When we started Emerging Technology Advisors (ETA), we had little idea where the adventures that lay ahead would take us. That said, we were very confident that people in the industry, whether in an enterprise or a small business, needed help with picking the right most technologies for their tasks. So we started a consultancy around the core premise of helping people avoid the pangs, troubles, and missteps commonly associated with adopting emerging technologies, advising groups to basically avoid our own mistakes and battle scars. From that very simple concept, we have worked on some of the most absolutely amazing projects for some of the largest organizations all while continuing to push the envelope of what could be done with technology. Where most smaller companies centralize around a single technology, we diversified in technology, ideas, and people and it has made all the difference in the world.
At Emerging Technology Advisors (ETA) we help a lot of companies convert their IT infrastructure from traditional deployment scenarios to Docker container based deployments. The first topic of discussion is often how to convert their existing, potentially legacy applications to run in a Docker container.
At the beginning of October 2016, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the first ever Docker Distributed System Summit in Berlin, Germany. It was an incredible event that was attended by roughly 125 people from all over the world to discuss using Docker and its application for distributed systems.