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

Shannon Williams
Cofounder, Rancher Labs

Website | @smw355

Shannon Williams is a cofounder at Rancher Labs, a company focused on building open source software for operating containers in production. Shannon has spent his career at technology startups, working with visionary customers to embrace next generation technologies like cloud computing, identity management, and security. Previously, Shannon was a founder and vice president of sales at, a pioneer in cloud computing acquired by Citrix, and vice president of market development for Citrix’s cloud platforms business unit, where he led teams that built hundreds of computing clouds, including many of the world’s largest at companies such as BT, AutoDesk, Disney, Datapipe, Apple, Zynga, and KT. Shannon is a frequent speaker on the impact of open source software, cloud computing, information security, and entrepreneurship.


1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Ballroom E
Level: Intermediate
Shannon Williams (Rancher Labs), Darren Shepherd (Rancher Labs)
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The containerization of applications has become increasingly popular. Shannon Williams and Darren Shepherd show how the same principals can be applied to infrastructure services, such as distributed storage services, overlay networks, DNS and load-balancing services, and more, and explain how these principles work with Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, and Mesos clusters. Read more.