There is a misperception about the inherent value of containers and the role of this technology in deploying and managing Linux software. While many see containers as being a ‘silver bullet’ to configuration management, the reality is that these require maintenance – and that boils down to hands-on configuration.
The need to address this issue and educate the market on managing dockerfiles, volumes, networks, clusters, image repositories and dependencies lies at the heart of a collaboration between business leaders of open-source project Docker and Obsidian Systems.
Obsidian Systems is a leader in open source technology development, services and solutions, while Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of Linux applications inside software containers.
Docker is spearheading the migration of app development toward cloud and micro-service architectures, and provides a platform for app development and delivery.
This platform brings together a series of capabilities which include orchestration, security, scheduling, management, networking and content distribution.
The collaboration between Obsidian and Docker will be showcased at an intimate enterprise app and open source industry brunch to be hosted in Johannesburg and Cape Town this October.
Obsidian Systems MD Muggie van Staden will join Glenn Gerrard, Director, EMEA Channel & Alliances at Docker, and Steven Thwaites, EMEA Technical Presales Lead at Docker to relay important information during a number of scheduled sessions for the South Africa market.
Keynote sessions will cover rapidly changing environments, how various components make up the Docker platform, how they provide teams with the agility, portability and control needed for modern app architectures to support the software supply chain.
“There are many benefits to deploying Docker, particularly in terms of the scaleability of applications-based containers. We are proud to be in partnership with Docker to empower businesses that enable the collaboration and communication of both software developers and infrastructure professionals, while continuously allowing the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes,” says van Staden.