Extended partnership simplifies, secures and scales Kubernetes networking on Docker Enterprise for both Windows and Linux-based applications
BARCELONA –KubeCon- May 21, 2018 – Docker and Tigera announced today an extension of their existing partnership to provide networking support for Kubernetes on Windows in Docker Enterprise, the industry leading container platform for driving high-velocity application innovation from desktop to cloud. Tigera’s Project Calico is an open source networking and security solution for containers and is currently the “batteries included” Kubernetes CNI plug-in and for Linux environments in Docker Enterprise, providing a highly scalable and secure networking and Network Policy option for enterprise users. As part of this extended partnership, Project Calico will also be the networking and network policy default for Windows environments, providing Windows admins and users with an enterprise-ready overlay networking option for deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters. With the additional support for Windows, Docker Enterprise users will also have seamless Windows and Linux network integration in the same cluster.
“Companies today are adapting to competitive challenges by accelerating the development and delivery of new, differentiated Linux and Windows applications,” said Scott Johnston, GM of enterprise solutions at Docker. “Docker Enterprise is the only container platform to support both Windows and Linux applications, and now, with the integration of Calico, we are providing organizations with market-proven networking and Network Policy capabilities for rapidly scaling these applications in production with Kubernetes.”
Docker Enterprise with integrated Calico networking and Network Policy provides enterprises with:
“Through this collaboration, we are simplifying, scaling and securing Kubernetes networking and network security on the Docker platform for both Linux and Windows environments,” said Ratan Tipirneni, president and CEO of Tigera. “Customers using the Docker Enterprise platform have a one-click install process for taking advantage of the full power and flexibility of Calico. The combination of Docker Enterprise and Calico provides organizations the ease of use, security and flexibility needed to more rapidly deploy applications into production.”
Additionally, organizations with more complex security, control and compliance requirements are able to easily add on another layer of security and policy enforcement on top of the Calico capabilities in Docker Enterprise with Tigera Secure Enterprise Edition. As an additional option in Docker Enterprise, Tigera Secure Enterprise Edition provides:
The Calico networking plugin for Windows in Docker Enterprise will be available in 2H of 2019. For more information on Docker Enterprise, please visit https://www.docker.com/products/docker-enterprise.