Brian Kaufman

Get Familiar with Docker Enterprise Edition Client Bundles

Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) is the only Containers as a Service (CaaS) Platform for IT that manages and secures diverse applications across disparate infrastructure, both on-premises and in the cloud. There’s a little mentioned big feature in Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) that seems to always bring smiles to the room once it’s displayed. Before I tell you about it, let me first describe the use case. You’re a sysadmin managing a Docker cluster and you have the following requirements: Different individuals in your LDAP/AD need various levels of access to the containers/services in your cluster Some users need to be able to go inside the running containers. Some users just need to be able to see the logs You do NOT want to give SSH access to each host in your cluster. Now, how do you achieve this? The answer, or feature Continue reading…

Vivek Saraswat

Announcing the New Release of Docker Enterprise Edition

We are excited to share the new release of Docker Enterprise Edition. By supporting IBM Z and Windows Server 2016, this release puts us further in the lead with the first Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution in the market for the modernization of all applications without disruption to you and your IT environment.     Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 17.06 embraces Windows, Linux and Linux-based mainframe applications, bringing the key benefits of CaaS to the enterprise application portfolio. Most enterprises manage a diverse set of applications that includes both traditional applications and microservices, built on Linux and Windows, and intended for x86 servers, mainframes, and public clouds. Docker EE unites all of these applications into single platform, complete with customizable and flexible access control, support for a broad range of applications and infrastructure, and a highly automated software supply chain. These capabilities allow organizations Continue reading…

Mark Church

Understanding Docker Networking Drivers and their use cases

Applications requirements and networking environments are diverse and sometimes opposing forces. In between applications and the network sits Docker networking, affectionately called the Container Network Model or CNM. It’s CNM that brokers connectivity for your Docker containers and also what abstracts away the diversity and complexity so common in networking. The result is portability and it comes from CNM’s powerful network drivers. These are pluggable interfaces for the Docker Engine, Swarm, and UCP that provide special capabilities like multi-host networking, network layer encryption, and service discovery. Naturally, the next question is which network driver should I use? Each driver offers tradeoffs and has different advantages depending on the use case. There are built-in network drivers that come included with Docker Engine and there are also plug-in network drivers offered by networking vendors and the community. The most commonly used built-in network drivers 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…

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Chris Hines

Indiana University Uses Docker Datacenter for Production-Ready Orchestration

Founded in 1820, Indiana University has over 115,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 20,000 faculty members and eight campuses located throughout the State of Indiana. The University’s vision is to provide their students with the best possible education experience via a world-class IT team. For almost a decade the university was building custom scripts and deploying their applications onto VMs running on RHEL 6. A process that involved lots of manual work. In addition to this, their environment was optimized for their legacy Java-based applications. In order to give their students the best experience possible, the University needed to not only modernize their 150 applications that span across both administrative and student lines and include everything from human resources based applications, course selection, finances and other student-facing applications. They also needed the ability to deploy their applications across their multi-host datacenter 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

Betty Junod

Video Whiteboard Series for Docker Universal Control Plane

It’s been less than two months since Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) became generally available as part of the Docker Datacenter (DDC) subscription. With DDC, organizations are able to set up a Containers as a Service (CaaS) application environment on-premises/VPC to support their security or compliance requirements. UCP provides the orchestration and management layer to this environment so IT teams can deploy and manage their Docker host cluster and apps securely at scale.