Docker 101 Series
In our final session of Docker 101, we will learn how container orchestrations enables our applications to scale up or down, react to failures, update without downtime, and live in harmony with many other applications.
Docker 101 is a four-part series introducing developers to the world of containers and Docker. Each session builds on the concepts from the prior one, but we encourage new people to join us at any time in the series. The series topics are:
1 - Why Containers? [What problems do containers solve? Building and sharing containers.]
2 - Docker Compose. [More complex applications that network multiple containers.]
3 - Building Effective Images. [Deep dive into image layers. Efficient workflow and efficient images.]
4 - Container Orchestration. [Managing many containers in a cluster.]
Migrating the traditional LAMP stack to the "Cloud" using Docker and Traefik
Branden McKagen, Senior Sysadmin at Virginia Tech, will explore his journey of migrating a server full of webapps to containers using Docker and Traefik to try and avoid the dreaded D-word: Downtime.
About the Docker Blacksburg Meetup
The Blacksburg Docker chapter is a friendly group of developers and engineers from various industries across the New River Valley. Our members span the experience spectrum from beginners (midshipmen?) to a Docker Captain. We meet monthly to learn from each other and share tips, troubles, and triumphs with Docker.
Russ is a web application and infrastructure team leader at Virginia Tech, who manages a menagerie of container and legacy applications.
Branden McKagen is the senior sysadmin for the Office of Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech, where he likes writing Infrastructure-as-Code and avoiding printers when possible. In his free time he enjoys turning dead trees into cutting boards and fine furniture
From meetups to DockerCon and webinars to workshops, there are lots of great Docker events happening around the world. Whether you're new to containers or a Docker expert, you'll find opportunities to attend Docker events near you!