DockerCon 2015 ship has sailed

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It was a great two days at DockerCon 2015 in San Francisco, but that ship has sailed and now it is time to share my top takeaways from the event. It was tough to select only a handful given the wide array of great presentations and demonstrations.  For a complete list of announcements, check out the Docker blog.

Lin Sun (@linsun_unc) and I hosted a hands-on tutorial (DockerCon2015_Lab_FINAL) demonstrating the differentiating capabilities of IBM Containers on Bluemix. I encourage you to walk through the lab and experience the power firsthand. If you do not have an hour, then watch this five minute video demonstrating the capabilities.

The second significant announcement was the formation of the Open Container Project. This project brings sponsorship from every major cloud provider, including IBM. The importance is that this project will ensure a more formal and open industry specification for containers.

The third noteworthy announcement was the introduction of runC, which is a lightweight universal container runtime. This is the first step in spinning off the plumbing that makes up the open-source Docker project with the goal of making standard containers available everywhere.

The last item I will discuss is the announcement of Docker Network. Docker Network isn’t ready for production use yet, but will dramatically improve networking with the ability to create networks that span multiple Docker engines.

To learn how to use IBM Containers, visit this previous blog.

Be sure to start your FREE IBM Bluemix trial today! If you have questions or comments, you can reach out to me on Twitter @ChrisRosen188 or email (crosen@us.ibm.com).

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Chris Rosen
Chris Rosen is a Technical Product Manager for IBM Containers within IBM Cloud Business Unit. With over fifteen years’ experience, he has held a variety of roles within the organization. Currently, Chris is responsible for interfacing with development and design teams for IBM Bluemix, gathering and understanding customer requirements, and determining future product plans. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Rochester Institute of Technology. Chris also holds certifications for MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, ITIL, and OpenGroup IT Specialist.
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