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Tuesday, September 17 • 10:45am - 11:35am
Containers and the Cloud: A Match Made in Heaven - James Bottomley, Parallels

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Of all the different types of virtualisation technology, containers have been regarded either as a cheap way of packing a hosting environment or a curiosity. Now, however, with the advent of the cloud revolution and the focus on elasticity and density within a lean data centre, containers are coming into their own as the densest and most elastic virtualisation technology for supporting cloud environments. This talk will cover the principles of containerisation, its similarities and differences from traditional virtualisation technologies, why it achieves higher (3x) densities and far greater elasticity and what's being done to advance it within Linux.

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James Bottomley

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:45am - 11:35am
Strand 11A