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Achieve Software Delivery Speed and Security With Microservices and Containers

DevOps aim to increase one’s speed of software delivery, but not with the same old architecture. One also needs microservices and containers (e.g., Docker) to package software for incremental change. But containers are new, and they introduce a range of new security issues that developers and security architects have not had to deal with before.
Guest presenter, Randy Heffner of Forrester Research, answers questions about microservices and container best practices
Recorded Sep 22 2016 62 mins
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