SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

February 04, 2015 09:00 ET

Linux Foundation Creates ContainerCon to Bring Together Top Open Source Developers With Top Container Users

New Event Unites Leading Open Source Projects and Container Vendors Including Canonical, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Docker, IBM, Parallels, Planisys, Red Hat, and Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today is announcing the debut in 2015 of ContainerCon, a new event dedicated to bringing together leading developers and contributors of Linux containers with the Linux kernel developer community. The event will be co-located with LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America in Seattle, August 17-19, 2015.

Linux containers are enabling businesses to explore new, improved methods of deploying their services and products. New developments in Linux containers are driving the adoption of cloud and virtualization technologies in many industries, and ContainerCon will provide a platform for exhibiting the best work. Companies and projects that have signed on as early supporters of ContainerCon include Canonical, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Docker, IBM, Parallels, Planisys, Red Hat, and Twitter.

Being co-located with LinuxCon North America will enable attendees who work with containers to meet and collaborate with the larger Linux developer community, including kernel developers. Additionally, in conjunction with CloudOpen, ContainerCon will bring together a diverse range of experts from cloud computing and Linux containers to offer a general technical conference that is open to everyone; creating a place where companies on the leading edge can network with users and developers to advance computing.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/containercon.

"Containers are disrupting traditional application development and virtualization models," said Linux Foundation CMO Amanda McPherson. "We believe it is important to offer a space for those working with containers, and those interested in learning more about them, to come together and share knowledge about this important new technology. Since Linux is the platform for containers, it's a natural fit."

Registration is only $725 through May 22, and includes full access to all LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ContainerCon sessions and events. Visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/containercon/attend/register to register.

Additional Resources
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About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Supporting Quotes

"Canonical has a long history of embracing new technologies early to address the needs of our customers, and thus have invested heavily in container technology over the last five years. We are proud to lead in the development of LXC, LXD, and User Namespace, as well as deliver and support the container experience to millions of Ubuntu users. We're delighted to participate in ContainerCon, a fantastic opportunity organized by the Linux Foundation to collaborate with our fellow open source developers to create a better, more robust and secure container experience." -- Robbie Williamson, Vice President, Cloud Development & Operations at Canonical Ltd.

"Linux containers are quickly becoming the de facto standard for managing the software lifecycle, giving developers and operations teams a consistent unit of deployment at any scale. Cloud Foundry has been using containers for rapid and consistent deployment since 2011, and the Cloud Foundry Foundation believes that ContainerCon is a great opportunity for everyone working on, with and around container technology to collaborate on this critical architectural component of our platform." -- Chip Childers, Technology Chief of Staff, Cloud Foundry Foundation

"Our philosophy is the world should run containers so applications will run securely and reliably across various environments," said Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS. "CoreOS is dedicated to ensuring the widespread adoption and successful use of containers, so we welcome the launch of ContainerCon and thank The Linux Foundation for bringing this event to the community. Every opportunity for the Linux and open source community to come together will drive collaboration to build the future success of containers."

"Containers are helping build, ship, and run distributed applications faster and more reliably than ever before," said David Messina, VP of Marketing at Docker. "There is still more work to do, and the open source community is a fantastic resource for making this happen. With its record of success with other open source projects, The Linux Foundation is an ideal organization to bring the community together at ContainerCon, and to encourage continued innovation and knowledge sharing at this exciting event."

"The benefits organizations have achieved from utilizing Linux containers have been extremely promising," said James Bottomley, CTO Server Virtualization at Parallels. "Much progress has been made in a short amount of time, and with the rapid increase in awareness and use of container technology, now is the perfect time for The Linux Foundation to launch ContainerCon to bring the community together to continue that progress."

"By narrowing the focus on containers, and bringing together developers and businesses, The Linux Foundation is providing a venue in ContainerCon to collaborate on both the adoption and evolution of container technology," said Carlos Horowicz, CEO and Co-Founder of Planisys. "At Planisys, we have been able to provide numerous cloud services based on containers, but there are still issues to resolve such as resource usage, I/O isolation, and development of internal network architectures and container communication. We continue to believe that the best way to resolve these is by sharing experiences and knowledge with those dealing with similar issues, and ContainerCon will be the perfect place to do so."

"Linux containers have been around for quite some time, but thanks to work by the larger community to create the essential plumbing to make containers easier to use, the concept is now getting increased traction. ContainerCon will be a great way for the projects and companies supporting Linux containers to share their work and plan for the future." -- Joe Brockmeier, Project Atomic; Open Source & Standards, Red Hat

"The technology behind Linux containers (e.g., cgroups) helps Twitter scale its infrastructure combined with the power of Apache Mesos," said Chris Aniszczyk, Head of Open Source at Twitter. "We look forward to supporting the inaugural ContainerCon to help drive innovation and evolution in the container technology space."