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

Containers versus serverless frameworks: Navigating application deployment options

Daniel Krook (IBM)
11:55am12:25pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Ballroom G
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New technologies seem to arrive fast and furious these days. We were just getting used to our new container world when serverless arrived. But is it better, faster, and cheaper, as the hype suggests?

Daniel Krook explores a real application packaged using popular open source container technology and walks you through a migration to an event-oriented serverless paradigm, discussing the trade-offs and pros and cons of each approach to application deployment and examining when serverless benefit applications and when it doesn’t.

You’ll learn considerations for using serverless API frameworks and how to reuse some of your containerization strategy as you move from more traditional application models to an event-driven world.

This session is sponsored by IBM.
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Daniel Krook


Daniel Krook is a software engineer and developer advocate at IBM, where he works with customers and the community to create first-of-a-kind solutions based on open source cloud technology. Most recently, he has built serverless applications with IBM Cloud Functions (powered by Apache OpenWhisk). Over his career, Daniel has engineered software end-to-end for a wide array of industries and earned various certifications in cloud architecture, application development, and system operations along the way. He is active in the CNCF serverless working group and is a primary author of a whitepaper that seeks to clearly explain the potential of this new compute model and drive its adoption in new cloud-native applications. He has been recognized as an IBM and Open Group distinguished IT specialist, senior technical staff member, master inventor, and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Daniel holds a degree in political science and international studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, during which he studied abroad in Cuba and South Africa. He holds dual citizenship in the US and Finland and has collaborated with professional colleagues throughout the world.