Interview with Jörg Schad of Mesosphere | DevOpsCon 2017

“The next big topics in the container world are service meshes and machine learning”

JAXenter Editorial Team

Jörg Schad at DevOpsCon 2017

Containers are all the rage right now but this doesn’t mean they don’t have their pitfalls. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc caught up with Jörg Schad of Mesosphere to talk about how to debug those pitfalls if you do encounter them and what’s next in the container world.

Container pitfalls

Containers make a lot of things easy but since they look like virtual machines, a lot of people use them without understanding what’s happening underneath. In the following interview, you’ll learn more about how to debug container pitfalls if you do encounter them, resulting in fewer nightmares.

Jörg Schad, distributed systems engineer at Mesosphere, will also talk about the next big topics in the container world namely service meshes like Istio and machine learning.

Istio is an open-source platform which “provides a way for developers to seamlessly connect, manage and secure networks of different microservices—regardless of platform, source or vendor.” It offers developers “fine-grained visibility and control over traffic without requiring any changes to application code and provides CIOs and CSOs the tools needed to help enforce security and compliance requirements across the enterprise,” Varun Talwar, Product Manager, Cloud Service Platform, wrote in a blog post announcing the platform.

“Operators don’t like Kubernetes that much”

Three months ago, Mesosphere announced the beta availability of Kubernetes on DC/OS.

This moves also means that there is no restriction on features you can use, and you will always have the latest version of Kubernetes available through DC/OS. According to Knaup, you’ll also be able to run multiple Kubernetes clusters (of different versions) alongside each other.

Find out more about what this means for users here.


Here’s what went down at DevOpsCon 2017. 


Jörg Schad is a distributed systems engineer at Mesosphere who works on DC/OS and Apache Mesos. Prior to this, he worked on SAP Hana and in the Information Systems Group at Saarland University. His passions are distributed (database) systems, data analytics, and distributed algorithms and his speaking experience include various Meetups, international conferences, and lecture halls.


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