There's no denying that virtualization has dramatically changed the datacenter. Virtualization, however, is not without its limitations, and it's not ideal for all use cases. Containerization takes virtualization to the next level. In many ways, containerization is an evolution of virtualization, and some would argue that the lines between the two are blurry and semantic. This session will help you understand Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers, in addition to how we're integrating the Container ecosystem through partnerships with platforms such as Docker.
Microsoft engineers Narayanan Lakshmanan and Boris Scholl dive into the technical details surrounding PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and microservices, and how they are contributing to the DevOps revolution. Narayanan outlines how you can automate your desired Windows or Linux machine set-up with DSC, and he describes how you can accelerate your configuration spec and/or build-out by referencing the more than 300 DSC entities in the Chef community space. Next, Boris discusses how a microservices architecture can be beneficial for application development and lifecycle management. He also provides insights on microservices implementation considerations and DevOps takeaways.
Join Martin Woodward, Jay Schmelzer, Erich Gamma, Amanda Silver and Patrick Chanezon (Docker) in a discussion about the lessons they learned when creating products in the open. How did they tackle the challenges, and how did they shape the teams and processes. This is an open Q&A session where the attendees were able to ask their questions to the panelists.
Microsoft is preparing to release Windows Server 2016 into the market and there are significant changes to the way that the product will manage virtualisation, containers and clustering. Aidan Finn MVP will detail, explain and demonstrate some of the latest and greatest changes to Hyper-V, Virtualisation and clustering.