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Presentation: "Using Docker in Cloud Networks"

Track: Next Gen Cloud / Time: Friday 14:30 - 15:20 / Location: Mountbatten Room

Docker.io provides an elegant means of packaging and deploying application stacks. CohesiveFT have incorporated Docker into their VNS3 cloud overlay networking as a substrate for layer 4-7 network application services - things like proxy, reverse proxy, SSL termination, content caching and network intrusion detection. This presentation will look at what Docker does, and why it was chosen. It will also look at what's been involved in building Docker into an established platform, and what it takes to package applications and application infrastructure for use with Docker. This will include a look at Dockerfile, and the potential it has for tightening DevOps loops. Finally a look at some Docker trip hazards, and how to avoid them, and a Docker wish list - for how it could be even better.

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Chris Swan, CTO at CohesiveFT & Track Host

Chris Swan

Biography: Chris Swan

Chris Swan is CTO at CohesiveFT, a cloud networking company founded in 2006 that he joined in early 2013. He was previously at UBS where he held a number of CTO roles and represented the bank as a Director on the Steering Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Before joining UBS he was CTO at a London based technology investment banking boutique CapitalSCF. Chris previously held various senior R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse, which included networks, security, data centre automation and introduction of new application platforms. Prior to the world of financial services Chris was a Combat Systems Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. He has an MBA from OUBS and a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of York.

Chris is a keen maker and hacker taking an active role in the London and Brighton communities for Open Source Hardware, Raspberry Pi and the Internet of Things. He is also an advisor to a number of London based tech and fintech startups, and track host for Privacy & Security and Making the Internet of Things.

Twitter: @cpswan
Track Host of "Privacy & Security - Rebuilding Trust" and "Making the Internet of Things"