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

Schedule: Infrastructure sessions

10:50–11:30 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Sandringham Level: Intermediate
Ilan Rabinovitch (Datadog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
It only takes monitoring a few machines and applications for it to become very complicated to identify and fix issues in your environment. Knowing which metrics to watch and how to use them to troubleshoot will help you solve problems more quickly. Ilan Rabinovitch covers the three types of monitoring data, what to collect, what should trigger an alert, and how to avoid pager fatigue. Read more.
11:40–12:20 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Sandringham Level: Beginner
Joe Damato (packagecloud.io)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Infrastructure as code might be literally impossible because none of the core open source software we use actually works. Joe Damato explores commonly held misconceptions about fundamental infrastructure tools and commonly used system libraries and presents some surprising failure cases that resulted in security vulnerabilities, broken software, and infrastructure management nightmares. Read more.
13:35–14:15 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Sandringham Level: Intermediate
Joseph Lynch (Yelp)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
In the past few years, there has been a proliferation of production-ready open source databases, giving developers and operators more choices than ever. Joseph Lynch explores how Yelp has combined complimentary data stores to provide a powerful data tier for our developers. Along the way, Joseph shares lessons learned about deployment, configuration, and monitoring from a production environment. Read more.
14:25–15:05 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Sandringham Level: Beginner
anne currie (Container Solutions)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
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. Read more.
16:05–16:45 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Sandringham Level: Intermediate
Idit Levine (solo.io)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Unikernels are rapidly gaining momentum in the market: Docker acquired Unikernel Systems, and Google trends show it's a leading topic. Idit Levine explores Unik, a open source orchestration system for unikernels that is a useful tool in the cloud-native application space, and explains how to integrate Unik as a backend to Docker, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry runtime. Read more.
16:55–17:35 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Sandringham Level: Intermediate
Steve Pousty (Crunchy Data)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Steve Pousty outlines the processes, tools, and techniques that Red Hat is adopting in order to help improve security for building, running, and maintaining container images. Steve covers topics such as OpenShift templates and source-to-image builds and includes a workflow demonstration showing how operations teams can distribute security patches throughout a Kubernetes cluster. Read more.