Learn how enterprises worldwide are adopting containers and microservices to transform business services and what your IT organizations needs to do to prepare for this change.

Future of IT panel at Cisco Live, Las Vegas

I am super excited to be moderating a marquee panel of industry thought leaders and operators on July 13th Wednesday 8am at South Seas J, Level 3.  We will be talking about the future of IT and how containers, microservices and devops will disrupt enterprise IT.   Without further ado, here is our list of panelists.

Future of IT Panel
Future of IT Panel

This session will help IT architects as well as senior managers who are interested in learning about how to navigate through this journey and learn best practices from the early adopters and the innovators in this space.

You don’t want to miss this event.   Space is limited, so register now before the session is full:

PNLCLD-2002 – Future of IT – How DevOps and Microservices will Disrupt Enterprise IT

I believe that technologies like containers and microservices application architecture will fundamentally change how applications are developed in the next 5-10 years.  It will be a slow process, and we don’t expect it to be overnight. Server virtualization affect only a few few administrators, but these technologies need to adopted across the developer base as well as operations, which is orders of magnitude larger. As a result, the inertia of change will be slower. Having said that, enterprise IT supporting these new age applications, will end up looking a lot different at the end of it.

We will explore the following topics on the panel:

  • What are the top use cases for enterprises that are adopting containers and microservices for today and in the next 12-24 months?
  • Assuming your enterprise is going to start this journey, what is the recommended approach – convert an existing monolithic application completely to microservices architecture or do a mixed-mode application (container/web/bare metal) or only focus on new cloud native applications? What are the pitfalls or best practices in each of these approaches?
  • Which of the container stack will you choose to do scheduling and orchestration? What are the pros and cons between Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos or Nomad? Do we have too many to choose from?
  • What are the risks of using open source projects and how does enterprise protect against potential downsides or support issues?
  • What are key challenges in adopting containers and microservices? Do we have enough security or monitoring tools available for enterprise IT?
  • Does enterprise IT need retrain or hire new engineers with expertise in containers and microservices?
  • What is role of ops in this new model? How are enterprises evolving to DevOps model?  How does the organization need to be structured to make this a smooth transition?

Contiv at Cisco Live, Las Vegas

I will also be providing a deeper dive into our open source project called Contiv that includes network and storage modules at Cisco Live next week in Las Vegas.  I will be joined by Vipin Jain, distinguished engineer and founder of Contiv project for all your questions.  Check out the following sessions:

We also have a dedicated booth for container solutions at the World of Solution Data Center, Cloud and SDN area.  In addition, we have demos featuring Contiv open source integrations with Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, Nomad, CoreOS and OpenShift.

For information about the open source project Contiv, check out our newly updated portal at contiv.io



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Balaji Sivasubramanian

Director, Product Management