container Service & IBM Container Registry, IBM

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

As a developer security is something you know you have to handle, but that doesn't mean you have to figure it all out yourself. Application security complexity can be reduced if planned into development from the start. In this talk, experts from the IBM Container Service team will discuss what it means to  build and run a secure application and show how Kubernetes-as-a-service is the ideal platform. Learn how to achieve a secure Kubernetes cluster, how to handle network security, and how to build security awareness into you CI/CD pipeline. We will address how the IBM Container service provides this secure platform automatically and cover advanced capabilities such as Vulnerability Advisor, which provides image vulnerability scanning, configuration scanning based on ISO 27k, live container scanning, and integration with IBM X-force Exchange, to provide insight to the severity of discovered vulnerabilities. Network security will also be covered, including how to leverage network access policies with Calico and how to protect ingress traffic.

3:00pm - 3:40pm 40 mins
Info
Vendor Tech Talk
Laying the Foundation for Stateful Containers in Production
  • Grace Chung - Senior Systems Engineer, Diamanti

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

Today’s businesses demand modern applications and workflows to deliver digital products faster than ever before. Containers accelerate product development, but enterprises are hindered by legacy VM infrastructure and an unproven container stack – especially as they transition to running stateful containers in production.

Are you facing these container challenges?

  • IT that fails to match the speed and agility of containers
  • Legacy infrastructure that fails to deliver predictable performance
  • Prohibitive cloud computing costs

Attend this informative session and learn:

  • How to integrate container infrastructure with modern developer workflows
  • The pros and cons of DIY, virtualized, and hyperconverged container infrastructures
  • How purpose-built container infrastructure can slash costs, simplify management, and accelerate time to market

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

3:50pm - 4:30pm 40 mins
Info
Storage / Persistent Storage
Stateful Applications: eBay’s Streaming Platform on Kubernetes (Case study)
  • Xin Xu - MTS Engineer, eBay

Location: Mission City Ballroom, M1

Containerizing Big Data applications in a production environment is a big challenge since these applications require human operational knowledge to correctly operate while protecting against data loss. At ebay we are building a streaming platform to provide full lifecycle management for ZooKeeper, Kafka and Flink on Kubernertes. We are utilizing the CoreOS operator pattern, leveraging eBay's local disk volume solution on bare metal machine, and are benefiting from the workflow engine to build an orchestration layer. This platform makes it easier and more agile to manage the multi-component, GEO-distributed stateful applications.


3:50pm - 4:30pm 40 mins
Info
Orchestration
Kubernetes Applications from Development to Production with Docker
  • Alex Mavrogiannis - Senior Engineer, Docker

In the past few months Docker added support for Kubernetes as an orchestration option in Docker Desktop and Docker EE, including an integration that allows developers and operators to use the Docker Compose files they use today to deploy applications to Kubernetes.

In this talk we'll show how to take a cloud native application from development to a production Kubernetes cluster using Docker, covering many aspects of the Developer to Ops workflow: local development and debugging on your laptop, with Docker compose files or kubectl, securing the software supply chain with signing and scanning images, the workflow to promote images from staging to production, integrating with logging and monitoring systems, performing rolling updates.

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

3:50pm - 4:30pm 40 mins
Info
Security
Making Container Security Accessible
  • Nassim Eddequiouaq - Security Engineer, Docker

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B4

Most of the security options available on container management platforms map the kernel and operating-system features like Seccomp or Linux capabilities which require expert understanding to take full advantage of. This results in often incorrect and over-permissive security configurations. Docker is aiming to change that and make container security more broadly accessible by developing a set of high-level permissions for containers and services, dealing with the implementation internally. This feature would enable exposed security settings to be abstracted from the underlying OS and defined based on what the application or service does at a high-level. Moreover image publishers would able to advertise the best security settings for their users to protect them from potential bad security decisions. Image publishers can even to bake these permissions inside the image itself, as part of a trusted bundle, hosted in a trusted registry.

All Access, Conference, Startup Conference or Enterprise Conference pass required to attend this session.

4:40pm - 5:20pm 40 mins
Info
Architecture
Hybrid Networking: Managing Containers and Virtual Machines
  • Prem Sankar Gopannan - System Manager/Principal Architect, Ericsson

The session will cover the challenges relating to Hybrid networking involving containers and VMs and available opensource solutions that can be used to address these challenges  It will provide a technical deep dive into some of the opensource networking stack like CALICO, Openstack Kuryr with Opendaylight and fd.io.  The session will also provide basic overview about container networking models, application of software defined networking and service mesh.

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5

4:40pm - 5:20pm 40 mins
Info
Storage / Persistent Storage
Paradox of choice - Building enterprise grade storage platform using open source components
  • Maio Luo, VMWare

This talk showcases how a robust storage stack can be built using open source software components, if you choose wisely. To illustrate this, we will conduct a deep dive into vFile --  an open source, docker certified, managed plugin for Docker that provides shared file (persistent) storage for stateful cloud native applications. It uses ALL open source components such as ETCD, file server, Docker & Docker swarm. Via a live demo, this talk will show how vFile offers enterprise grade features such as file sharing, high availability & scalability, load balancing, resourced management & single click deployment.

Location: Mission City Ballroom, B5