Power to the People - How using containers can make your life easier


Containers are on everybody’s to-do list these days. If you search through the schedules of any tech conference you’ll find at least one talk which touches the topic of containers. 
Following the DevOps Movement and enabling your employees making use of new technologies opens new ways of finding solutions to problems.

„Containers give Developers way to much power, they can do whatever they want on production - I hate containers“ - A Sysadmin 2017

Does this sound familiar? Talking to a lot of people within the realm of DevOps I hear very positive and also very negative voices when it comes to containers. Let’s discover what holds people back adopting this amazing new technology!

There is a lot of excitement on the topic - which is great, but barely anyone is using containers in production (unless you are Netflix, Visa, Alibaba, Paypal). Some of the people we talked to are scared and some are holding back because „this is not the technology which will be there in 5 years“. We believe that there is not enough understanding of how containers work, or how to use them.

In this session, we’d like to give an insight into the status of Containers how we use them and where we see the benefits, for Drupal and beyond.

In this session we will cover

  • What are Containers?
  • The current state of containers 
  • Benefits of using containers
  • Common Pitfalls
  • How we started implementing docker
  • Comparison of Docker development tools for Drupal

Session Track

Drupal Showcase

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 - 15:45 to 16:45
Schubert 6