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Container Orchestration - Overview of Container Technologies Used in IBM Solutions

Hit the ground running with IBM Cloud by deploying highly available apps in Docker containers that run in OpenShift and Kubernetes clusters. Containers are a standard way to package apps and all their dependencies so you can seamlessly move the apps between environments. Unlike virtual machines, containers do not include an operating system - only the app code, runtime, system tools, libraries, and settings are packaged within containers. Thus containers are more lightweight, portable, and efficient than virtual machines.

Date: April 22 from 9:00 to 17:00 Central European Time

Workshop format: this is a technical workshop with presentations, demos and hands-on exercises.

Language: English.

Audience: technical and business. The first hour is suitable for business audience. After that, we will dive into the technical details.


  • have your IBM Cloud account. If you don't have it yet, you can create it for free at
  • you will use your laptops to view presentations, demos and perform exercises

Location: this is an online workshop. Participants and instructors will communicate via WebEx video conference. 

Registration: to register at this workshop, you must be logged in at this web site using the menu option Login. If you don't have a user ID at this web site yet, create it by clicking on Login, then Sign up (link at the bottom), then check your mailbox to verify your new user ID. Then return to this page and register to the workshop by clicking the Register button at the bottom. You can always see the workshops you are registered at, using the menu option My events. Your registration is confirmed when you receive an e-mail with the link to the WebEx video conference. This confirmation e-mail will be sent at least three days before the workshop or earlier.

Price: this workshop is free of charge for all who register at this web site.


Docker is an open source project that was released by dotCloud in 2013. Built on features of existing Linux container technology (LXC), Docker became a software platform for building, testing, deploying, and scaling apps quickly. Docker packages software into standardized units called containers, that include all of the elements that an app needs to run.

Kubernetes was developed by Google and handed over to open source community in 2014. Kubernetes combines more than 15 years of research in running a containerized infrastructure with production work loads, open source contributions, and Docker container management tools to provide an isolated and secure app platform for managing containers that are portable, extensible, and self-healing in case of fail-over.

OpenShift is a cloud development Platform as a Service (PaaS) developed by Red Hat. It is an open source development platform, which enables the developers to develop and deploy their applications on cloud infrastructure based on Kubernetes clusters in a quick and easy manner. OpenShift extends the Kubernetes environment with many useful features for DevOps teams.

Combining Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration all together can bring a lot of advantages in the IBM Cloud, public or private. During this workshop, we will highlight some major features of container orchestration such as: containers, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, IBM Cloud, App security.


  • Part 1: Containers
    • History of containers
    • Docker
    • Architecture
    • Registries
    • Docker Compose
    • Examples and use cases
    • Demos
    • Labs
  • Part 2: Container Orchestration
    • Overview
    • Kubernetes
    • Terminology
    • Architecture
    • Functionalities
    • OpenShift
    • Demos
    • Labs
  • Part 3: Container Orchestration in IBM Clouds
    • Containers in the IBM public cloud
    • Containers in the IBM private cloud
    • Red Hat OpenShift solutions
    • Demonstrations
    • Labs

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