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

Phil Estes
Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Linux OS & Container Architecture Strategy, IBM

Website | @estesp

Phil is a Distinguished Engineer in the office of the CTO for the IBM Cloud Platform, guiding IBM’s architecture strategy around containers and Linux.

Phil is a core contributor and maintainer on the Docker engine project where he has contributed key features like user namespace support and multi-platform image capabilities. Phil is also a founding maintainer of the CNCF containerd runtime project, and participates in the Open Container Initiative (OCI) as a member of the Technical Oversight Board (TOB).

Phil enjoys helping others, both internally at IBM and externally with customers and conference participants, to understand and apply container and cloud native concepts. Phil speaks worldwide at industry conferences and meetups, and is a member of the Docker Captains program. He maintains an active blog on container topics at and you can find him on Twitter tweeting away as @estesp.


2:25pm2:50pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Ballroom G
Phil Estes (IBM)
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Containers are already "fast" in one sense: compared to VMs, the start time of a container seems instantaneous. But certain use cases care about the milliseconds needed to perform container lifecycle operations. Phil Estes offers an overview of an open source container benchmarking project that arose out of using containers as the runtime vehicle for a serverless framework. Read more.