Flux7 Talks Building a Learning Lab Solution at Austin Docker Meetup

By Flux7 Labs
July 28, 2015


The Austin Docker Meetup for August is right around the corner, and we’re excited to be hosting it! Taking place on Thursday, August 6 at 6 p.m., Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman will be speaking about “Building a Learning Lab Solution Using Docker”.

The talk will focus on Flux7’s experience in implementing an easy-to-use, on-demand Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) training solution using Docker to save time, maintenance costs and capital expenditures (CAPEX).

This Meetup is at Rackspace, located at 9001 North I-35, Suite 150 in Austin. To RSVP, please visit the talk’s meetup.com page here.

Training environments, what we’re calling DaaS, has come on strong lately as a medium for training labs and other environments with varying compute needs and usage requirements . Companies including utilities, energy and healthcare providers, along with universities and other institutions, have training as a regular, repetitive part of their business cycle. This can make for a major funding drain as new modules must be purchased and disseminated onto company computers, only to be replaced a few months later. These modules can eat up processor speed, storage space and slow down processes.

As we’ve shared with our DevOps colleagues in a June blog, DaaS environments, on the other hand, allow trainers to configure one-time set-ups, then offer them to trainees.They not only reduce  training costs, but also increase both efficiency and quality.

With limited overhead, Docker provides virtualization that is lightweight and flexible. In the development environment, it also stands apart because of its ability to provide blanket version control across entire containers – essentially offering a form of “Track Changes” to entire environments.

Docker is becoming one of our most requested technologies, with a considerable number of enterprise organizations seeking to understand strategies to implement Docker to streamline development, as Aater presented at Dockercon 2014 with Auto.com, and otherwise incorporate containers in their cloud strategies.

Startups are also taking up the Docker call, as demonstrated by one of our customers at last year’s re:invent and we’re looking forward to sharing the learning lab use case with fellow Docker and DevOps experts at the Meetup.

Want to find out how you can leverage container technology in your organization? Get in touch with us to request an assessment.




Update 8/13/2015:

If you weren’t able to attend the meetup, you can check out the slides from our presentation here: Building a Learning Lab Solution Using Docker



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