Scott Johnston

The Docker Modernize Traditional Apps (MTA) Program Adds Microsoft Azure Stack

In April of this year, Docker announced the Modernize Traditional Apps (MTA) POC program with partners Avanade, Booz Allen, Cisco, HPE and Microsoft. The MTA program is designed to help IT teams flip the 80% maintenance to 20% innovation ratio on it’s head. The combination of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), services and infrastructure into a turnkey program delivers portability, security and efficiency for the existing app portfolio to drive down total costs and make room for innovation like cloud strategies and new app development. The program starts by packaging of existing apps into isolated containers, providing the opportunity to migrate them to new on-prem or cloud environments, without any recoding.   Docker customers have already been taking advantage of the program to jumpstart their migration to Azure and are experiencing dramatically reduced deployment and scaling times — from weeks to minutes Continue reading…

Scott Johnston

Introducing the Modernize Traditional Apps Program

Today at DockerCon, we announced the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program to help enterprises make their existing legacy apps more secure, more efficient and portable to hybrid cloud infrastructure.  Collaboratively developed and brought to market with partners Avanade, Cisco, HPE, and Microsoft, the MTA Program consists of consulting services, Docker Enterprise Edition, and hybrid cloud infrastructure from partners to modernize existing .NET Windows or Java Linux applications in five days or less.  Designed for IT operations teams, the MTA Program modernizes existing legacy applications without modifying source code or re-architecting the application. The First Step In The Microservices Journey In working with hundreds of our enterprise IT customers the last couple years, when we sit down with them one of the first questions they inevitably ask is, “What is the first step we should take toward microservices?” Through experience we Continue reading…

Scott Johnston

Docker Announces Commercial Partnership with Microsoft to Double Container Market by Extending Docker Engine to Windows Server

With industry analysts declaring Windows Server with more than 60% of the x86 server market, and citing Microsoft Azure as the fastest-growing public cloud, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft, even at its current scale, is further extending its leadership as a strategic, trusted partner to enterprise IT. It is this industry leadership that catalyzed our technical collaboration in the Docker open source project back in October 2014, to jointly bring the agility, portability, and security benefits of the Docker platform to Windows Server.  After two years of joint engineering, we are excited to unveil a new, commercial partnership to extend these benefits for both Windows developers targeting Windows Server and enterprise IT professionals. Specifically, the commercial partnership entails: The Commercially Supported Docker Engine aka “CS Docker Engine”, Docker, Inc.’s tested, validated, and supported package of Docker Engine, will Continue reading…

Scott Johnston

Docker Acquires Tutum To Help IT Teams Deploy and Manage Production Apps

Today we’re pleased to announce the acquisition of Tutum, a cloud service used by developers and sysadmins to deploy and manage Docker applications. It’s been an exciting journey with the Tutum team and so we wanted to take a moment to share how we got here as well as what’s ahead.

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Scott Johnston

Docker Hub: A new stack plus ecosystem partners automate developer workflows

The Docker Hub team has been busy over the summer and today we’re ready to share some exciting updates. More and more developers are using Docker Hub to automate their workflows, and Docker Hub’s re-architected stack and new UI, together with partner plugins for source code management and continuous integration, will help them, and you, build, ship, and run apps even faster.

Scott Johnston

Docker: Ready for Production

DockerCon Day 1 was filled with several exciting announcements, including the Open Container Project, Docker Network, Docker Platform 1.7, and container runtime runC.  DockerCon Day 2 builds on this, with an emphasis on the solutions that we are building on that complement the tools discussed yesterday. Happy Birthday, Docker Hub! First up: Docker Hub. Launched at last year’s DockerCon San Francisco, Docker Hub has grown to more than 240,000 users and served more than 500 million pulls of Docker images. Docker Hub is the home of community contributed images, private image repos and Official Repos – curated and maintained images of popular software packages. Official repos have been extremely popular with the user community, representing roughly one out of every eight pulls.

Scott Johnston

Announcing Docker Machine, Swarm, and Compose for Orchestrating Distributed Apps

Feb 2015 Updates: 1) Orchestrating Docker with Machine, Swarm and Compose 2) Announcing Docker Machine Beta 3) Scaling Docker with Swarm 4) Announcing Docker Compose As users start exploring Docker and Docker Hub, they typically start by Dockerizing some apps, incorporating Docker into their build-test pipeline, creating a Docker-based development environment, or trying out one of the other half-dozen common use cases.  In these use cases and others, we’ve heard from many community members about how Docker has sped up development-to-deploy cycle times and eliminated the friction of moving apps from laptops to data centers, or from one cloud to another.  

Scott Johnston

Docker 1.3: signed images, process injection, security options, Mac shared directories

Today we’re pleased to announce the availability of Docker Engine 1.3.  With over 750 commits from 45 contributors, this release includes new capabilities as well as lots of quality enhancements.  You can get more details in the release notes, but we’ll highlight four of the new features here. Tech Preview: Digital Signature Verification First up, in this release, the Docker Engine will now automatically verify the provenance and integrity of all Official Repos using digital signatures. Official Repos are Docker images curated and optimized by the Docker community to be the best building blocks for assembling distributed applications.  A valid signature provides an added level of trust by indicating that the Official Repo image has not been tampered with. With Official Repos representing one out of every five downloads from the Docker Hub Registry, this cryptographic verification will provide users with an additional assurance of Continue reading…