Containers, Containerisation, and Container Orchestration: The what, the why, and the how

In this talk, open source engineers Philip Norman and Sunil Shah will introduce the topic of containers, containerisation and container orchestration for the absolute beginner. The rise in the popularity of containers has been meteoric over the last few years, and is a vital topic for anyone looking to begin a career developing and deploying modern applications.

We will cover the concept of a container as we know it today, the motivation for using containers, and show an example of how you can containerise a simple application using Docker, currently the most popular container format. Finally, we will introduce the idea of container orchestration software that is used to run multiple containers over thousands of hosts in production and demonstrate how it might be used in a production scenario.