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State of the Art: Best Practices for Running Containers in Production


Container technology is booming, but tools and techniques to run containers in production have not kept pace – until now. Join Mesosphere, Portworx, and Trace3 as they show you real-world best practices from global enterprises running stateful containers in production.

First, Fernando Sanchez of Mesosphere will share his experience on how to best prepare for critical challenges when running cloud-native applications at scale. He’ll share his advice from years as a leader in the cloud-native movement, working on the front lines with DevOps teams around the world. In Fernando’s session you’ll get:

  • An understanding of the critical challenges in running — not just deploying — containers in production
  • Best practices for dealing with these critical challenges
  • A start-to-finish checklist that will help you navigate your way through the cloud-native journey and ensure you don’t miss any critical steps to success

Then, Portworx VP of product Eric Han will show you how to address the five most common problems DevOps faces when running containerized apps in production. You’ll learn how to:

  • Get volume persistence so you don’t lose data when containers fail
  • Achieve high availability with smart provisioning, replication, and failover
  • Automate data management
  • Protect data so you can move quickly and securely
  • Run any containerized app on any infrastructure with Mesosphere

Finally, Trace3’s David Ishmael, Director of IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), will discuss how to retrieve, analyze, and report on intelligent alerts and telemetry from these vendors in production-ready environments using a data-driven architecture.

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Fernando Sanchez is a cloud architect specializing in software networking and distributed systems. He has deep experience in implementing private clouds, ranging from small enterprise to Fortune 100 companies and service providers. He works at Mesosphere, where he’s passionate about building cloud solutions to help his customers achieve their business goals.

Eric Han is VP of Product Management at Portworx. Previously, he served as product manager for the Google Container Engine, and senior business development manager for Google Cloud. He earned BSEE and MS Engineering degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School. He holds three patents.

David Ishmael is director of IT operations analytics at Trace3. As a technologist with nearly 20 years of consulting experience in operations and analytics, he has been involved in research, system architecture, network engineering and design, performance management, system administration, and software development. David graduated summa cum laude with a degree in business management and information technology at Colorado Technical University.


Date and time:

Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM EDT


Primary Workspace
26 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Light dinner, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served.

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