In this brief 7 minute interview made at DockerCon 16, Alex Williams and I cover a lot of ground ranging from operations’ challenges in container deployment to the early seeds of the community frustration with Docker 1.12 embedding swarm.
I think there’s a lot of pieces we’re still wishing away that aren’t really gone. (at 4:50)
Rather than repeat TheNewStack summary; I want to highlight the operational and integration gaps that we continue to ignore.
It’s exciting to watch a cluster magically appear during a keynote demo, but those demos necessarily skip pass the very real provisioning, networking and security work needed to build sustained clusters.
These underlay problems are general challenges that we can address in composable, open and automated ways. That’s the RackN goal with Digital Rebar and we’ll be showcasing how that works with some new Kubernetes automation shortly.