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…

Sophia Parafina

Videos series: Modernizing Java Apps for IT Pros

Today we start releasing a new video series in Docker’s Modernize Traditional Apps (MTA) program, aimed at IT Pros who manage, maintain and deploy Java apps. The video series shows you how to move a Java EE 7 application written to run on Wildfly 3, move it to a Docker container and deploy it to a scalable, highly-available environment in the cloud – without any changes to the app. This is a 5 part video series in Docker’s Modernize Traditional Apps (MTA) program, aimed at Java IT Pros. The video series shows you how to move a Java EE app on JBoss Wildfly to a Docker container and deploy it to a scalable, highly-available environment in the cloud – without any changes to the app. Part 1 introduces the series, explaining what is meant by “traditional” apps and the problems they present. Traditional apps Continue reading…

Scott Johnston

The Docker Modernize Traditional Apps (MTA) Program Adds Microsoft Azure Stack

In April of this year, Docker announced the Modernize Traditional Apps (MTA) POC program with partners Avanade, Booz Allen, Cisco, HPE and Microsoft. The MTA program is designed to help IT teams flip the 80% maintenance to 20% innovation ratio on it’s head. The combination of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), services and infrastructure into a turnkey program delivers portability, security and efficiency for the existing app portfolio to drive down total costs and make room for innovation like cloud strategies and new app development. The program starts by packaging of existing apps into isolated containers, providing the opportunity to migrate them to new on-prem or cloud environments, without any recoding.   Docker customers have already been taking advantage of the program to jumpstart their migration to Azure and are experiencing dramatically reduced deployment and scaling times — from weeks to minutes Continue reading…

Jim Armstrong

Be a Budget Hero with Docker Enterprise Edition

We recently started a multi-part learning series for SysAdmins and IT professionals called IT Starts With Docker. We started with the basics, covering container technology and Docker solutions for the enterprise. Now, we shift to the important question: Is it worth your time and your company’s investment to further explore Docker Enterprise Edition (EE)? The resounding answer to that question is YES. IT teams who have adopted Docker EE are finding it faster and easier to deploy and maintain their applications, plus drive better infrastructure utilization, all without touching the underlying code. Developer teams are realizing productivity gains of their own by being able to onboard new developers faster, shortening the cycles from development to production, and elimination of the burdensome “it worked on my machine” problems. Try the simple ROI calculator for yourself. It takes just a couple of minutes Continue reading…

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Nick Harvey

Modernize Traditional Applications by Docker Webinar Recap

IT organizations continue to spend 80% of their budget on simply maintaining their existing applications while only spending 20% on innovation. That ratio has not changed over the last 10 years, and yet, there’s no shortage of pressure to innovate. Whether it comes directly from your customers asking for new features, or it comes from your management chain, the story is the same; you have to do more with less. Thankfully, there is Modernize Traditional Applications from Docker. Where you can take your existing legacy applications, the same ones that underline your business, and make them 70% more efficient, more secure, and best of all – portable across any infrastructure. And you can do all of that, without touching a single line of the underlying application code. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, watch the recording below and Continue reading…

Jenny Fong

Docker Enterprise Edition Brings New Life Back to Legacy Apps at Northern Trust

Many organizations understand the value of building modern 12-factor applications with microservices. However, 90+% of applications running today are still traditional, monolithic apps. That is also the case for Northern Trust – a 128-year old financial services company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. At DockerCon 2017, Rob Tanner, Division Manager for Enterprise Middleware at Northern Trust, shared how they are using Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) to modernize their traditional applications to make them faster, safer, and more performant. Bringing Agility and Security to Traditional Apps Founded in 1889, Northern Trust is a global leader in asset servicing, asset management, and banking for personal and institutional clients. Their clients expect best-of-breed services and experiences from Northern Trust and Rob’s team plays a large role in delivering that. While their development teams are focused on microservices apps for greenfield projects, Rob is responsible Continue reading…

Jenny Fong

Docker Enterprise Edition Lights a New Spark of Innovation within MetLife

MetLife, the global provider of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, will be celebrating it’s 150th birthday next year. Survival and success in their space depends on being agile and able to respond to changing market requirements. During the Day 2 General Session at DockerCon 2017, MetLife shared how they’re inspiring new innovation in their organization with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE). Information Management is Core to MetLife MetLife offers auto, home, dental, life, disability, vision, and health insurance to over 100 million customers across 50 countries. Their business relies on information – about policyholders, risk assessments, financial and market data, etc. Aaron Ades, AVP of Solutions Engineering at MetLife offers that they’ve been in the information management business for 150 years and have accumulated over 400 systems of record – some apps are over 30 years old. The challenge for Continue reading…

Karen Bajza

DockerCon 2017 Online meetup Recap

Weren’t able to attend DockerCon 2017 or looking for a refresher? Check out the recording and slides from the DockerCon 2017 Online Meetup highlights recap of all the announcements and highlights from DockerCon by Patrick Chanezon and Betty Junod. Watch the General Session Talks The videos and slides from general session day 1 and day 2 as well as the top rated sessions are already available. The rest of the DockerCon slides and videos will soon be published on our slideshare account and all the breakout session video recordings available on our DockerCon 2017 youtube playlist. Learn more about the Moby Project The Moby Project is a new open-source project to advance the software containerization movement and help the ecosystem take containers mainstream. Learn more here. Learn More about LinuxKit LinuxKit is toolkit for building secure, portable and lean operating systems for containers. Read more about LinuxKit. Learn More Continue reading…