Ross Gardler has been involved with open source in one form or another since the mid ‘90s. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation where he currently serves as the foundation’s President. He works at Microsoft on the Linux Compute team in Azure where he is responsible for the Azure Container Service.
The container ecosystem is exciting, but how do you make sense of all the different choices and opinions? When facing the challenges of building modern apps in an evolving marketplace, how do you make sure you’re choosing the right platform or cloud provider? Important decisions like what to build and how to build, whether to go with software vendors or open source, and finding the right cloud model can seem daunting — but they are critical business decisions nonetheless. Microsoft Azure Container Service (ACS) uses open source tooling so you can run your workloads wherever you want with the freedom to make the right decision today for the future of your enterprise. We'll look at the choices available to you for hybrid and pure-play Azure container workloads and see how ACS enables you to delay your choices until you are sure of the path you want to take. We’ll explore how your solution can be molded to your unique needs and how solutions such as Mesosphere DC/OS brings full featured container orchestration and turn-key big data services within easy reach.