Jim Armstrong

Top 5 Recommendations for the IT Professional at DockerCon 2018

DockerCon 2018 is right around the corner and it’s not just a conference for developers! We’ve created experiences and activities designed with the IT professional in mind. Registration is open so secure your spot and begin planning your conference experience. “What gets me excited about Docker is how liberating their platform is for technologists. As a technologist, Docker gives me the freedom, flexibility, and makes it extremely easy to run and deploy apps on modern infrastructure.” – Arjuna Rivera, I2 Labs Leader, Lockheed Martin DockerCon is the premier container industry event, where you’ll see examples of Docker best practices that you can implement within your company, gain hands-on experience of the Docker container platform, including Kubernetes, security, networking and storage, plus learn how to bring the Docker container platform in to your organization to modernize applications and streamline your deployment Continue reading…

Jim Armstrong

Plan Your DockerCon 2018 Conference Experience: Everything an Enterprise Architect Needs to Know

DockerConSan Francisco 2018 is just around the corner and we’re here to help Enterprise Architects learn what Docker can do for them. DockerCon isn’t just for developers and we want to help you find the sessions and experiences that we’ve created that are developed with this role in mind: In 2015, I attended DockerCon for the first time. I was sitting in a chair and listening to the amazing stories and ideas presented by speakers at the conference, which set off a chain of events that led to today. I feel privileged, and am really looking forward to being on stage and sharing our transformational journey to inspire the people who would sit in that chair.  Alex Iankoulski, Principal Software Architect, Baker Hughes GE The first thing to notice is that as you build your DockerCon agenda this year, we Continue reading…

Jim Armstrong

Docker for Windows Desktop… Now With Kubernetes!

Today we are excited to announce the beta for Docker for Windows Desktop with integrated Kubernetes is now available in the edge channel! This release includes Kubernetes 1.8, just like the Docker for Mac and Docker Enterprise Edition and will allow you to develop Linux containers. The easiest way to get Kubernetes on your desktop is here. Simply check the box and go What You Can Do with Kubernetes on your desktop? Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows are the most popular way to configure a Docker dev environment, and are each used everyday by millions of developers to build, test, and debug containerized apps. The beauty of building with Docker for Mac or Windows is that you can deploy the exact same set of Docker container images on your desktop as you do on your production systems with Docker EE. Docker for Mac and Docker for Continue reading…

Jim Armstrong

Docker for Mac with Kubernetes

  You heard about it at DockerCon Europe and now it is here: we are proud to announce that Docker for Mac with beta Kubernetes support is now publicly available as part of the Edge release channel. We hope you are as excited as we are! With this release you can now run a single node Kubernetes cluster right on your Mac and use both kubectl commands and docker commands to control your containers. First, a few things to keep in mind: Docker for Mac required Kubernetes features are only accessible on macOS for now; Docker for Windows and Docker Enterprise Edition betas will follow at a later date. If you need to install a new copy of Docker for Mac you can download it from the Docker Store. Edge channel required Kubernetes support is still considered experimental with this release, so to enable the Continue reading…

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Jim Armstrong

The Journey to 150,000 Containers at PayPal

Updated Dec 6, 2017 to clarify that the 50% boost is an enhancement for developers’ build / test workflow and complements their CI environment. PayPal developer use Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows on their local machines as part of this workflow. PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives 218 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. To achieve this, PayPal has built a global presence that must be highly available to all its users: if PayPal is down, the effects ripple down to many of their small business customers, who rely on PayPal as their sole payment processing solution. PayPal turned to Docker Enterprise Edition to help them achieve new operational Continue reading…

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Intesa Sanpaolo Builds a Resilient Foundation for Banking With Docker Enterprise Edition

Intesa Sanpaolo is the largest bank in Italy and maintains a network of over 5,000 banking branches across Europe and North Africa. With nearly 19 million customers and €739 billion in assets, Intesa Sanpaolo is an integral part of the financial fabric and as such, Italian regulations require that they keep their business and applications online to serve their customers. As a bank that can trace its roots back to the early 1800s, the majority of Intesa’s edge applications are still monolithic and hard to move between data centers, never mind migrate to the cloud. Diego Braga, Intesa IT Infrastructure Architect, looked to Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) at the recommendation of his Kiratech business partner Lorenzo Fontana to improve their application availability, portability and add cloud friendly application delivery. With Docker EE, Intesa was able to consolidate infrastructure by nearly 60%, thus saving significant money over Continue reading…

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Docker in the Enterprise Showcased at VMworld 2017

Last week, in the blistering heat of Las Vegas, Docker had a chance to interact with thousands of VMworld attendees to talk about containers. The message we heard again and again was that those in charge of infrastructure and virtualization are now being asked to manage containers. Sometimes it is being driven by developer teams that are already using Docker, but sometimes it is the infrastructure teams who recognize the benefits of moving applications to containers for easier maintenance and operations as well as cost savings. With Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), we have a solution that is designed to let IT secure and manage containerized applications. Learn More About Docker for VMware Admins If you’re interested in learning more about how Docker EE allows IT to improve operations, move workloads to the cloud and increase application agility all while saving Continue reading…

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Docker is Headed to Gartner Catalyst 2017

The Docker team will be in sunny San Diego, CA, August 21-23 for Gartner Catalyst. Come by and visit us in Booth #508 to meet with our Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) experts, see a demo of Docker EE, and ask us any questions you may have before and after any of the Gartner sessions on Docker and containers. Better yet, schedule a meeting with us and we’ll not only answer all your questions, you will also get a special gift. This year’s Catalyst event includes an entire topic dedicated to Docker and containers, which you can find by looking for the topic “Docker & Containers” in the schedule builder. If you are still trying to separate all the fact from fiction about Docker and want a specific recommendation, there is a great Tech Demo session by Gartner analyst Richard Watson we think you might Continue reading…