Robert Drew

Docker Enterprise Edition Now on G-Cloud 9 Framework

  Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) has been accepted to G-Cloud 9, further exemplifying Docker’s commitment to delivering tools for application modernization and innovation across the UK public sector. G-Cloud 9 is the UK government’s latest framework that is designed to simplify and accelerate adoption of cloud-based services within the public sector. The inclusion of Docker Enterprise Edition subscriptions, training and Professional Services Organization (PSO) within HM Government Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud 9 Framework gives UK public sector organizations the opportunity to procure the de facto container solution through the online store known as the “Digital Marketplace” without needing to run a full tender, competition or lengthy procurement process. Docker’s meteoric rise within enterprise-class business has been built on its ability to be agnostic, agile and secure – whether for hybrid cloud migration, modernizing the application stack or adopting a DevOps methodology. Bringing application modernization to Continue reading…

User-guided caching in Docker for Mac

[This post was written by Jeremy Yallop and David Sheets.] Recent Docker releases (17.04 CE Edge onwards) bring significant performance improvements to bind-mounted directories on macOS. (Docker users on the stable channel will see the improvements in the forthcoming 17.06 release.) Commands for bind-mounting directories have new options to selectively enable caching. Containers that perform large numbers of read operations in mounted directories are the main beneficiaries. Here’s an illustration of the improvements in a few tools and applications in common use among Docker for Mac users: go list is 2.5× faster; symfony is 2.7× faster, and rake is 3.5× faster, as illustrated by the following graphs: go list (2.5× speedup) go list ./… in the moby/moby repository symfony (2.7× speedup) curl of the main page of the Symfony demo app rake (3.5× speedup) rake -T in @hirowatari’s benchmark For more details about how Continue reading…

Justin Cormack

Announcing LinuxKit: A Toolkit for building Secure, Lean and Portable Linux Subsystems

  Last year, one of the most common requests we heard from our users was to bring a Docker-native experience to their platforms. These platforms were many and varied: from cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, to server platforms such as Windows Server, desktop platforms that their developers used such as OSX and Windows 10, to mainframes and IoT platforms –  the list went on. We started working on support for these platforms, and we initially shipped Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, followed by Docker for AWS and Docker for Azure. Most recently, we announced the beta of Docker for GCP. The customizations we applied to make Docker native for each platform have furthered the adoption of the Docker editions. One of the issues we encountered was that for many of these platforms, the users wanted Linuxcontainer Continue reading…

Solomon Hykes

Introducing Moby Project: a new open-source project to advance the software containerization movement

Since Docker democratized software containers four years ago, a whole ecosystem grew around containerization and in this compressed time period it has gone through two distinct phases of growth. In each of these two phases, the model for producing container systems evolved to adapt to the size and needs of the user community as well as the project and the growing contributor ecosystem. The Moby Project is a new open-source project to advance the software containerization movement and help the ecosystem take containers mainstream. It provides a library of components, a framework for assembling them into custom container-based systems and a place for all container enthusiasts to experiment and exchange ideas. Let’s review how we got where we are today. In 2013-2014 pioneers started to use containers and collaborate in a monolithic open source codebase, Docker and few other projects, Continue reading…

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Chris Hines

Webinar Q&A: Introducing Docker Enterprise Edition (EE)

A few weeks ago we announced Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), the trusted, certified and supported container platform. Docker EE enables IT teams to establish a Containers as a Service (CaaS) environment to converge legacy, ISV and microservices apps into a single software supply chain that is flexible, secure and infrastructure independent. With a built in orchestration architecture (swarm mode) Docker EE allows app teams to compose and schedule simple to complex apps to drive their digital transformation initiatives. On March 14th we hosted a live webinar to provide an overview and demonstration of Docker EE. View the recorded session below and read through some of the most popular questions. Frequently Asked Questions Q: How is Docker EE licensed? A: Docker EE is licensed per node. A node is an instance running on a bare metal or virtual server. For more Continue reading…

Uday Shetty

Docker and Cisco Launch Cisco Validated Designs for Cisco UCS and Flexpod Infrastructures on Docker Enterprise Edition

Last week, Cisco and Docker jointly announced a strategic alliance between our organizations. Based on customer feedback, one of the initial joint initiatives is the validation of Docker Enterprise Edition (which includes Docker Datacenter) against Cisco UCS and the Nexus infrastructures. We are excited to announce that Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) for Cisco UCS and Flexpod on Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) are immediately available. CVDs represent the gold standard reference architecture methodology for enterprise customers looking to deploy an end-to-end solution. The CVDs follow defined processes and covers not only provisioning and configuration of the solution, but also test and document the solutions against performance, scale and availability/failure – something that requires a lab setup with a significant amount of hardware that reflects actual production deployments. This enables our customers achieve faster, more reliable and predictable implementations. The two new CVDs published for container management offers enterprises a well designed and Continue reading…

Beta Docker Community Edition for Google Cloud Platform

Today we’re excited to announce beta Docker Community Edition (CE) for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Users interested in helping test and improve Docker CE for GCP should sign up at beta.docker.com. We’ll let in users to the beta as the product matures and stabilizes, and we’re looking forward to your input and suggestions. Docker CE for GCP is built on the same principle as Docker CE for AWS and Docker CE for Azure and provides a Docker setup on GCP that is: Quick and easy to install in a few minutes Released in sync with other Docker releases and always available with the latest Docker version Simple to upgrade from one Docker CE version to the next Configured securely and deployed on minimal, locked-down Linux maintained by Docker Self-healing and capable of automatically recovering from infrastructure failures Docker CE for GCP is the Continue reading…

Dan Powers

Introducing the Docker Certification Program for Infrastructure, Plugins and Containers

In conjunction with the introduction of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), we are excited to announce the Docker Certification Program and availability of partner technologies through Docker Store. A vibrant ecosystem is a sign of a healthy platform and by providing a program that aligns Docker’s commercial platform with the innovation coming from our partners; we are collectively expanding choice for customers investing in the Docker platform. The Docker Certification Program is designed for both technology partners and enterprise customers to recognize Containers and Plugins that excel in quality, collaborative support and compliance. Docker Certification is aligned to the available Docker EE infrastructure and gives enterprises a trusted way to run more technology in containers with support from both Docker and the publisher. Customers can quickly identify the Certified Containers and Plugins with visible badges and be confident that they were built with Continue reading…