Virtualize vs Containerize: Fight! Why the Biggest Virtualization Technologies Aren't Always the Best Choice

Location: Ballroom A8
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Everyone has a reason to love virtualization: security, configuration isolation… the list goes on. But containerization offers many of the same goodies as virtualization, alongside an efficiency and performance advantage. Just what you need, more options. There’s no wrong answer. Andy de la Lucha and Irving Popovetsky help you ask the right questions about what’s right for your environment.

This talk presents a point-counterpoint argument comparing Virtualization and Containerization technologies. The purpose of this talk is to provide the audience, including decision makers and techies, with the real-life experience of two systems engineeres who have extensively compared, evaluated and used these technologies.
Unlike virtualization, where each guest uses it’s own kernel to interface with a host, containers have no individual kernel at all. This results in true native performance for many hosting and software development workloads.

Irving Popovetsky

Irving Popovetsky Consulting

Irving Popovetsky is a Systems Engineering and Security consultant with over 12 years of experience in the IT industry.

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Andy de la Lucha

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Andy de la Lucha is a Linux system administrator in Portland, Oregon. She works at a large multinational where she brings the wisdom of the Internet to the reluctant enterprise. (Whether they want to hear it or not.)

She has stood nervously behind the podium at OSCON, Open Source Bridge, Ubuntu Live, and other events. Her talks usually focus on how and why we choose tools and technologies, focusing on both systems and organizational stuff.

Her spiritual mentors include uncle Tim (O’Reilly), cousin Kathy (Sierra), and uncle Paul (Graham.)

Andy gets uppity about Mexican food and will be down the street eating burritos while y’all are playing Werewolf.

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  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
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  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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