MetLife Transforms Customer Experience with Application Modernization

With over 150 years of experience, MetLife is a recognized leader around the world in protection planning and retirement and savings solutions. Lighting a new spark of innovation is a key initiative for MetLife to continue on that promise.

MetLife Selects Docker Enterprise for its Modernization Initiatives


MetLife customers and agents were demanding a better experience across all of MetLife’s offerings. But 400+ systems of record and 6,000 applications are expensive to maintain and create integration challenges. While bringing in new tools meant more costs and overhead to their already expansive IT portfolio.


MetLife deployed Docker Enterprise to solve this problem in two phases. First, a new microservices application provided a unified customer and agent experience that connects to disparate systems of record on the backend. Second, they targeted nearly 600 existing Linux applications for modernization through containers.


MetLife reduced the time to market for new services -- from 18 months to 5 months -- and reduced TCO for a single technology stack. The user experience improved for both customers and employees.

MetLife by the Numbers

100+ Million

Legacy Systems of Record

New and Existing Applications

Faster Time to Market

“Docker Enterprise creates a self-funding model to fuel change and innovation at scale.”

Jeff Murr

Director of Platform Engineering, MetLife