17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

A brief history of orchestration

anne currie (Container Solutions)
14:25–15:05 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Sandringham Level: Beginner
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of the difference between a microservices architecture and a monolith

What you'll learn

  • Understand whether an orchestration system might be beneficial (or not) for your architecture and organization


Orchestrators like Kubernetes, Mesos/Marathon, and Docker Swarm are increasingly playing a role in infrastructure, controlling where your code executes. Anne Currie introduces the main characteristics of orchestrators and considers how using them affects both the psychology and the tools required to manage your infrastructure.

Topics include:

  • What orchestrators do
  • The main orchestrators and what differentiates them
  • The consequences of using an orchestrator on your architecture
  • The consequences of using an orchestrator on your operations team
  • How orchestration affects the way we need to think about deployments
  • The pros and cons of using an orchestrator
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anne currie

Container Solutions

Anne Currie is chief strategist at Container Solutions. Anne has worked in tech for over 20 years as an engineer, manager, and entrepreneur, doing everything from inventing desktop products to helping people buy underwear 24 hours a day. She likes to believe she can still read assembly language and help you buy the right socks at 1:00am.

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Venkat Bhimireddy
18/10/2016 17:45 BST

- Really Nice talk and appreciate the efforts to make it very informative.
- Labelling containers – good idea

Good Luck,