Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Understanding Docker security and performance

Ben Hall (Katacoda | Ocelot Uproar)
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
In Real Life
Location: Meeting Room 19 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 15 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should understand how Docker and containers work.

Materials or downloads needed in advance

Attendees need a laptop with Internet access.


Docker offers a great deal of advantages, simplifying both development and production environments. But there is still uncertainty around the security and performance of containers. Drawing on his experience building Katacoda—a platform that provides users with a sandboxed and personalized learning playground (with the side effect that they can execute malicious code and hack the system from inside the container)—Ben Hall investigates the security and performance of containers. You’ll leave with an understanding of Docker’s security and performance models, their limitations, and how to handle them.

Topics include:

  • Out-of-the-box security with Docker
  • Docker security issues
  • Docker and Linux vulnerabilities
  • High-performance applications
  • Scaling containers
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Ben Hall

Katacoda | Ocelot Uproar

Ben Hall is the founder of Ocelot Uproar, a company focused on building products loved by users. Ben has worked as a system administrator, tester, and software developer and launched several companies. He still finds the time to publish books and speak at conferences. Ben enjoys looking for the next challenges to solve, usually over an occasional beer. Ben recently launched Katacoda, an online learning environment for developers that helps break down the barriers to learning new technologies such as Docker and containers.

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Ben Hall
05/16/2016 4:21am CDT


I’m excited about helping you understand Docker Security and Performance.

The initial set of tutorials is now online at https://github.com/katacoda/oscon2016-docker-perf-sec

Please install Docker and pull the required images listed in the repository to save the wifi. You may find it easier to use a Digitial Ocean droplet. My referral link will give you $10 Digital Ocean Credit at https://m.do.co/c/dd50443ebb28

If you have any questions, please tweet me @Ben_Hall