First Docker Maintainers Summit

It doesn’t take much during an extremely cold and snowy February to entice key Docker contributors and maintainers to get on a plane and spend a few days together at Docker HQ in (sometimes) sunny San Francisco. That’s what happened this past week as the Docker Project team invited all maintainers to a mini-summit following the quarterly Docker Governance Advisory Board meeting. Attendees included maintainers from companies such as Google, Red Hat, and IBM, as well as individual and Docker-employed project maintainers. These maintainers represented a broad cross-section of the various upstream projects including libcontainer, the Docker core, Docker Machine, Docker Swarm, and distribution sub-components.  

Kitematic a Docker GUI joins the Docker family

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Kitematic, the fastest and easiest way to use Docker on the Mac.  Because Docker is a tool for developers, we find that the developers in the ecosystem build the best tools for Docker.  Orchard’s Fig (now Compose) and SocketPlane are great examples of where great ideas were generated in the ecosystem to improving the developer experience and providing operational flexibility for distributed applications. Today with Kitematic, we take another step in simplifying the developer experience and making Docker accessible to new and different software developers – further growing and enriching the community and ecosystem together.

Orchestrating Docker with Machine, Swarm and Compose

Back in December, we announced our new tools for orchestrating distributed apps: Machine, Swarm, and Compose. Today the first versions of these tools are available to download. They’re not ready for production yet, but we’d really like for you to try them out and tell us what you think. Machine takes you from “zero-to-Docker” with a single command. It lets you easily deploy Docker Engines on your computer, on cloud providers, and in your own data center. Read more and download on Machine’s blog post. Swarm is native clustering for Docker containers. It pools together several Docker Engines into a single, virtual host. Point a Docker client or third party tool (e.g., Compose, Dokku, Shipyard, Jenkins, the Docker client, etc.) at Swarm and it will transparently scale to multiple hosts. A beta version of Swarm is now available, and we’re Continue reading…

Announcing Docker Machine Beta

At DockerCon EU earlier this year, we announced Docker Machine, a tool that makes it really easy to go from “zero to Docker”. Machine creates Docker Engines on your computer, on cloud providers, and/or in your data center, and then configures the Docker client to securely talk to them. It works a bit like this: $ docker-machine create -d virtualbox dev [info] Downloading boot2docker… [info] Creating SSH key… [info] Creating VirtualBox VM… [info] Starting VirtualBox VM… [info] Waiting for VM to start… [info] “dev” has been created and is now the active machine. [info] To point your Docker client at it, run this in your shell: $(docker-machine env dev) $ $(docker-machine env dev) $ docker run busybox echo hello world Unable to find image ‘busybox’ locally Pulling repository busybox e72ac664f4f0: Download complete 511136ea3c5a: Download complete df7546f9f060: Download complete e433a6c5b276: Download Continue reading…

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DockerCon EU: Introducing Docker Machine

At DockerCon EU we introduced Docker Machine, a way to get from zero to Docker. It creates Docker hosts on local hypervisors and cloud providers. Take a look at the demo in the video to get an idea for how it works, then head over to Docker Machine’s GitHub repository to try out a beta.  

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DockerCon EU: Keynote on Orchestration

In this post, we’re pleased to present you with video of the first half of the DockerCon EU evening keynote, given on December 4th.  This part of the keynote focused on the Docker platform’s new orchestration services.  The keynote debuted three new platform services designed to cover all aspects of the dynamic lifecycle of distributed applications. They help you cope with a development environment where new code or a new Dockerized service that changes application functionality can be put into production in minutes instead of months. While Docker’s orchestration services are the most comprehensive on the market, their unique modular structure makes them accessible not only to end-users – like developers and sysadmins – but also to our ecosystem partners through robust APIs. For your convenience, we’ve divided the keynote into four discrete sections: Introduction: The future of the Docker project by Solomon Hykes Docker Machine by Continue reading…