By Rajat Bhargava Posted February 19, 2014
The next AWS Boulder-Denver Meetup is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th at Galvanize in downtown Denver. Gabe Monroy, co-founder and CTO of OpDemand, has graciously offered to provide the group with an overview of the best tips/steps for building a private platform as a service when using the open source solutions Docker and Deis (on top of AWS).
To back up for a second, Docker is one of the hottest new technologies to hit the market. As an open source Linux containerization solution built on top of LXC, Docker is aimed at making it quicker and easier for application developers to build their solutions without having to spend as much time managing the underlying operating system and infrastructure. Used in conjunction with AWS, it makes it even faster to build, deploy, and scale applications.
Which brings me to why we asked Gabe to be our next speaker: Gabe is one of the foremost experts in Docker and one of the most significant contributors to the open source project. OpDemand, the company that Gabe (and co-founder Josh Schnell) started, is focused on leveraging Docker to build a private PaaS solution for enterprises. OpDemand has been primarily focused on building software as an open source solution called Deis. As such, Gabe is going to dive deep into how to make all of these solutions work together — including AWS — to illustrate how to build a private PaaS solution (a la a private Heroku).
The AWS Boulder-Denver meetup is hosted and founded by JumpCloud. JumpCloud is the number one independent cloud directory service. JumpCloud’s product, called Directory-as-a-Service®, includes LDAP-as-a-Service, RADIUS-as-a-Service, centralized user management, single sign-on capabilities, Google Apps identity integration, central auditing and logging, and more.