You may or may not have heard the buzz around Docker, the container-based infrastructure tool. We'll give an overview of what Docker is, and how Stanford is using Docker to maximize resources when running Drupal websites in the cloud.
It will be helpful, but not necessary, to have a working understanding of the technology stack underlying a load-balanced web server.
We'll talk about the premium cloud-based web hosting environment that we have built at Stanford (called "Anchorage") that runs in Amazon Web Services, and how and why we are using Docker. There will be more diagrams than code.
If luck is on our side, we'll do a live demo of a deployment of a Drupal site with all the tools that we use to build our Docker images. If luck is on your side, you'll get to see us cry when the live demo fails miserably.