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Wednesday, June 1 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Apache Mesos on Windows: Status and the Roadmap - Alex Clemmer & Daniel Pravat, Microsoft

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Windows Server 2016 is expected to be made generally available sometime in Q3 2016, and with it, the Windows Containers API.

Supporting Windows Containers natively is a major growth opportunity for the Mesos community -- by enabling users to operate clusters containing a mix of Unix and Windows hosts, it is possible to significantly reduce administrative overhead and increase resource utilization in data centers.

In this talk we will provide a ground-up view of the work we have done over the last year to make the Windows agent a reality.

We’ll cover the changes made to Mesos core so far, discussing in detail how the Mesos agent works on Windows. We will then discuss the implications of these changes at the service level, covering how to operate clusters with a mix of Windows and Unix nodes in practice.

Finally, we will present a demo running on such a cluster, and a roadmap for future plans.


Alex Clemmer

Software Engineer, Microsoft
Alex Clemmer is a software engineer at Microsoft. He started the initiative to add Windows support to Mesos. Prior to this, he was a student. Alex is mostly known for turning Snapchat into a remote filesystem: http://www.nullspace.io/#snapchat-fs and porting lisp to the Apple //e: http://www.nullspace.io/#turtles

Daniel Pravat

Engineering Manager, Microsoft
Daniel Pravat is an Engineering Manager with Microsoft Corporation where he delivered several infrastructure components in Windows and added many cutting edge cellular features to Windows Phone. In the current role in Windows Server he is focused to to bring Mesos framework features to Windows ecosystem.

Wednesday June 1, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Grand Mesa ABC

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