Replay of May 25th Vicom Infinity Teleconference Lunch ‘n Learn – Speed & Agility with Containers-as-a-Service on IBM z Systems and LinuxONE

Title:  Speed & Agility with Containers-as-a-Service on IBM z Systems and LinuxONE

Presentation abstract: Come learn about the new and exciting partnership between IBM and Docker to enable a devops process leveraging containerization and microservices.  We will discuss the partnership, how the Docker products will be supported, how to order, and the Docker pricing methodology on z Systems. As open source technologies continue to attract more enterprise developers, enterprise clients are looking for better ways to combine open innovation, agility and efficiency with enterprise quality and performance to gain a competitive edge. This talk focuses on an enterprise use case that shows how you can use an enterprise container management platform such as Docker Datacenter that provides agility, portability and control for both developers and IT operations teams on IBM z Systems & LinuxONE. From scalability and infrastructure perspectives, we will describe how to best scale stateful containers versus typical distributed scale-out models. We will also touch on different strategies for implementing the use case using a microservices-based architecture and DevOps.

Speaker bio’s:


Dale Hoffman is the Program Director for Business Development & Strategic Alliances for Linux-z/OS SW Ecosystem.  He is a seasoned expert in Open Source architecture development and implementation, and is an active participant across Open Source community projects including a board member on Linux Foundation steering committee.  He also drives the Platform Ecosystem for IBM’s Middleware products and Industry ISV products.   Dale also incubates new Linux solutions via the Innovation Lab which leverages IBM products, open source, research resources, and partnerships drawing on his extensive experience in the areas of application development, databases, cloud infrastructure, big data/analytics.   His previous responsibilities included the Platform Technical Strategy and Portfolio Investments;  Linux on IBM Systems business development and business development/strategy leader for enabling the Open Source Linux Ecosystem.


Mo Abdirashid is the program manager & system architect for the LinuxONE Innovation Lab. He actively collaborates with multiple IBM development teams and research across IBM to drive innovation into the LinuxONE stack. He also works closely with vendors and collaborate with clients around the world, helping them succeed with existing and new workload deployments on IBM LinuxONE and Linux on z Systems.”

Presentation: IBM Docker CaaS on z Systems & LinuxONE 2017 Vicom Infinity



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