Who Should Take This Course?
This course is an introductory level class that is broadly accessible and assumes no prerequisite skills.
It is intended to be useful to :
You are either already using containers to build apps, or you are about to get passed by someone who is.
Who in the software development business hasn't heard of software containers? Containers and their management systems - Docker, LXC, Kubernetes, Mesos - are disrupting the world of cloud computing in general and application development in particular. This major shift in the world of virtualization has also shaken up those of us using OpenStack to manage resources that support application development and operations. What is missing in this new landscape is the people that understand this cutting-edge technology well enough to enable it on OpenStack. This is where you come in.
Containers are the cutting edge technology that are building modern microservices-based cloud apps.
This class will help you understand how containers fit into the world of OpenStack and the much larger world of cloud computing and application development. Whether you are looking to build a successful, cloud-native app, migrate a legacy enterprise app to the cloud, or are just trying to understand what this means for your existing VM-based infrastructure, this class will answer your questions.
This hands-on class will enable you to explain what software containers are, how they work in general and with OpenStack, how they accelerate devops and agile software development, and understand the user experience of actually using a container to deploying an application.
This class is built to maximize your exposure to applied, hand on learning experiences.
We build our courses with the principle that student's learn best by doing. Our unique combination hands-on lab experience, supported by relevant lecture content, and followed up with targeted knowledge review maximizes learning effectiveness. This is further supported by on demand content that provides you the opportunity to review course material (including lectures) at any time and creates a highly effective learning structure. We expect you to end up confident discussing the core elements and attributes of software containers with clients and coworkers, but beyond that be confident using the technology. Having basic experience in actually building and deploying containers in labs exercises helps cement your learning in a way that a lecture-only class can not.
Value added - Top Quality support During and after the Live Session.
This is an remotely taught and instructor led course. Our instructor is Kumulus Technologies' very own CTO, Robert Starmer, who will be available to answer questions during the course. Video-based lecture materials, lecture slides, supporting materials and review questions will be available perpetually to you once the class has started. Finally, to make sure the course retains its value to you, we update this course container technology changes, so your course stays current, you will effectively be able to revisit the course on demand at any point that you decide to review it.
Courses start August 16 and recur approximately weekly every week thereafter. See our events calendar for additional dates.
With 20 years of experience in automating IT data systems, and a focus on automating not only application deployments, but the underlying infrastructure as well, Robert brings a wealth of knowledge to the full application enablement stack from underlying Infrastructure automation and compliance to application deployment automation. Robert's technology background stems from efforts in such diverse fields as high performance computing and high frequency trading environments, scale-out workload managment, and enabling ops automation and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, datacenter, and application performance and scale enhancements. Robert is currently a founding partner at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay area infrastructure focused Dev/Ops and Cloud Systems consultancy, where he writes, presents, develops, and educates industry on cloud and dev/ops topics.