Andy Clemenko

Tips for Troubleshooting Apps in Production with Docker Datacenter

If you have been using Docker for some time, after the initial phases of building Dockerfiles and running a container here and there, the real work begins in building, deploying and operating multi-container applications in a production environment.  Are you operationally ready to take your application to production? Docker Datacenter provides an integrated management framework for your Dockerized environment and applications and when coupled with clear strategies in approaching and resolving anomalies, IT ops teams can be assured in successfully operationalizing Docker. Let’s use a sports metaphor to approach troubleshooting: Pre-Game will cover the planning phase for your applications Game Time will cover troubleshooting tools available in Docker Datacenter Post-Game will discuss complementary tools to aid in ongoing insights Pre-Game Whether or not you are sports fan, you can appreciate the importance of the planning out any task. This is no different than what Continue reading…

Chris Hines

What’s New in Docker Datacenter with Engine 1.12 – Demo Q&A

Last week we announced the latest release of Docker Datacenter (DDC) with Engine 1.12 integration, which includes Universal Control Plane (UCP) 2.0 and Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) 2.1. Now, IT operations teams can manage and secure their environment more effectively and developers can self-service select from an even more secure image base. Docker Datacenter with Engine 1.12 boasts improvements in orchestration and operations, end to end security (image signing, policy enforcement, mutual TLS encryption for clusters), enables Docker service deployments and includes an enhanced UI. Customers also have backwards compatibility for Swarm 1.x and Compose.   To showcase some of these new features we hosted a webinar where we provided an overview of Docker Datacenter, talked through some of the new features and showed a live demo of solution. Watch the recording of the webinar below:     We hosted Continue reading…

Banjot Chanana

Docker Datacenter adds enterprise orchestration, security policy and refreshed UI

Today we are excited to introduce new additions to Docker Datacenter, our Container as a Service (CaaS) platform for enterprise IT and application teams. Docker Datacenter provides an integrated platform for developers and IT operations teams to collaborate securely on the application lifecycle. Built on the foundation of Docker Engine, Docker Datacenter (DDC) also provides integrated orchestration, management and security around managing resources like access, images, applications, networks and more across the cluster. This latest release of Docker Datacenter includes a number of new features and improvements focused in the following areas: Enterprise orchestration and operations to make running and operating multi container applications simple, secure and scalable Integrated end to end security to cover all of the components and people that interact with the application pipeline User experience and performance improvements ensure that even the most complex operations are handled efficiently Continue reading…

Chris Hines

5 Tales from the Docker Crypt

(Cue the Halloween music) Welcome to my crypt. This is the Docker crypt keeper speaking and I’ll be your spirit guide on your journey through the dangerous and frightening world of IT applications. Today you will learn about 5 spooky application stories covering everything from cobweb covered legacy processes to shattered CI/CD pipelines. As these stories unfold, you will hear  how Docker helped banish cost, complexity and chaos. Tale 1 – “Demo Demons” Splunk was on a mission to enable their employees and partners across the globe to deliver demos of their software regardless of where they’re located in the world, and have each demo function consistently. These business critical demos include everything from Splunk security, to web analytics and IT service intelligence. This vision proved to be quite complex to execute. At times their SEs would be in customer meetings, but Continue reading…

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Vivek Saraswat

Docker Datacenter @ DockerCon 2016: Image security, Engine 1.12 and Burning Man…

Interested in learning more about our plans for Docker in the Enterprise and getting involved in an upcoming Docker Datacenter beta? Let’s take a deeper look. On the second day of DockerCon, the keynote used different situations to discuss enterprise use of Docker. Our CEO Ben Golub broke down several fallacies in IT, CTO Keith Fulton of ADP painted a delicious picture of microservices as chicken nuggets, and Lily and I… well, we averted a massive security disaster and got our costumes ready for Burning Man. Aside from shiny sequined jackets (not my normal wardrobe, I promise) and Ben’s enthusiastic “business guy” cameo, we presented a prototype of a future version of Docker Datacenter, our commercial solution for running containers-as-a-service (CaaS) in an on-premises or public cloud enterprise environment. Docker Datacenter is an integrated CaaS platform to securely ship, orchestrate and manage Dockerized Continue reading…

Vivek Saraswat

Exciting Docker Datacenter updates: Deploy Compose apps in UI, full stack HA and more

Today we are releasing exciting new capabilities to the products behind the Docker Datacenter subscription (DDC). Docker Datacenter allows organizations to deploy a Containers as a Service (CaaS) platform on-premises or in their virtual private cloud. From DevOps and CI/CD to orchestration and management of container applications, DDC provides a seamless way for devs and IT teams to work together to build, ship and run their apps anywhere. Our team has been heads down since the initial launch in late February, taking in feedback and building new features.  This release brings Universal Control Plane 1.1 (UCP), Docker Trusted Registry 2.0 (DTR), and incorporates the latest Docker Engine 1.11 into the subscription with commercial support. In this release we focused on adding features around ease of use and system hardening.

Vivek Saraswat

High Availability Architecture and Apps with Docker Datacenter (DDC)

High availability (HA) isn’t just about keeping the lights on all the time; it’s also about quickly turning them back on when they unexpectedly go out. With software, this means capabilities for fault tolerance as well as backup and recovery. Docker Datacenter (DDC) provides this for both the container-based applications as well as the application infrastructure components (such as cluster management, orchestration, account settings, etc.). In this post we will look at how high availability is achieved in the latest release of Docker Datacenter. As a refresher, Docker Datacenter is comprised of the following software: Universal Control Plane (UCP) with Swarm for cluster orchestration and management Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) for secure image collaboration and distribution Docker Engine with commercial support to run your containerized apps

Alex Mavrogiannis

Kick the Tires on Docker Datacenter with DDC-In-A-Box!

Docker Datacenter (DDC) is a powerful solution for managing your containerized applications in a production environment. But what if you could kick the tires of DDC on your laptop with just a single script command? Welcome to DDC-In-A-Box! DDC-In-A-Box is an evaluation script that I wrote which creates a single virtual machine containing Docker Engine, Universal Control Plane (UCP) and Docker Trusted Registry (DTR). The products are licensed using your own license and integrated with each other so you can test out the push/pull integration between UCP and DTR.