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

Darren Shepherd
Cofounder and Chief Architect, Rancher Labs

Darren Shepherd is a cofounder and chief architect of Rancher Labs. Darren specializes in building systems to reliably control completely unreliable systems. Previously, he was senior principal engineer at Citrix, where he worked on CloudStack, OpenStack, Docker, and the next generation of infrastructure orchestration technology, and worked at GoDaddy, where he designed and led a team that implemented both public and private IaaS clouds. He has been writing software since he got his first 286 at the age of 10 and is happiest when he’s stuffed in a closet banging away in anything but Java. Darren holds a BS from California State University, Northridge.


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.