Why DockerCon Is Going to Need a Bigger Boat in the Future
There appears to be an entirely new sector being carved out here, centered around new virtualization methods, and it's way past the hype stage.SAN FRANCISCO -- Remember the line in the 1975 Steven Spielberg movie "Jaws," in which Roy Scheider's character Brody is asked how big the shark is they were tracking? "You're gonna need a bigger boat," Brody famously says. Well, Docker is going to need a bigger boat to house all of its conference attendees in the future. This week's DockerCon 2015 event at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis was oversold at about 2,000 and packed to capacity, with just about every session and keynote loaded with developers hungering for more information about how to use containers in their IT systems. Personally, I have been to innumerable conferences, and the only ones with hallways and rooms hotter and more crowded were probably at CES in Las Vegas and CeBIT in Hannover, Germany -- two of the longest-running and most populated IT conferences on Earth. The word June 23 was that the Docker conference will be held at the Seattle Convention Center in 2016. DockerCon has only been staged for only a couple of years, and its container IT has intrigued an awful lot of developers.
Why? "It mostly because of the portability factor," a developer from Ft. Collins, Colo. told eWEEK. "There's just so much more you can do, and quickly, when working on something. You can move workloads, apps -- basically anything -- quickly from one place, or to multiple places, and the connectivity just works."