An Introduction to Containers

You've heard the term "containers." Maybe you've heard the buzz surrounding new technologies like Docker and CoreOS. They plaster the front pages of HackerNews, reddit and the blogosphere. 

If you've wondered just what the big deal is and what they are, this is a what, why, and a how-to for containerization and how you can use it with Drupal.

Simply put, containerization enables you to scale your apps with increasing ease. For developers, you can abstract away your infrastructure and stop worrying about developing, testing, and running in identical environments - it's all the same inside your container.

In this session, we'll emphasize an understanding of what containers are, what they do, and how they're different from a virtual machine. We'll end with getting a simple Drupal container app up and running.

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