Banjot Chanana

5 Ways to Beat the Clock on Windows Server 2008 End of Support

In just over one year, Microsoft support for Windows Server 2008 will come to an end. Without the proper planning in place, the ripple effects may impact your business. The cost of maintenance will skyrocket, while security and compliance risks will increase without regular patches. So, how can companies beat the clock? The short answer is enterprise container platforms can provide a fast and simple way to transform expensive and difficult-to-maintain applications into efficient, secure and portable applications ready for modern infrastructure – whether current Windows Server releases (such as WS 2016 or later) and/or into the cloud. Taking this approach saves a significant amount of money and improves security and performance across the application lifecycle. We are already seeing immediate demand from customers in modernizing their existing Windows Server applications in preparation for the end of support in January Continue reading…

Jenny Burcio

2018 Docker Community Awards

    The Docker community has been at the heart of Docker’s success from the start. We are constantly in awe of the dedication and passion of the practitioners – users, customers, partners, contributors and maintainers – who make up our community. Early in December at DockerCon Barcelona we were humbled to honor a Docker Captain and a few very special Community Leaders whose activities over the past year have made a tremendous difference to us all. Together, the Docker Community has achieved so much, we can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store. Tip of the Captains Hat Award Bret Fisher   Docker Captain (and Community Leader) Bret Fisher was nominated to receive this inaugural award by his fellow Captains because his contribution and leadership serve as an example of what it means to be a Docker Captain. Continue reading…

Gareth Rushgrove

Top 5 Blog Post 2018: Simplifying Kubernetes with Docker Compose and Friends

All this week we’ve been bringing you the top 5 blog posts for 2018 –coming in at #1 is our post on open sourcing our Docker Compose on Kubernetes capability. This new capability enables you to simplify the Kubernetes experience. To learn more, continue reading…      Today we’re happy to announce we’re open sourcing our support for using Docker Compose on Kubernetes. We’ve had this capability in Docker Enterprise for a little while but as of today you will be able to use this on any Kubernetes cluster you choose. Why do I need Compose if I already have Kubernetes? The Kubernetes API is really quite large. There are more than 50 first-class objects in the latest release, from Pods and Deployments to ValidatingWebhookConfiguration and ResourceQuota. This can lead to a verbosity in configuration, which then needs to be managed by Continue reading…

Jeff Morgan

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018: Introducing the New Docker Hub

In case you missed our announcement a couple of weeks ago, Docker Hub now has an improved user experience for finding, storing and sharing Docker container images. Our second most popular blog of 2018 gives users a preview of the new Docker Hub. Read on to learn more about what’s new on Docker Hub!   Today, we’re excited to announce that Docker Store and Docker Cloud are now part of Docker Hub, providing a single experience for finding, storing and sharing container images. This means that: Docker Certified and Verified Publisher Images are now available for discovery and download on Docker Hub Docker Hub has a new user experience   Millions of individual users and more than a hundred thousand organizations use Docker Hub, Store and Cloud for their container content needs. We’ve designed this Docker Hub update to bring Continue reading…

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Mano Marks

Top 5 Blog Post of 2018: Play with Kubernetes

All this week, we have been bringing you the top 5 blog posts of 2018. Now for #3 on top 5 list – our blog post on Play with Kubernetes. Following the success of Play with Docker, earlier this year, we gave you the ability to learn Kubernetes from the convenience of our training site. Continue reading to learn more…   Every month for the last year, thousands of people have used Play with Docker and the accompanying hands-on Play with Docker Classroom training site. These sites allow you to use and learn Docker entirely within your own browser, without installing anything. Last summer, we quietly launched the companion site Play with Kubernetes, to give people a full command line while learning Kubernetes on the command line. And today we’re launching a new Kubernetes training site, the Play with Kubernetes Classroom. The Continue reading…

Jenny Fong

Top 5 Blog Post of 2018: Docker Enterprise 2.0 with Kubernetes

Day 2 of our top blog posts of 2018 and coming in at Number 4 is the launch of Docker Enterprise 2.0 (formerly Docker Enterprise Edition). Docker’s industry-leading container platform is the only platform that simplifies Kubernetes and manages and secures applications on Kubernetes in multi-Linux, multi-OS and multi-cloud customer environments. To learn more about our Docker Enterprise, read on…     We are excited to announce Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 – a significant leap forward in our enterprise-ready container platform. Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0 is the only platform that manages and secures applications on Kubernetes in multi-Linux, multi-OS and multi-cloud customer environments. As a complete platform that integrates and scales with your organization, Docker EE 2.0 gives you the most flexibility and choice over the types of applications supported, orchestrators used, and where it’s deployed. It also enables organizations Continue reading…

Sophia Parafina

Top 5 Blog of 2018: Improved Docker Container Integration with Java 10

As 2018 comes to a close, we looked back at the top five blogs that were most popular with our readers. For those of you that had difficulties with memory and CPU sizing/usage when running Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in a container, we are kicking off the week with a blog that explains how to get improved Docker container integration with Java 10 in Docker Desktop ( Mac or Windows) and Docker Enterprise environments. Many applications that run in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), including data services such as Apache Spark and Kafka and traditional enterprise applications, are run in containers. Until recently, running the JVM in a container presented problems with memory and cpu sizing and usage that led to performance loss. This was because Java didn’t recognize that it was running in a container. With the release of Java 10, the JVM Continue reading…

Dan Powers

Docker Certified Containers From IBM

The Docker Certified Technology Program is designed for ecosystem partners and customers to recognize containers and plugins that excel in quality, collaborative support and compliance. Docker Certification gives enterprises an easy way to run trusted software and components in containers on Docker Enterprise with support from both Docker and the publisher.   As cloud computing continues to transform every business and industry, developers at global enterprises and emerging startups alike are increasingly leveraging container technologies to accelerate how they build modern web, mobile and IoT applications.   IBM has achieved certification of its flagship Db2 database, Websphere-Liberty middleware server and Security Access Manager products now available on Docker Hub. These Certified Containers enable developers to accelerate building cloud-native applications for the Docker Enterprise platform.  Developers can deploy these solutions from IBM to any on-premises infrastructure or public cloud.  They are Continue reading…