Phil Estes


Phil is a Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Container and Linux OS Architecture Strategy for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform division. Phil is currently an OSS maintainer in the Docker (now Moby) engine project, the CNCF containerd project, and is a member of both the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Technical Oversight Board and the Moby Technical Steering Committee. Phil is a long-standing member of the Docker Captains program and has enjoyed a long relationship with key open source contributors and experts in the Docker ecosystem.

Phil is a regular speaker at industry and developer conferences as well as meetups on topics related to open source, Docker, Linux container technology and the broader container ecosystem. Phil is a recognized subject matter expert on Linux container technology and regularly assists IBM’s product teams and enterprise customers in their application of container technology for their public and private cloud solutions. Phil blogs regularly on these topics on his personal blog at He can be found on Twitter as @estesp.


Containers Grow Up: Use Cases in Serverless and IoT


Containers in the Docker-era have been attractive for many reasons, not the least is the developer’s ease of packaging and delivery of an application. While those exciting days of “docker run ubuntu” have been superseded by additional layers of complexity—distributed systems, orchestration, network and storage layers—the isolation and …

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