Victor Coisne

DockerCon 2017 Day 1 Highlights

Victor Coisne

What an incredible DockerCon 2017 we had last week. Big thank you to all of the 150+ confirmed speakers, 100+ sponsors and over 5,500 attendees for contributing to the success of these amazing 3 days in Austin. You’ll find below the videos and slides from general session day 1.All the slides will soon be published on our slideshare account and all the breakout session video recordings available on our DockerCon 2017 youtube playlist.

DockerCon 2017 General Session

Here’s what we covered during the day 1 general session:

  • 17:00 Developer Workflow improvements and demo
  • 37:00 Secure Orchestration and demo
  • 59:00 Introducing LinuxKit: a toolkit for building secure, lean and portable linux subsystems
  • 1:15 Introducing the Moby Project: a new open source project to advance the software containerization movement

Development workflow Improvements

Solomon’s keynote started by introducing new Docker features to improve the development workflows of Docker users: multi-stage builds and desktop-to-cloud integration. With multi-stage builds you can now easily separate your build-time and runtime container images, allowing development teams to ship minimal and efficient images. It’s time to say goodbye to those custom and non-portable build scripts! With desktop-to-cloud you can easily connect to a remote swarm cluster using your Docker ID for authentication, without having to worry about maintaining a complex public key infrastructure, nor requiring developers to get ssh access to the hosts themselves. Desktop-to-cloud is the fastest way for development teams to collaborate on shared pre-production environments.

Secure orchestration

In his presentation, Diogo Monica talks about SwarmKit and how to take the security of orchestration to the next level with secure node introduction, cryptographic node identify, MTLS between all nodes, cluster segmentation, encrypted networks and secure secret distribution. Watch the video to see a demo of this secure orchestration layer in action within an enterprise.


Solomon then introduced a new component bringing Linux container functionality to new and varied platforms, from IoT to mainframes. This component called LinuxKit includes the tooling to allow building custom Linux subsystems that only include exactly the components the runtime platform requires. All system services are containers that can be replaced, and everything that is not required can be removed. All components can be substituted with ones that match specific needs. It is a kit, very much in the Docker philosophy of batteries included but swappable. Read more about LinuxKit.

DockerCon 2017 General Session

Moby Project

Finally, Solomon announced the Moby Project, a new open-source project to advance the software containerization movement and help the ecosystem take containers mainstream. It provides a library of components, a framework for assembling them into custom container-based systems and a place for all container enthusiasts to experiment and exchange ideas. Read more about the Moby Project

Docker users, please refer to Moby and Docker to clarify the relationship between the projects. Docker maintainers and contributors, please check out Transitioning to Moby for more details.

Moby Project

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