Open Source Containerization Focus of New ContainerCon Event
In case there was any doubt about the surging popularity of containerized virtualization and app delivery, the Linux Foundation has announced plans to inaugurate an event, called ContainerCon, dedicated precisely to that topic.
In case there was any doubt about the surging popularity of containerized virtualization and app delivery, the Linux Foundation has announced plans to inaugurate an event, called ContainerCon, dedicated precisely to that topic. The first ContainerCon will take place this August with representatives from Docker, Red Hat (RHT), Twitter, Parallels and Canonical, among others.
Production-level adoption of Docker and other containerization platforms is still in the early stages. But the Linux Foundation clearly believes that containerized virtualization will become hugely important for businesses and other large organizations, and is working to coalesce a strong open source community around containerization through the ContainerCon event.
The Linux Foundation is colocating ContainerCon with this year’s LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America meeting, which will bring together developers from many other niches of the open source world, including those working on the Linux kernel—a key underlying part of Docker and other open source containerization technologies. The Linux Foundation hopes that colocating these events will promote interaction between these different groups of developers around containerization topics.
“Containers are disrupting traditional application development and virtualization models,” said Linux Foundation CMO Amanda McPherson. “We believe it is important to offer a space for those working with containers, and those interested in learning more about them, to come together and share knowledge about this important new technology. Since Linux is the platform for containers, it’s a natural fit.”
ContainerCon, along with LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America, will take place this year in Seattle from August 17-19. Registration is currently open.