Victor Coisne

DockerCon 2016 Videos: Day 1 and Day 2 General Sessions

In case you missed DockerCon 2016 and the livestream last week, you can now watch the video recording of the general sessions packed with a lot of exciting announcements and live demos of Docker 1.12 and Docker Datacenter! The rest of the videos will be posted on the Docker Blog and Docker YouTube Channel over the next few days. You can already find most of the slides on the Docker Slideshare page.

Mike Coleman

Containers are not VMs

I spend a good portion of my time at Docker talking to community members with varying degrees of familiarity with Docker and I sense a common theme: people’s natural response when first working with Docker is to try and frame it in terms of virtual machines. I can’t count the number of times I have heard Docker containers described as “lightweight VMs”. I get it because I did the exact same thing when I first started working with Docker. It’s easy to connect those dots as both technologies share some characteristics. Both are designed to provide an isolated environment in which to run an application. Additionally, in both cases that environment is represented as a binary artifact that can be moved between hosts. There may be other similarities, but to me these are the two biggies.

Victor Coisne

Docker Online Meetup #34: Containers as a Service (CaaS)

Yesterday, we had Patrick Chanezon, Technical Staff Member here at Docker Inc., present during our Docker Online Meetup on Containers as a Service (CaaS). With Docker, developers can own what goes on inside the container and how the containers behave together as an application. Meanwhile, IT Pros can focus on managing the required infrastructure to run, secure and scale these applications. Containers as a Service is a model where IT organizations and developers can work together to build, ship and run their applications anywhere. CaaS enables an IT secured and managed application environment consisting of content and infrastructure, from which developers are able build and deploy applications in a self service manner. Below are the recorded video and slides from the Docker Online Meetup.

Victor Coisne

We Had a Whale of a Time at LinuxCon and ContainerCon!

Docker and the Docker team made quite a splash in Seattle last week at LinuxCon, ContainerCon and all of the other co-located events! Below are some of the Docker team’s favorite memories from the week.

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Victor Coisne

Your Docker Agenda for LinuxCon

Docker and containers are making a big splash in Seattle next week! LinuxCon runs from Monday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 19 but there are plenty of co-located events during the week including ContainerCon, MesosCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference. Below is our list of the must-attend talks at the different events in Seattle next week. We know the timing of several talks conflict – thankfully, they will be recorded! Docker’s SVP of Engineering Marianna Tessel will be delivering a keynote during the morning on Monday, August 17th – click here to sign up for the livestream of her talk!

John Willis

Docker and the Three Ways of DevOps Part 3: The Third Way – Culture of Continuous Experimentation and Learning

written by John Willis, Evangelist at Docker The Third Way of DevOps completes the full cycle. It has also been referred to as just “Continuous Learning”. In DevOps speak, we sometimes allude to the word Kaizen as a method of continuous improvement in an organization. This “Kaizen” being achieved through a culture of continuous experimentation and learning throughout all activities in an organization.

John Willis

Docker and the Three Ways of DevOps Part 2: The Second Way – Amplify Feedback Loops

written by John Willis, Evangelist at Docker In the previous post in this series, we discussed patterns of applying DevOps principles in a way that yields high performance outcomes. In part two, we are going to discuss what is called “The Second Way”.  This second “way” is ultimately about amplifying and shortening feedback loops such that corrections can be made fast and continuously. This is sometimes referred to as the right to left flow. A defect is not a defect unless it hits the customer. Lean principles teach us that the earlier we can catch a potential downstream defect, the less costly it will be on the overall cost of the service delivery. Therefore the three V’s also apply in this “Second Way”. Velocity of a correction in the flow is essential. Variation also plays a role in the “Second Continue reading…

John Willis

Docker and the Three Ways of DevOps Part 1: The First Way – Systems Thinking

written by John Willis, Evangelist at Docker Have you read Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project? Some of the principles behind the Phoenix Project and an upcoming book I am co-authoring with Gene (The DevOps Cookbook) have been referred to as the “Three Ways of DevOps”. These are particular patterns of applying DevOps principles in a way that yields high performance outcomes.