6th DIGS Special Interest Group Next-Gen Infrastructure – Workshop

Does Docker (and Containers) make sense?

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While the developers get excited about containers and Docker, and want to use these technologies to develop new applications, the operations/infrastructure teams are often left wondering: “what is this all about and how will it impact my infrastructure?”
In the SIG Next-Generation Infrastructure event we’ll talk about the basics of Docker and Linux containers, what they are, why they matter and how they’ll impact data center infrastructure.

In the associated half-day workshop we’ll go into more details and discuss Linux namespaces, Docker networking models, and network security aspects.

Target Audience Chief Information and Technology Officers, Chief Information Security Officer, Head of IT/IT Directors, Head of Data Center/Data Center Managers, Infrastructure und Network Managers, IT Operations Professionals, Technical Architects

In addition, only technical staff from Consultancies and Resellers. Vendors and people with a sales/marketing roles are not allowed to take part.

CPE Credits Earn 3.75 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending. Please request a confirmation.
Location Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg

(there are a lot of free park spaces available)

Date of Event 21st of September 2017
Language English
Time 9:00 – 12:30
Participation Costs Fr. 190.– per event / Fr. 700. – for a yearly membership (4 workshops)


Registration & Coffee
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome & Introduction by Ivan Pepelnjak

Docker and Containers Introduction
The welcome presentation by Ivan Pepelnjak will cover these topics:

  • Why are application developers excited about Docker?
  • What exactly is Docker and what are Linux containers?
  • Why should the operations teams embrace containers?
  • How could I start using containers in my data center?

We’ll further discuss these topics during the roundtable (second half of the event) where we’ll also address another crucial question: are these technologies ready for production?

9:30 – 10:00 .


10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:30 Roundtable Discussion (moderated)
The roundtable discussion following the presentation(s) will be driven by attendee needs and requirements and will focus on real-life aspects of Next-Gen Infrastructure/SDN: deciphering the vendor messages, demystifying the marketing materials, and identifying potential benefits and deployment opportunities.

This time it will focus on your challenges and help you figure out how get started and where to use these concepts in your environment.

Profit from Ivan’s extensive know-how by asking whatever is of specific interest to you during this discussion. You will get answers that will save you time and money and help you avoid bad experiences!

12:30 – 14:00 Joint lunch (on a private basis if you like)

This is a ‘must attend’ event for all which are interested in Next-Gen Infrastructure solutions! We are confident that the relationships you develop here will prove to be crucial to your continuing success. So don’t wait and register:

Cancellations of registration are free of charge until 30 days before the event. Cancellations received beyond this point will incur 100% of the admission fee. You will get an invoice for the respective amount. In any case, however, a delegate may be sent at no additional costs.

Register here!

We’re looking forward to see you there!


Ivan Pepelnjak is part of the organization committéé and advisory of the Data Center Interest Group Switzerland.
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