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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. 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 Continue reading…

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Get all the Docker talks from Tech Field Day 12

As 2016 comes to a close, we are excited to have participated in a few of the Tech Field Day and inaugural Cloud Field Day events to share the Docker technology with the IT leaders and evangelists that Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth have cultivated into this fantastic group.  The final event was Tech Field Day 12 hosting in Silicon Valley. In case you missed the live stream, check out videos of the sessions here. Session 1: Introduction to Docker and Docker Datacenter Session 2: Securing the Software Supply Chain with Docker Session 3: Docker for Windows Server and Windows Containers Session 4: Docker for AWS and Azure Session 5: Docker Networking Fabric These are great overviews of the Docker technology applied to enterprise app pipelines, operations, and  diverse operating systems and cloud environments. And most importantly, this was a great opportunity Continue reading…

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How To Dockerize Vendor Apps like Confluence

Docker Datacenter customer, Shawn Bower of Cornell University recently shared their experiences in containerizing Confluence as being the start of their Docker journey. Through that project they were able to demonstrate a 10X savings in application maintenance, reduce the time to build a disaster recovery plan from days to 30 minutes and improve the security profile of their Confluence deployment. This change allowed the Cloudification team that Shawn leads to start spending the majority of their time helping Cornelians to use technology to be innovative. Since the original blog was posted, there’s been a lot of requests to get the pragmatic info on how Cornell actually did this project.  In the post below, Shawn provides detailed instructions on how Confluence is containerized and how the Docker workflow is integrated with Puppet. Written by Shawn Bower As we started our Journey to move Continue reading…

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Docker Presents at Inaugural Cloud Field Day

Thanks to everyone who joined us last Thursday. We were really excited to participate in the first Cloud Field Day event and to host at Docker HQ in San Francisco. In watching the trend to cloud and the changing dynamics of application development, the Tech Field Day organizers, Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth started Cloud Field Day to create a forum for companies to share and for the delegates to discuss. The delegates came from backgrounds in software development, containers, networking, virtualization, storage, data and of course, cloud… As always, the delegates asked a lot of questions, kicked off some great discussions, even had some spirited debates both in the room and online, always with the end user in mind. We are looking forward to doing this again. ICYMI: The videos and event details are now available online and also follow the conversation from Continue reading…

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Docker at Tech Field Day 2016

Save the date!  This coming Thursday Docker is excited to host the delegates of Cloud Field Day at our headquarters for a deep dive into the Docker platform. Cloud Field Day is part of a series of Tech Field Day events that bring together technology companies and IT thought leaders to talk shop with technology and insights. Cloud Field Day will be live and in person at Docker HQ but anyone can join in by participating in the live stream. Docker will be featured at 1pm on Thursday Sept 15th. Join us by visiting the Cloud Field Day event page. Cloud field day is just one in a series of Tech Field Day sessions coordinated by IT industry veterans Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth. Learn more about the whole Tech Field Day series here.   ICYMI:  Our very own Mike Coleman, spoke at Continue reading…

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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…

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Support from the Source: Getting Official Docker Support

Docker is the open platform to build, ship and run any application, anywhere. Whether legacy or microservices, Linux or Windows, Docker provides an OS, infrastructure and application architecture agnostic platform for developers and IT organizations to accelerate their application pipeline. Organizations often look for additional tooling and support as they look to bring Dockerized applications into production with SLAs that mirror their own service level commitments to their customers. Docker is available as free open source software or combined with commercial support with enterprise class service levels.   Open Source Support The Docker team and community collaborate together to release updates to the Docker Engine and other related projects every couple of months. Open source support for the Docker Engine is provided through IRC, GitHub, and Docker Forums for the latest released version of Docker software. Any bugs and issues Continue reading…

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Zenly + Docker 1.12 + 1M teenagers

Zenly is a mobile app that helps you locate your friends in real time. Recently the Zenly app reached the million registered users mark — and half of them signed up in the last three months. In the words of Steeve Morin, VP Engineering of Zenly, “Behold, the power of teenagers.” The rapid growth in users, traffic and data points generated posed new challenges for the Zenly team. As one of the early users of Docker 1.12, the Zenly team shared their experience during the keynote presentation at DockerCon US 2016 in Seattle. Here is the story as told by Steeve, JB Daildo and Corentin Kerisit:   The sudden growth of traffic has been both amazing and a real challenge to scale, not on our production stack, but our analytics pipeline as our app started to generate half a billion Continue reading…