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…

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Q&A: 15 Questions AWS Users Ask About DDC For AWS

Docker is deployed across all major cloud service providers, including AWS. So when we announced Docker Datacenter for AWS (which makes it even easier to deploy DDC on AWS) and showed live demos of the solution at AWS re:Invent 2016 it was no surprise that we received a ton of interest about the solution. Docker Datacenter for AWS, as you can guess from its name, is now the easiest way to install and stand up the Docker Datacenter (DDC)  stack on an AWS EC2 cluster. If you are an AWS user and you are looking for an enterprise container management platform, then this blog will help answer questions you have about using DDC on AWS. In last week’s webinar,  Harish Jayakumar,  Solutions Engineer at Docker, provided a solution overview and demo to showcase how the tool works, and some of the cool Continue reading…

Chris Hines

What To Expect from Docker at AWS re:Invent 2016

It’s the age of IT transformation. Spurred on by developers, adoption of Docker containers has empowered application teams to transform the way they build, ship and run applications, allowing for faster and more frequent delivery. Initially seen as a tool mainly for developers, Docker is now at the center of key enterprise initiatives, and has attracted the attention of IT operations teams. Enterprise IT ops teams use Docker to maintain control over their environment and boost security as they embrace cloud strategies like hybrid cloud and multi-cloud.   Docker at AWS re:Invent 2016 This adoption of Docker within the cloud is why we are excited to be at AWS re:Invent 2016. If you’re going to be at the show, we hope you stop by booth #622. Docker employees will be showing live demos, and will be on hand to answer Continue reading…

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What’s New in Docker Datacenter with Engine 1.12 – Demo Q&A

Last week we announced the latest release of Docker Datacenter (DDC) with Engine 1.12 integration, which includes Universal Control Plane (UCP) 2.0 and Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) 2.1. Now, IT operations teams can manage and secure their environment more effectively and developers can self-service select from an even more secure image base. Docker Datacenter with Engine 1.12 boasts improvements in orchestration and operations, end to end security (image signing, policy enforcement, mutual TLS encryption for clusters), enables Docker service deployments and includes an enhanced UI. Customers also have backwards compatibility for Swarm 1.x and Compose.   To showcase some of these new features we hosted a webinar where we provided an overview of Docker Datacenter, talked through some of the new features and showed a live demo of solution. Watch the recording of the webinar below:     We hosted Continue reading…

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Chris Hines

5 Tales from the Docker Crypt

(Cue the Halloween music) Welcome to my crypt. This is the Docker crypt keeper speaking and I’ll be your spirit guide on your journey through the dangerous and frightening world of IT applications. Today you will learn about 5 spooky application stories covering everything from cobweb covered legacy processes to shattered CI/CD pipelines. As these stories unfold, you will hear  how Docker helped banish cost, complexity and chaos. Tale 1 – “Demo Demons” Splunk was on a mission to enable their employees and partners across the globe to deliver demos of their software regardless of where they’re located in the world, and have each demo function consistently. These business critical demos include everything from Splunk security, to web analytics and IT service intelligence. This vision proved to be quite complex to execute. At times their SEs would be in customer meetings, but Continue reading…

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The 4 Biggest Questions About Docker from VMworld 2016

Simply incredible. We spent last week at VMworld speaking with thousands of enterprise security, infrastructure and virtualization pros. It was humbling to witness all of the curiosity and excitement around Docker at the show, and how Docker clearly made a strong impression on the attendees. This curiosity around Docker and its use within enterprise environments is the reason why i’m writing this blog. We noticed that there were many of the same questions that arose, and we figured we should share them with you, as you start your journey towards adopting Docker containers and VMs. Here are the most commonly asked questions from the conference. What is Docker? Or even a container? Is it a lightweight VM? Can I use it with vSphere? What value do they provide?   Containers are really about applications, not servers. That’s why they aren’t VMs. Continue reading…

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The Dockerizing of VMworld 2016

Containers have landed…in VMs in the enterprise. Docker’s adoption continues to grow in the enterprise. There have been over 5 billion images pulls, and 60% of users are running Docker in production environments. Today Docker is run everywhere – from development to production; in the cloud, on virtual machines and bare-metal servers. Enterprise application teams around the world are seeing the value of Docker containers and how they help them containerize their existing applications to save money and better utilize infrastructure resources. To get the latest with Docker and vms stop by our Docker booth #2362 at VMworld. Containers and vms are different but are complementary when it comes to application deployment. With their ability to optimize infrastructure resources, accelerate deployment and provide additional security, Docker containers bring some serious benefits to virtualized workloads within enterprise environments. Additionally, a Dockerized workload gains portability as containers move Continue reading…

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Continuous Integration Testing on Docker Cloud

This is a guest post by Stephen Pope & Kevin Kaland from Project Ricochet Docker Cloud is a SaaS solution hosted by Docker that gives teams the ability to easily manage, deploy, and scale their Dockerized applications.