Container Orchestration & Migrating to the "Cloud" using Docker and Traefik

Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

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 Fenn

    Russ Fenn

    Virginia Tech

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  • Branden McKagen

    Branden McKagen

    Virginia Tech

    Senior Systems Administrator

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  • When

    Wednesday, Oct 24
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


    Qualtrax Inc
    105 E Roanoke St Blacksburg24060

    Community Leaders

  • Michael Irwin

    Michael Irwin

    Virginia Tech

    Community Leader

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  • Russell Fenn

    Russell Fenn

    Virginia Tech

    Web and Infrastructure Team Leader

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