CMD and Conquer: Containerizing the Monolith

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Modern microservice-oriented software architectures evangelize the principles of infrastructure-as-code and declarative directives to manage and run applications. At Splunk, we wanted to marry these ideals with the majestic monolith, Splunk Enterprise, to simplify the use of our product through containerization. Without rearchitecting the entire product from the ground-up, which can be a costly investment, we focused on incorporating a flexible configuration management layer on top of the core application. This has enabled us to make running Splunk in Docker act and behave as a true microservice, greatly reducing the friction of migrating towards more container-native software. We not only concentrated on making our open-source Docker image initiative user-friendly and production-ready, but we also wanted to seamlessly integrate it back into our internal engineering process. Join us for this session as we discuss migrating a traditional application into a microservice ecosystem, developing a containerization strategy for both external customer usage and internal development, as well as learning about our internal container platform at scale.

Speakers:
Nelson Wang, Splunk
Tony Lee, Splunk