Virtual machine technology revolutionized the use of infrastructure. Hypervisors are at the heart of today's leading infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings and are a core component of IaaS platforms. VMs are here for the long term but they are no longer a panacea for virtualization. We have squeezed all of the optimizations out of them and IaaS providers have been in price wars ever since. New container-based technology such as Docker, based on LXC (LinuX Containers), represents a more efficient model than traditional hypervisor virtualization and is poised for massive growth. This will change the way cloud platforms are architected, used, and sold, and how applications are deployed.
Attendees of this session will learn about:
Application Containers: Docker, LXC and the move toward micro-virtualization
Modules: The rise of Node.js and API-first architectures
UI Freedom: Separating the UI backend from the data backend