Docker is enjoying immense popularity today for deployment of nearly any type of app and new platforms that support Docker appear on a regular basis. While supporting Docker natively, many platforms have specific APIs to get them to work. As a dev you don’t want to lock yourself in to any of these. You want to keep the option open to switch to target platforms if the need arises. This talk outlines the OSGi Compute Management Service RFP 179 that abstracts over mechanisms to create and launch container nodes. It shows a system that allows you to swap Docker deployment platforms without the need to change your deployment management code. We'll also talk about how OSGi Cloud Ecosystems RFC 183 can be used in this context for discovery of services, containers and frameworks.
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