Jenny Fong

Shifting Legacy WebLogic Apps to Docker Enterprise Edition for Improved Operations

Founded in 1792, Alm. Brand is a Danish insurance and banking company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and one of the oldest companies to have ever presented at any DockerCon. Sune Keller, an IT architect, and Loke Johannessen, Systems Specialist, rode their bikes to DockerCon Europe 2017 to demonstrate how they helped lift and shift their legacy WebLogic applications to Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE).  You can watch their entire talk here: Seeking Operational Stability for Legacy Apps Alm. Brand started working with Docker EE after hearing about it at DockerCon 2015 (known as Docker Datacenter back then). After successfully deploying the first set of new greenfield apps in their Docker EE environment, Alm. Brand wanted to tackle their existing WebLogic applications which were causing the operations team the biggest headaches. The team operated the WebLogic applications in a large cluster, Continue reading…

Dan Powers

The Agility and Flexibility of Docker including Oracle Database and Development Tools

A company’s important applications often are subjected to random and capricious changes due to forces well beyond the control of IT or management.  Events like a corporate merger or even a top programmer on an extended vacation can have an adverse impact on the performance and reliability of critical company infrastructure. During the second day keynote at DockerCon 2017 in Austin TX, Lily Guo and Vivek Saraswat showed a simulation of how to use Docker Enterprise Edition and its application transformation tools to respond to random events that threaten to undermine the stability of their company critical service. The demo begins as two developers are returning to work after an extended vacation.  They discover that, during their absence, their CEO has unexpectedly hired an outside contract programmer to rapidly code and introduce an entire application service that they know nothing Continue reading…