Shannon is a co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rancher Labs. Prior to starting Rancher, Shannon was Vice President of Market Development at Citrix Systems, after the company acquired Cloud.com, where he led worldwide sales. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing emerging technology and has held management positions at technology companies such as Solidcore Systems (acquired by McAfee), Teros (acquired by Citrix) and Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA). Shannon is a graduate of Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Containers are getting closer to mainstream adoption, but most IT organizations are still standing on the sidelines unsure how to provide support for teams interested in using them. In this talk, I’ll share how a handful of companies are building Container Services, which make deployment of orchestration clusters a standard IT function.
I’ll also discuss some of the key challenges companies have faced, such as managing controls, centralizing audits, leveraging a variety of existing infrastructure services, and supporting multiple orchestration tools. I’ll also talk about how individual projects typically provide the impetus for achieving this type of transformation.