Thursday, June 9, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - A Graybeards's Worst Nightmare - How Docker Containers are Re-Defining the Linux OS -

When: June 15, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: A Graybeards's Worst Nightmare - How Docker Containers are
Re-Defining the Linux OS
Moderator: Daniel Riek , Senior Director, Systems Design and Engineering
, Red Hat Software
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315 ***


How container technology such as Docker, is changing GNU/Linux


OCI (aka Docker) containers are having a deep impact on the Linux
operating system (OS) that goes well beyond DevOps and "cloud native"
applications. The concepts of application-centric packaging, process
isolation through Linux containers, and immutable infrastructure are
shaking up the core traditions of today's GNU/Linux operating systems.
These concepts are also challenging the assumptions and approaches
derived from the past forty-plus years of work that originated with
UNIX. The Linux distribution as we know it is coming to an end, and is
being replaced by a new concept of containerized, multi-instance,
multi-user applications, which can be deployed in scale-out
environments. This presentation provides an assessment and outlook on
this new OS environment and takes a deep look at the consequences that
this new OS model has for both developers and operators.

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company

Jerry Feldman <>
Boston Linux and Unix
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