Elton Stoneman

Docker at Microsoft Build 2017

Build is Microsoft’s premier developer event, run annually. This year Docker, Inc. and containers were everywhere, starting with a dedicated container pre-day, then with constant traffic to the Docker booth, and many shared container success stories.Build is usually a three-day event, but this year saw the very first pre-day – run jointly by Docker and Microsoft. “Container Fest” was a whole-day event focused on containers and Docker, running on Windows and Linux, on-premises and in Azure.

Scott Johnston

Introducing the Modernize Traditional Apps Program

Today at DockerCon, we announced the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program to help enterprises make their existing legacy apps more secure, more efficient and portable to hybrid cloud infrastructure.  Collaboratively developed and brought to market with partners Avanade, Cisco, HPE, and Microsoft, the MTA Program consists of consulting services, Docker Enterprise Edition, and hybrid cloud infrastructure from partners to modernize existing .NET Windows or Java Linux applications in five days or less.  Designed for IT operations teams, the MTA Program modernizes existing legacy applications without modifying source code or re-architecting the application. The First Step In The Microservices Journey In working with hundreds of our enterprise IT customers the last couple years, when we sit down with them one of the first questions they inevitably ask is, “What is the first step we should take toward microservices?” Through experience we Continue reading…

Elton Stoneman

The First DockerCon with Windows Containers

DockerCon 2017 is only a few weeks away, and the schedule is available now on the DockerCon Agenda Builder. This will be the first DockerCon since Windows Server 2016 was released, bringing native support for Docker containers to Windows. There will be plenty of content for Windows developers and admins – here are some of the standouts. Windows and .NET Sessions On the main stages, there will be hours of content dedicated to Windows and .NET. Docker for .NET Developers Michele Bustamante, CIO of Solliance, looks at what Docker can do for .NET applications. Michele will start with a full .NET Framework application and show how to run it in a Windows container. Then Michele will move on to .NET Core and show how the new cross-platform framework can build apps which run in Windows or Linux containers, making for true Continue reading…

Michael Friis

Docker for Azure Public Beta

Last week Docker for AWS went public beta, and today Docker for Azure reached the same milestone and is ready for public testing. Docker for Azure is a great way for ops to setup and maintain secure and scalable Docker deployments on Azure. With Docker for Azure, IT ops teams can: Deploy a standard Docker platform to ensure teams can seamlessly move apps from developer laptops to Dockerized staging and production environments, without risk of incompatibilities or lock-in. Integrate deeply with underlying infrastructure to ensure Docker takes advantage of the host environment’s native capabilities and exposes a familiar interface to administrators. Deploy the platform to all the places where you want to run Dockerized apps, simply and efficiently Make sure the latest and greatest Docker versions are available for the hardware, OSs, and infrastructure you love, and provide solid upgrade paths Continue reading…

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Trisha McCanna

Top 5 Docker Questions from Microsoft Ignite

Last week was busy for the Docker team at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. With the exciting announcement about the next evolution of the Docker and Microsoft relationship, the availability of Docker for Windows Server 2016 workloads, the show floor, general session, keynotes, and breakout sessions were all abuzz about Docker for Windows. Whether you were attended or not we want to make sure you didn’t miss a thing, here are the key announcements at this year’s Microsoft Ignite: Docker Doubles Container Market with Support for Windows Workloads Availability of Docker For Windows Server 2016 Docker Commercially Supported Docker Engine available in Windows Server 2016 Cool @VisualStudio and @docker integration being demoed by @shanselman at #MSIgnite auto creation of Dockerfiles & debug inside containers. pic.twitter.com/HVDHKmwRrL — Marcus Robinson (@techdiction) September 26, 2016 Wow @Docker engine included with all Server 2016 deployments. Continue reading…

Scott Johnston

Docker Announces Commercial Partnership with Microsoft to Double Container Market by Extending Docker Engine to Windows Server

With industry analysts declaring Windows Server with more than 60% of the x86 server market, and citing Microsoft Azure as the fastest-growing public cloud, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft, even at its current scale, is further extending its leadership as a strategic, trusted partner to enterprise IT. It is this industry leadership that catalyzed our technical collaboration in the Docker open source project back in October 2014, to jointly bring the agility, portability, and security benefits of the Docker platform to Windows Server.  After two years of joint engineering, we are excited to unveil a new, commercial partnership to extend these benefits for both Windows developers targeting Windows Server and enterprise IT professionals. Specifically, the commercial partnership entails: The Commercially Supported Docker Engine aka “CS Docker Engine”, Docker, Inc.’s tested, validated, and supported package of Docker Engine, will Continue reading…

Trisha McCanna

Visit Docker @ Microsoft Ignite – Booth #758

  Next week Microsoft will host over 20,000 IT executives, architects, engineers, partners and thought-leaders from around the world at Microsoft Ignite, September 25th-30th at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the Docker booth #758 to learn how developers and IT pros can build, ship, and run any application, anywhere, across both Windows and Linux operating systems with Docker. By transforming modern application architectures for Linux and Windows applications, Docker allows business to benefit from a more agile development environment with a single journey for all their applications. Don’t miss out! Docker experts will be on-hand to for in-booth demos to help you:       Deploy your first Docker Windows container       Learn about Docker containers on Windows Server 2016       Manage your container environment with Docker Datacenter on Windows Calling all Microsoft MVPs! Attend our daily in booth theater session “Docker Continue reading…

Cari Scardina

Docker Weekly Roundup | September 4, 2016

Each week, Docker rounds up the most popular, informative, and thought-provoking articles from the tech community. This week, we delve into current options for securing Docker in production environments, unveil Microsoft’s container monitoring solution and answer the top Docker questions from VMWorld. As we begin a new week, let’s recap our top five most-read stories for the week of September 4, 2016: Security in Production overview of the options available for securing Docker in production environments by Delve Labs. OMS Container Monitoring Microsoft unveils Docker container monitoring solution, signaling the company’s interest in delving deeper into the open-source container space by Christopher Tozzi at Container Journal. Windows Containers and Docker the five things you need to know in preparation of Docker running natively as a Windows service, with the release of Windows Server 2016 by Elton Stoneman. VMWorld Questions the top four questions about Docker asked Continue reading…