The Container Operator's Manual

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:00 am9:45 am

Alice Goldfuss


Containers have been the future for six years now, featured on the stage of every major distributed systems conference in the world. But beyond the hype and the swag is a real technical solution, with real technical challenges, used for real problems at scale. And for the companies and engineers looking to adopt this solution, there’s little content on what awaits them.

In this talk, we’ll discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of running containers, in production, at scale. We’ll address why to use containers, why not to, and the tradeoffs required at both the technical and human levels for implementing them. You will walk away with a better understanding of how containers could fit into your own architecture and what you’ll need to do to make that rollout a reality. Containers can be a great infrastructure solution, but no one should drive them without a manual.

Alice Goldfuss[node:field-speakers-institution]

Alice Goldfuss is a systems punk with years of experience working on cutting-edge container platforms. She’s an international speaker who enjoys building modern infrastructure at-scale and streaming Capture the Flag challenges on the weekends. Alice has written articles, consulted on publications, built communities, and sipped many cups of tea. She hasn’t written a book, but you’ve probably read her tweets.

@conference {240828,
author = {Alice Goldfuss},
title = {The Container Operator{\textquoteright}s Manual},
year = {2019},
address = {Portland, OR},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct

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