Hear experts from Red Hat, CERN, AT&T, Nokia and more.

Join the people building and operating open infrastructure at the OpenStack Summit Vancouver in May.  The Summit schedule features over 300 sessions organized by use cases: including AI and machine learning, HPC, edge computing, NFV, container infrastructure and public, private and multi-cloud strategies. For the container curious, note that 60 of those sessions feature Kubernetes and another 25 feature Docker.

Here we’re highlighting some of the sessions you’ll want to add to your schedule about container infrastructure. Check out all the sessions, workshops and lightning talks focusing on container infrastructure here.

CERN experience with multi-cloud, federated Kubernetes

Using public cloud resources to cover for peak workloads is a practical and economical alternative to over provisioning on-premise resources. This is the case in environments like CERN, where its large internal computing infrastructure usually suffices but where periods prior to big international conferences or large event reconstruction campaigns see a significant spike in the amount of workloads submitted. CERN’s Ricardo Rocha and Clenimar Filemon Universidade Federal de Campina Grande will share their experiences in this intermediate-level talk. Details here.

OpenStack-Helm hands-on workshop: Deploy and upgrade OpenStack on Kubernetes

OpenStack-Helm is a Helm chart library that allows simple customization and deployment of OpenStack containers across Kubernetes clusters, from laptop-scale to data center-scale. Bring your own laptop for this beginner workshop led by AT&T’s Pete Birley, SK Telecom’s Jawon Choo and Siri Kim. Participants will deploy OpenStack on top of Kubernetes, deploy logging, monitoring, and alerting tools and perform OpenStack version upgrade on the running OpenStack cluster.

Kata Containers: The way to run virtualized containers

Kata Containers is a new open source project merging two hypervisor-based container runtime efforts: Hyper’s runV and Intel’s Clear Containers. Providing an OCI and CRI compatible runtime, it seamlessly integrates with OpenStack containers services. Each container, or each sandbox as defined by Zun, is hypervisor-isolated and runs inside a dedicated Linux VM. Intel’s Sebastien Boeuf will demo how Kata Containers can be as fast as a namespace-based container runtime while being run in a VM in this intermediate-level session. Details here.

Bonus session: If you’d like to go hands-on, check out the Kata workshop from Red Hat’s Sachin Rathee and Sudhir Kethamakka.

On the way to cloud native: Working with containers in a hybrid environment

Nokia’s Amy Fredj, Liat Pele and Gideon Agmon will showcase an example of a VNF implementation based on VMs and containers. Their option allows VNFs to be developed for hybrid environments, where installation is based on OS and networking uses Calico BGP to distribute Neutron networks to container domain. In this beginner-level talk, they’ll address lifecycle management, including installation, management, networking and root cause analysis in the hybrid world.
Details here.

Intro to container security

Application containerization solves numerous problems, allows for incredible application density, and can really increase flexibility and responsiveness. But container security is a lot more than what application is in the container. In this session, Red Hat’s Thomas Cameron will talk about the basic components of container security including kernel namespaces, Security Enhanced Linux, Linux control groups, the Docker daemon, etc. He’ll also talk about tips and tricks for planning a secure container environment, describe some “gotchas” about containers and debunk some of the security myths about containers. Details here.

See you at the OSF Summit in Vancouver, May 21-24, 2018! Register here.

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