Planning Your DockerCon Europe Week

DockerCon week is a busy week with so much information to absorb, people to meet and talks to attend. Here’s a quick agenda summary to make sure you know how to plan your travel and get the most out of your DockerCon Europe experience in Copenhagen. Register for DockerCon Europe 2017 Monday 16 October Monday is when the first attendees start arriving for DockerCon. Attendees who have signed up for Paid-Workshops or want to check in and pick up their badge and backpacks early should plan to be in Copenhagen by Monday morning. Monday is also a great day to get a jump start on meeting other attendees. You’ll be able to book Moby Mingles that help you connect with other attendees on topics you are both interested in learning or mentoring about. Overview of Monday: Paid Workshops (these are not Continue reading…

Trisha McCanna

Your Agenda for HPE Discover London 2016

  Next week HPE will host more than 10,000 top IT executives, architects, engineers, partners and thought-leaders from across Europe at Discover 2016 London, November 29th – December 1st in London. Come visit Docker in Booth #208 to learn how Docker’s Containers-as-a-Service platform is transforming modern application infrastructures, allowing business to benefit from a more agile development environment. Docker experts will be on-hand to for in-booth demos, hands-on-labs, breakout sessions and Transformation Zone sessions to demonstrate how Docker’s infrastructure platform, provides businesses with a unifying framework to embrace hybrid infrastructures and optimize resource utilization across legacy and modern Linux and Windows applications. Not attending Discover London? Don’t miss a thing and “Save the Date” for the live streaming of keynotes and top sessions beginning November 29th at 11:00 GMT and through the duration of the event. Save the date – General Session Day Continue reading…

Jenny Burcio

Your Docker Agenda for LinuxCon North America

Hey Dockers! We’re excited to be back at LinuxCon this year in Toronto and hope you are, too! We’ve a got a round-up of many of our awesome Docker speakers, as well as a booth. Come visit us in between the sessions at booth #41 inside “The Hub”. You may even be able to score yourself some Docker swag.   Monday: 11:45am – Curious about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Foundry Foundation and their role in the cloud ecosystem? Docker’s Stephen Walli joins other panelists to deliver So CFF, CNCF, and OCI Walk into a Room (or ‘Demystifying the Confusion: CFF, CNCF, OCI). 3:00pm – Docker Captain Phil Estes will describe and demonstrate the use of the new schema format’s capabilities for multiple platform-specific image references in his More than x86_64: Docker Images for Multi-Platform session. Continue reading…

Chris Hines

The 10 Most Common Questions IT Admins ask About Docker

Over the past few months we have attended a string of industry tradeshow events, helping to teach the world about Docker for enterprise. We were at HPE Discover, DockerCon, RedHat Summit and Cisco Live all within the past 6weeks! I had the pleasure of helping to represent Docker at each events and spoke with attendees. Some folks worked in IT ops, while others worked in development. I also spoke with a lot of folks working as IT admins within their company’s infrastructure team, and over time, I began to notice some trends when it came to the types of questions they asked. This got me thinking. Why not put together a list of the most common questions from IT administrators? I mean there’s a good chance there are other IT infrastructure folks out there who have the very same questions, Continue reading…

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Betty Junod

Cornell University: It all started with Dockerizing an old version of Confluence with Docker Datacenter

This is a guest post by Shawn Bower In my role as Cloud Architect I often hear, “Docker sounds great but it won’t work for my application.”  In my experience Docker can improve the state of many applications including legacy and vendor solutions.  The first production workload at Cornell on Docker was the University’s wiki which is run on Atlassian’s Confluence in April 2015. Our installation of Confluence is an interesting intersection of legacy and vendor solution.  We have customized the code, to work with our single sign on solution, as well as a custom synchronization with LDAP for group management.  When we started the project to move Confluence to the cloud the infrastructure, the software was old, compiled from the source and was being hand maintained.   The stack looked like this: Apache 2.2.10 OpenSSL 0.9.8H Java 1.6 (EOL Continue reading…

Victor Coisne

DockerCon 2016 Videos: Day 1 and Day 2 General Sessions

In case you missed DockerCon 2016 and the livestream last week, you can now watch the video recording of the general sessions packed with a lot of exciting announcements and live demos of Docker 1.12 and Docker Datacenter! The rest of the videos will be posted on the Docker Blog and Docker YouTube Channel over the next few days. You can already find most of the slides on the Docker Slideshare page.

Mike Coleman

Containers are not VMs

I spend a good portion of my time at Docker talking to community members with varying degrees of familiarity with Docker and I sense a common theme: people’s natural response when first working with Docker is to try and frame it in terms of virtual machines. I can’t count the number of times I have heard Docker containers described as “lightweight VMs”. I get it because I did the exact same thing when I first started working with Docker. It’s easy to connect those dots as both technologies share some characteristics. Both are designed to provide an isolated environment in which to run an application. Additionally, in both cases that environment is represented as a binary artifact that can be moved between hosts. There may be other similarities, but to me these are the two biggies.

Adam Herzog

Docker Online Meetup #34: Containers as a Service (CaaS)

Yesterday, we had Patrick Chanezon, Technical Staff Member here at Docker Inc., present during our Docker Online Meetup on Containers as a Service (CaaS). With Docker, developers can own what goes on inside the container and how the containers behave together as an application. Meanwhile, IT Pros can focus on managing the required infrastructure to run, secure and scale these applications. Containers as a Service is a model where IT organizations and developers can work together to build, ship and run their applications anywhere. CaaS enables an IT secured and managed application environment consisting of content and infrastructure, from which developers are able build and deploy applications in a self service manner. Below are the recorded video and slides from the Docker Online Meetup.