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Webinar recap: Docker 101 for federal government

Docker is driving a movement for IT teams across all industries to modernize their applications with container technology. Government agencies, like private sector companies face similar pressures to accelerate software development while reduce overall IT costs and adopting new technologies and practices like cloud, DevOps and more.

This webinar titled “Docker 101 for the Federal Government” features Andrew Weiss, Docker Federal Sales Engineer and breaks down the core concepts of Docker and how it applies to government IT environments and unique regulatory compliance requirements. The presentation highlights how Docker Enterprise Edition can help agencies build a secure cloud-first government.

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Watch the on-demand webinar to learn how Docker is transforming the way government agencies deliver secure, reliable, and scalable services to organizations and citizens.

Here are the questions from the live session:

Q: Is Docker Datacenter available both hosted and as a cloud offering?

A: Docker Datacenter is now a part of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) – providing integrated container management and security from development to production. Docker EE provides a unified software supply chain for all apps—commercial off the shelf, homegrown monoliths to modern microservices written for Windows or Linux environments on any server, VM or cloud. Docker EE can be deployed on-premises (bare metal or VMS) or on any cloud provider.

Q: Can you install regular Windows Server apps into Docker containers in Windows 2016?

A: YES. Docker running containers on Windows is the result of a two-year collaboration between Microsoft that involved the Windows kernel growing containerization primitives, Docker and Microsoft collaborating on porting the Docker Engine and CLI to Windows to take advantage of those new primitives and Docker adding multi-arch image support to Docker Hub.

Q: From an implementation perspective, do you recommend one container per virtual machine or multiple containers?

A: We see a mix. Depending on the use case you will get a range in density of containers per virtual or bare metal machine. In some science and research communities, we have seen a use case of a 1:1 container to machine  where developers are looking purely for portability of their existing workloads. However, typically containers are ephemeral, running on average for a few minutes so that number is always changing depending on how that service is scaled out or back.

Q: How do you phrase the argument that a Linux kernel is the same everywhere?

A: The kernel: This is the one piece of the whole that is actually called “Linux”. The kernel is the core of the system and manages the CPU, memory, and peripheral devices. The kernel is the “lowest” level of the OS.

Q: Is the AWS Quick Start of Docker EE available for Gov Cloud?

A: Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) Basic, Standard and Advanced are all available in the AWS Marketplace for easy deployment of a highly available Docker EE environment in about 20 minutes. Built in accordance with best practices from AWS and Docker, these templates include the latest Docker software in a variety of regions and directly integrated with AWS services.

Q: Will license pricing remain the same from DDC to Docker EE?

A: Docker Datacenter (DDC) is now part of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) Standard tier. The subscription price has not changed. Customers who have previously purchased DDC are entitled to the latest version of Docker EE Standard. For more information, visit

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Webinar recap: Docker 101 for federal government

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