Jim Armstrong

Intesa Sanpaolo Builds a Resilient Foundation for Banking With Docker Enterprise Edition

Intesa Sanpaolo is the largest bank in Italy and maintains a network of over 5,000 banking branches across Europe and North Africa. With nearly 19 million customers and €739 billion in assets, Intesa Sanpaolo is an integral part of the financial fabric and as such, Italian regulations require that they keep their business and applications online to serve their customers. As a bank that can trace its roots back to the early 1800s, the majority of Intesa’s edge applications are still monolithic and hard to move between data centers, never mind migrate to the cloud. Diego Braga, Intesa IT Infrastructure Architect, looked to Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) at the recommendation of his Kiratech business partner Lorenzo Fontana to improve their application availability, portability and add cloud friendly application delivery. With Docker EE, Intesa was able to consolidate infrastructure by nearly 60%, thus saving significant money over Continue reading…

Adrian Mouat

Tips and Tricks of the Docker Captains

My talk at DockerCon EU was designed to provide the audience with a bunch of tips for making the most of Docker. The tips were inspired by suggestions, blogs and presentations by other Docker Captains as well members of the larger Docker community. The motivation for the talk was to enable users to quickly gain a higher level of proficiency and understanding in Docker. The metaphor I use is with traditional carpentry tools; whilst a novice can pick up a saw and cut a piece of wood, an expert will be able to do the same job more quickly, more accurately, and with less frustration. The reason why is partly experience, but also because the expert has a more thorough understanding-of and affinity-with her tools. The tips in my talk are designed both to reduce frustration and increase efficiency when working with Continue reading…

Lee Namba

Modernizing Applications from PoC to Production with Docker Enterprise Edition

Containerizing a single legacy application with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) can be quite simple and immediately makes the application more portable, scalable, and easier to manage and update. Taking this application to production requires additional planning and collaboration with security teams, performance testing and likely requires detailed operations and disaster recovery plans. This part of the process often has little to do with the technology but with the changes to the organization and governance model. At DockerCon Europe, I presented a talk on the best practices and processes for taking a containerized legacy app or set of apps from a proof of concept (PoC) to production with these changes in mind. You can watch the full talk here: A Prescriptive and Repeatable Methodology The Modernize Traditional Apps [MTA] Program is the result of working with hundreds of companies over the years Continue reading…

Jenny Fong

How GlaxoSmithKline is Accelerating Science with Docker Enterprise Edition

GlaxoSmithKline is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Their company mission is “to help people do more, feel better, and live longer”. One way they are doing that is by using data science to find new drug formulations that can improve lives. At DockerCon Europe, Ranjith Raghunath, the director of Big Data Solutions and Lindsay Edwards, the head of Respiratory Data Sciences at GlaxoSmithKline presented how Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) is helping them accelerate drug discovery through a project called Edge Node On Demand. Letting Science Drive Technology at GlaxoSmithKline Leveraging Data Science for Improved Outcomes The biggest challenge in pharmaceutical research is that hundreds of drugs formulations need to be created to take one successfully to market only 3% of formulated molecules actually become medicine. Lindsay Edwards heads a Data Science group that is focused on respiratory illnesses like Continue reading…

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Betty Junod

MetLife Uses Docker Enterprise Edition to Self Fund Containerization

MetLife is a 150 year old company in the business of securing promises and the information management of over 100M customers and their insurance policies. As a global company, MetLife delivers promises into every corner of the world – some of them built to last a lifetime. With this rich legacy comes a diverse portfolio of IT infrastructure to maintain those promises. In April, Aaron Aedes from MetLife spoke about their first foray into Docker containerization with a new application, GSSP, delivered through Azure. Six months later, MetLife returns to the DockerCon stage to share their journey since this initial deployment motivated them to find other ways to leverage Docker Enterprise Edition [EE] within MetLife. Jeff Murr, Director of Engineering for Containers and Open Source at MetLife spoke in the Day 1 DockerCon keynote session about how they are looking to scale Continue reading…

Jenny Fong

Finnish Railways and Accenture Partner to Modernize Key Transportation Apps  

VR Group is the state-owned company that runs Finnish Railways, and provides 82 million passenger train rides and transports 36 million tons of goods per year. The 150+ year old transportation business is broken into separate divisions, each with their own technology departments. Finnish Railways does not have an in-house development team, so each division leverages external vendors and partners for their application development needs. On Day 2 of DockerCon Europe, Markus Niskanen, Integration Manager at VR Group, and Oscar Renalias, Solutions Architect at Accenture presented their story on how they worked together to modernize critical business applications for Finnish Railways, including the reservation and commuter applications. Partnership Drives Faster Results Finnish Railways began working with Accenture, a long-time partner, to design a new common application platform based on Docker Enterprise Edition (EE). Leveraging Accenture’s Container Migration Factory, Finnish Railways had access to Continue reading…

Victor Coisne

DockerCon Europe 2017 Highlights

DockerCon Europe 2017 is coming to an end and we’d like to thank all of the speakers, sponsors and attendees for contributing to the success of these amazing 3 days in Copenhagen. All the slides will soon be published on our slideshare account and all the breakout session videos recordings will soon be available on the docker website. DockerCon Day 1 Highlights On Tuesday, we announced that Docker will be delivering seamless integration of Kubernetes into the Docker platform. Adding Kubernetes support as an orchestration option (alongside Swarm) in both Docker Enterprise Edition, and in Docker for Mac and Windows will help simplify and advance the management of Kubernetes for enterprise IT and deliver the advanced capabilities of the Docker platform to a broader set of applications. To try the latest version of Docker Enterprise Edition, Docker for Mac and Windows with built-in Continue reading…

Victor Coisne

Register for DockerCon Europe 2017 Livestream

For those of you who can’t make it to DockerCon Europe 2017 in Copenhagen, we are thrilled to announce that the General Sessions on both Day 1 and Day 2 of DockerCon will be livestreamed! Find out about the latest Docker announcements live from Steve Singh (CEO) and Solomon Hykes (Founder and CTO) and enjoy the highly technical demos the Docker team has prepared for you! Livestream schedule: General Session Day 1 on 10/17 from 9am UTC +2 General Session Day 2 on 10/18 from 9am UTC+2 The livestream player will be embedded on the DockerCon site a few hours prior to the event. Be sure to sign up here to receive an email with the link to the livestream before the general session starts! Sign up for the DockerCon EU Livestream   We invite you to follow the official Twitter account: @DockerCon and hashtag Continue reading…