Kubernetes and Containers

by Dave Dickerson

A couple of years ago, Docker advocates said containers focus on micro-services and cloud-native applications which are stateless – their data doesn’t persist after the container exits. Technologies like the container storage interface (CSI) have changed that view. In fact, more than half of the top 10 hub.docker.com images are databases and other persistent services.

In this presentation we will review basic containers, introduce Kubernetes concepts, and describe recent changes that make running databases on Kubernetes practical.


Dave Dickerson works for Dell Technologies as a Principal Systems Engineer. He focuses on being a generalist, including: system, OS, container, storage, networking, application development, operations, security, and data protection solutions. Prior to joining Dell EMC, 13 years ago, he worked with Veritas, Maryville Technologies, and Sun Microsystems.

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Thursday December 21st, 2017

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

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    • 2017-12-21 Kubernetes and Containers by Dave Dickerson
  • 2018

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