Securely Deliver and Modernize your Applications with Docker Enterprise Edition on Cisco Validated Infrastructure

The Docker and Cisco strategic alliance accelerates the journey to modernize applications using Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) with Docker Datacenter, delivering them securely and efficiently across Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco validated Converged Infrastructure solution, Flexpod, with Cisco partners. Together, Docker and Cisco deliver unified and certified solutions across the entire application lifecycle that are optimized for security, availability, performance, and scale. Whether organizations are containerizing traditional applications, refactoring applications to microservices, or creating new applications Docker EE with Docker Datacenter running on Cisco UCS provides businesses a seamless way to deploy, iterate, re-deploy, and monitor applications onto production infrastructure.

Docker Enterprise Edition on Cisco Validated Designs for Cisco UCS and Flexpod

These validated designs help ensure ease of deployment and optimized performance for Docker applications across the Cisco stack.

  • Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Docker Data Center on Cisco UCS:   Customers can quickly deploy Docker Datacenter in a development or production environment on Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers or C-Series rack servers by leveraging a certified reference architecture and best practices for deployment.  This solution is targeted at stateless container deployments and comes with entry and mid-range configurations; it is ideal for customers who want to jump start their container journey.
  • Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Docker Data Center on Converged Infrastructure:  Cisco, a leader in the converged infrastructure market, brings its proven data center architecture to containerized deployments through its CVD "Flexpod with Docker Data Center for Container Management." This CVD delivers a highly available and scalable converged infrastructure solution including how to deploy and configure Docker Datacenter on FlexPod to utilize both virtual and bare-metal instances of Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) nodes. The reference architecture also includes manual deployment and automated deployment processes for Cisco UCS and the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP), supporting ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series.