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Friday, October 28 • 4:00pm - 4:35pm
Unsung Hero Of the Cloud Native Revolution: Container Linux Then And Now - Vincent Batts, Microsoft Azure

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Back in 2013, Alex Polvi and Brandon Philips had a vision for a minimal Linux distribution: a kernel, systemd and just enough additional packages to run containers. This “CoreOS” was as much a part of the early cloud native revolution as Docker and Kubernetes, and has spawned or inspired many subsequent container-optimized Linux distributions each with its own unique place in the ecosystem. In this talk, I review what defines a container-optimized Linux and how it changes the experience of running software like Kubernetes compared with a traditional enterprise Linux. I also share a “family tree” landscape of container Linuxes widely used in the community today, compare/contrast their philosophies, and consider some of the current active areas of development and innovation in the space.

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Vincent Batts

Engineer, Azure
Vincent Batts is pushing forward open source cloud native infrastructure at Microsoft Azure (via Kinvolk acquisition). He has spent most of his life in Linux and open source communities. Works with emerging technology, largely related to Linux and software containers. An Open Containers... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2022 4:00pm - 4:35pm EDT
250 ABC
  Reliability + Operational Continuity