Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

How do you eat a whale? One byte at a time

Kelly Looney (Skytap), Petr Novodvorskiy (Skytap)
1:30pm1:55pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Ballroom G
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)

Kelly Looney explains how Skytap’s developers and operations engineers used containers to get out of the business of managing infrastructure and into the business of delivering innovation and business value and shares an incremental approach to introducing Docker into complex, distributed applications—resulting in modernization with less risk and more reward. You’ll learn how to evaluate which components of your applications are best suited for containers, how to experiment safely and get fast feedback, and how to increase and scale your container adoption for more dynamic systems management, as well as how good up-front planning allows for a clean separation between infrastructure, platform, and service concerns.

Topics include:

  • How to enable containers and existing legacy services and applications to communicate with one another
  • Workflow and methodology changes required for intelligent container management, better hardware utilization, and increased flexibility
  • How to improve performance metrics of your service container by optimizing routine admin tasks
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Kelly Looney


Kelly Looney is the director of DevOps consulting at Skytap and a frequent public speaker at events like DevOps Days, as well as Skytap-hosted panels and roundtable discussions. Previously, Kelly led a large-scale Agile and DevOps transformation at in Vienna, Austria, that involved over 900 development and operations personnel. Kelly has varied experience with all types of software development and operations, across many business areas at organizations such as Capgemini, Booz Allen Hamilton and, more recently, the Agile- and DevOps-focused firms ThoughtWorks and Valtech, where he consulted with development organizations all over the world. Kelly has personally worked with such industry luminaries as Dick Gabriel, Kent Beck, Jez Humble, and Luke Hohmann. He has a great grasp of both the theory and practical problems that go along with the transition to Agile and DevOps.

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Petr Novodvorskiy


Petr has been a principal software engineer for Skytap for the last 10 years. His focuses are in cloud computing, virtualization, open source, SaaS, RDP, python, C++/boost, AWS, EC2, and VPC. Prior to Skytap, Petr was a senior software engineer for Intel, and he graduated with a computer science degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University.