Andrew Hsu

Open Source Summit is Back at DockerCon 2019

Docker’s roots lie in open source and we are excited to spend time at DockerCon 2019 San Francisco sharing the latest innovations around the projects driving our industry. In addition to open source breakout sessions during the conference agenda, there will be an Open Source Summit on Thursday dedicated to collaboration and innovation with contributors, maintainers and users of popular Docker and container projects. Register to attend the DockerCon breakout sessions and the Summit. Docker’s roots lie in open source and we are excited to spend time at DockerCon 2019 San Francisco sharing the latest innovations around the projects driving our industry. In addition to open source breakout sessions during the conference agenda, there will be an Open Source Summit on Thursday dedicated to collaboration and innovation with contributors, maintainers and users of popular Docker and container projects. Register to attend DockerCon to Continue reading…

Michael Crosby

containerd Graduates Within the CNCF

We are happy to announce that as of today, containerd, an industry-standard runtime for building container solutions, graduates within the CNCF. The successful graduation demonstrates containerd has achieved the maturity, stability and community acceptance required for broad ecosystem adoption. containerd has already been deployed in tens of millions of production systems today, making it the most widely adopted runtime and an essential upstream component of the Docker platform. containerd was donated to the CNCF as a top-level project because of its strong alignment with Kubernetes, gRPC and Prometheus and is the fifth project to make it to this tier. Built to address the needs of modern container platforms like Docker Enterprise and orchestration systems like Kubernetes, containerd ensures users have a consistent dev to ops experience. From Docker’s initial announcement that it was spinning out its core runtime to its donation to the CNCF in March Continue reading…

Patrick Chanezon

KubeCon NA 2018 Wrap Up: Docker and the Kubernetes Community

    Right on the heels of DockerCon Europe, the Docker team was excited to be a part of KubeCon in Seattle last week for great conversations and collaboration with the Kubernetes community. In addition to our commitment to delivering a simple, integrated experience with Kubernetes in our Docker Desktop and Docker Enterprise products, we’re also excited by our work with the community at the very foundation of Kubernetes with projects like containerd and Notary/TUF and to talk container standards with the members of the Open Container Initiative (OCI). KubeCon is an opportunity for project maintainers to explain the status and roadmap of projects, but also to meet face to face and collaborate with contributors to determine what is next for cloud native applications. Giving Back to the Kubernetes Community The Docker and Kubernetes communities have been working together closely Continue reading…

Manik Taneja

Introducing Docker Engine 18.09

Last week, we launched Docker Enterprise 2.1 – advancing our leadership in the enterprise container platform market. That platform is built on Docker Engine 18.09 which was also released last week for both Community and Enterprise users. Docker Engine 18.09 represents a significant advancement of the world’s leading container engine, introducing new architectures and features that improve container performance and accelerate adoption for every type of Docker user –  whether you’re a developer, an IT admin, working at a startup or at a large, established company. Built on containerd Docker Engine – Community and Docker Engine – Enterprise both ship with containerd 1.2. Donated and maintained by Docker and under the auspices of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), containerd is being adopted as the primary container runtime across multiple platforms and clouds, while progressing towards Graduation in CNCF. BuildKit Improvements Docker Engine Continue reading…

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Andrew Hsu

Join the Beta for Docker Engine 18.09

A few weeks back, we announced changes to extend the maintenance lifecycle for Docker Engine – Community (CE). As part of these changes, we’re having a beta testing period to deliver a higher-quality engine to the market. We’d like to invite our community members to now participate in this beta testing by installing the beta package, kicking the tires, and submitting issues. Docker Engine – Community version 18.09 adds these new features: Built on containerd – Docker Engine’s new architecture is based on containerd 1.2, the same underlying runtime used with the Kubernetes containerd integration. BuildKit is now generally available – Access improved build performance (see slides 22-26) and scalability with the optional BuildKit integration. BuildKit remains opt-in with an environment variable, e.g. $ DOCKER_BUILDKIT=1 docker build . You can also set the feature option in /etc/docker/daemon.json to enable BuildKit by default: {“features”:{“buildkit”: true}} Support for Continue reading…

Patrick Chanezon

Containerd, BuildKit and a Reflection about the Enduring Value of Docker Engine

Two weeks ago was our eighth DockerCon in just four years. Our community of contributors, developers, IT users, enterprises and ecosystem partners has grown exponentially into the millions,  anchored on our founder Solomon Hykes’ simple premise of democratizing the use of the software container. Today as was from the beginning, Docker creates simple tooling and a universal packaging approach that bundles up all application dependencies inside the container.  Docker Engine enables applications to run anywhere consistently on any infrastructure, solving “dependency hell” for developers and operations teams, and eliminating the “it works on my laptop!” problem. In the past 2 years, Docker Engine’s codebase has been refactored into several reusable components, the most important being containerd, the core container runtime, and BuildKit, the part of Docker Engine used to build images. In the contribute and collaborate track at DockerCon, Michael Continue reading…

Michael Crosby

Interview with Michael Crosby, the OCI Technical Oversight Board Chairman

Last month the Linux Foundation announced the 2018 Open Container Initiative (OCI) election results of the Technical Oversight Board (TOB). Members of the TOB then voted to elect our very own Michael Crosby as the new Chairman. The result of the election should not come as a surprise to anyone in the community given Michael’s extensive contributions to the container ecosystem. Back in February 2014, Michael led the development of libcontainer, a Go library that was developed to access the kernel’s container APIs directly, without any other dependencies. If you look at this first commit of libcontainer, you’ll see that the JSONspec is very similar to the latest version of the 1.0 runtime specification. In the interview below, we take a closer look at Michael’s contributions to OCI, his vision for the future and how this benefits all Docker users. Why are you excited Continue reading…

Victor Coisne

It’s Back… The Contribute and Collaborate track returns to DockerCon 2018

A significant number of Docker early adopters, advanced container users and Open Source lovers come to DockerCon to contribute to open source projects and collaborate on technical system implementations. Last year, these activities were taking place at the Moby Summit scheduled on the last day of the conference. Listening to feedback from attendees who expressed interest in participating in such activities earlier in the week, we’ve decided to bring back the Contribute & Collaborate track to the main conference days! The goal of this track is to raise awareness and educate users around the upstream components of the Docker Platform, provide a path for new contributors and unleash new opportunities for innovation and collaboration within the broader Cloud Native and Open Source communities. This track is organized in 4 half days (one for each of the categories below). Each will start Continue reading…