Posts by: Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston

Today we start the next chapter in the Docker story, one that’s focused on developers. That we have the opportunity to write this next chapter is thanks to you, our community, for without you we wouldn’t be here. And while our focus on developers builds on recent history, it’s a focus also grounded in Docker’s beginning. In The Beginning When Solomon Hykes, Docker’s founder, unveiled the Docker project in 2013, he succinctly stated the problem Docker aimed to solve as, “for a developer, shipping code to the server is hard.” To address, Docker abstracted out OS kernels’ complex container primitives,…

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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…

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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…

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Today we’re pleased to announce the acquisition of Tutum, a cloud service used by developers and sysadmins to deploy and manage Docker applications. It’s been an exciting journey with the Tutum team and so we wanted to take a moment to share how we got here as well as what’s ahead.

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Feb 2015 Updates: 1) Orchestrating Docker with Machine, Swarm and Compose 2) Announcing Docker Machine Beta 3) Scaling Docker with Swarm 4) Announcing Docker Compose As users start exploring Docker and Docker Hub, they typically start by Dockerizing some apps, incorporating Docker into their build-test pipeline, creating a Docker-based development environment, or trying out one of the other half-dozen common use cases.  In these use cases and others, we’ve heard from many community members about how Docker has sped up development-to-deploy cycle times and eliminated the friction of moving apps from laptops to data centers, or from one cloud to…

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One of the great aspects of the Docker community is its ever-growing ecosystem of tools, technologies, and services built on the Docker platform. Today, we’re excited to join with Google to highlight the momentum of their Docker orchestration and workload scheduling tool, Kubernetes.  Based on tools Google uses internally to run large workloads like Gmail and Search, Kubernetes was first announced at last month’s DockerCon, the Docker community’s inaugural conference. Orchestration is an important category of tooling for distributed applications built on the Docker platform, and Kubernetes joins Mesos, Consul, Fleet, Geard, ZooKeeper, and others, each addressing a particular use…

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Having kept tabs on Docker since its dotCloud days, I’m excited to come aboard this week. Ben and Solomon are building a great community, team, and company, and it’s a privilege to join at this stage of growth. Spurred in many ways by the increasing adoption of cloud and virtualization, the pressure on developers and operations to ship apps and updates faster, at scale, with quality, has never been greater. And while this pressure will never ever be fully satisfied, the rapid growth and enthusiastic engagement of the Docker community in the first year of its life highlight the interest…

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