Meetup: Enterprise Docker and DevOps

This week, Tuesday the 16th,  was the first meetup organized by Amazic. The nice thing for me is that Amazic is located in Nieuw-Vennep which is also my hometown. After the food and drinks, Luke Hasty started the evening. Mohamed Yassini, the founder of Amazic told us a bit about the background of this meetup. His goal is to have meeeup sessions with a focus on security. This session was around Twistlock. Next session will have as topic Sonatype.

This meetup will look at how to apply automated security policies for every stage of the DevOps workflow, including seamless CI integration, extensive API support, and dev-to-production security controls that enforce consistent policies across the container lifecycle, be that on premise, virtualised or in the cloud.


Ashley Ward (Solutions Architect) at Twistlock told us his vision of security in general and after went into the possibilities that Twistlock offers. The presentation of the meetup can be found here under Twistlock.

Very good session with an enthousiatic speaker and also an interesting product. I liked the fact that the product scans all the layers of the docker file. I also liked the fact that you put the responsibility for the security of the container application on the level of the developer, as part of you build it, you run it. All in all a good meetup. Thanks Amazic for arranging it.

Docker Randstad Meetup: June 2016

Yesterday I was together with two KPN colleagues  at the meetup from Docker Randstad. The meetup was hosted by Blendle in the center of Utrecht. Blendle also arranged the food and drinks. After everybody had some time to eat a slice of pizza, the official part of the evening started. Before the sessions started, Blendle was given the opportunity to tell how they use Docker.


First presenter was Stijn Polfliet, founder and ceo of CoScale. Stijn had a presentation which consisted of two parts. First part was about Anomaly detection. He explained the different challenges you face if you want to apply anomaly detection and which methods you can use. He also explained the pro’s and cons of the different methods. The second part of the presentation was about Performance monitoring for Docker environments. He mentioned some of the most commonly used tools like CAdvisor, Datadog, Scoutapp and Sysdig. For each of these tools he also mentioned the pro’s and the cons. He also talked about tools like New Relic, which was in his opinion more suited for the monitoring of more monolithic environments. Stijn also showed a demo of the monitoring tool of CoScale.


After the break Pini Reznik, cto of Container Solutions, presented the Docker State of the Union. Pini gave an update about the announcements that were made on DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. The announcements on DockerCon were split up in the non commercial/open source on the first day and the commercial on the second day.

The non commercial announcements are:

  • Public beta Docker for Windows and Mac
  • Docker for AWS and Azure
  • Experimental Distribution Application bundles
  • Docker engine with built-in orchestration

The commercial announcements:

  • Docker Datacenter on AWS and Azure
  • Docker Store


Again an interesting Docker meetup session.  Thanks to the speakers for the interesting and informative talks and thanks Catalin and Blendle for hosting it.


Docker Randstad Meetup: March 2016

Yesterday was the 3rd birthday of Docker. Docker Randstand Meetup organised two meetup sessions. I attended both of the sessions.docker

  • Docker 3rd birthday celebration – Introduction to Docker
  • Docker 3rd birthday plus book signing with Adrian Mouat



The meetups were in the W in Amsterdam and sponsored by Microsoft. The Introduction to Docker meetup was basically a hands-on workshop where you were you the tutorials provide by Docker to create the birthday app. If you were not familiar with Docker, there was also a getting started tutorial in which you could get acquainted with Docker and the basic commands. After you had created the app you could upload it to Docker and show that you had participated in the birthday event. During the meetup there were also pastries and good coffee available. Overall a good organized meetup.


The second meetup consisted of two presentations. First presentations was by Arjan Schaaf – DevOps Architect and was about Docker Network performance in the public cloud. Arjan performed different tests onMicrosoft Azure and Amazone Web Services regarding network performance.
The second presentation was by Adrian Mouat – Chief Scientist @ Container Solutions and had as subject Container Orchestration with Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos/ Marathon. Adrian discussed the features of the different products and also showed a demo of each of the products in which he showed the advantages and disadvantages of the different solutions
After the presentations there was the possibility to get your book Using Docker, signed by Adrian Mouat. And of course there were drinks, snacks and the cutting of the birthday cake. All in all two very good meetups, well organized.




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