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Wednesday, August 19 • 11:25am - 12:15pm
The Mythical App Container - Robert Schweikert, SUSE

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The Mythical App Container (Robert Schweikert, SUSE) - Containers, and more specifically Docker, are the talk of the town. The excitement about containers is very prevalent and one could be lulled into believing that containers are the answer to all questions. However, taking a closer look at the purported solution to application portability issues shows that the solution to one problem, application portability, creates other problems, content management and container management in general. This talk will take a more critical look at the advertised solution of portable applications containers and highlight problems created by this approach. Solutions to these problems are not straight forward and do not necessarily fit well with the current model of distribution for open source or proprietary software.


Robert Schweikert

Distinquished Architect, SUSE
As a member of the ISV Engineering team at SUSE I lead the Public Cloud effort as Public Cloud Architect. I work closely with our Public Cloud Partners, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. The Public Cloud team is responsible for SUSE published images in the various cloud frameworks as... Read More →

Wednesday August 19, 2015 11:25am - 12:15pm PDT
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