Next generation enterprise container platform accelerates application delivery for customers building Docker and Kubernetes-based solutions
DOCKERCON- SAN FRANCISCO- April 30, 2019 – Docker today at its premiere container user conference, announced Docker Enterprise 3.0, the first and only end-to-end container platform that enables developers to rapidly build and share any type of application - from legacy to cloud native - and securely run them anywhere, from hybrid cloud to the edge. Docker Enterprise 3.0 delivers new desktop capabilities, advanced development productivity tools, a simplified and secure Kubernetes stack, and a managed service option to make Docker Enterprise 3.0 the platform for digital transformation.
“Docker’s new Enterprise 3.0 promises to automate the 'development to production' experience with new tooling that aims to reduce the friction between dev and ops teams,” said Jay Lyman, Principal Analyst for 451 Research. “The addition of Docker Kubernetes Service and new managed service offerings means organizations will be able to simply containerize applications using Kubernetes and leverage a consistent process from desktop to hybrid cloud.”
Docker also recognized Docker Enterprise customers Carnival Corporation, Citizens Bank, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lindsay Corporation, Nationwide and Visa for their respective digital transformation journeys as part of the Docker Customer Innovation Awards.
“Today we have over 750 enterprise customers driving their digital transformation efforts with the Docker platform,” said Steve Singh, Chairman and CEO of Docker. “These companies are using technology to drive innovation across their entire organization. As the only independent container platform vendor, we're excited to be able to offer customers high velocity innovation, choice, and security across their entire application portfolio.”
A Modern Platform for Developing and Scaling Distributed Applications
With Docker Enterprise 3.0, Docker brings a new level of simplicity and security when deploying and scaling container and Kubernetes-based applications.
“Companies today have strategic imperatives to deliver digital services to market more quickly, by automating their software supply chains,” said James Governor, Analyst and co-Founder at RedMonk. “Docker Enterprise 3.0 aims to simplify and standardize the use of containers in this transformation, with a single operating model for both Docker and Kubernetes that can be understood and adopted by mainstream IT Pros.”
Docker Enterprise 3.0, now open for public beta delivers the following new capabilities and services:
With the announcement of Docker Enterprise 3.0, Docker also introduced Docker Enterprise-as-a-service - a fully-managed service on prem or in the cloud. For some organizations, scaling a container-based application strategy can be constrained by the scarce availability of talent or resources. With Docker Enterprise 3.0 we are extending our customers’ options by offering Docker Enterprise-as-a-service, a managed service available globally on premises or in the public cloud. Initially delivered in partnership with CapGemini, the new service helps organizations provision and operate the Docker Enterprise container platform. As with cloud infrastructure, Docker Enterprise-as-a-Service features on-demand scaling, usage-based pricing, and monthly billing.
Docker also has expanded its solution offerings. Building on the success of the Modernize Traditional App (MTA) program, Docker’s latest solution offerings support new application development. These new offerings, delivered through Docker’s Professional Services and Consulting program, enable organizations using the Docker Enterprise platform to design a containerization strategy for digital transformation that provides immediate value while providing a roadmap for continued modernization.
“Customers of Docker’s MTA solution are able to update their existing apps 13x more frequently as well as seamlessly migrate these apps from data centers to the public cloud,” said Scott Johnston, EVP & GM, Enterprise, Docker, “Our new, complementary solution, Accelerate Greenfield, enables customers to quickly build new, container-first applications - anything from a new LAMP stack to cloud-native microservices - and deploy them on the same Docker Enterprise platform alongside their traditional apps.”
Docker’s solution offerings enable organizations to increase the productivity of the existing operations team using thoroughly tested methodology and automation tooling that takes into account an organization’s governance model, software delivery toolchain and current processes. This enables organizations to approach application innovation through a phased approach that can include re-platforming legacy applications such as Java and .NET, modernizing existing applications under active development or building new container-first applications.
Docker Enterprise 3.0 Availability and Resources
Docker Enterprise 3.0 is available for Beta trial. For more information, register here.
“Lindsay is a recognized leader in irrigation technology, and we rely on partners that enable us to scale up quickly and sustainably,” said Brian Magnusson, vice president of technology and innovation at Lindsay. “Using Docker Enterprise, we’ve been able to re-architect and seamlessly redeploy FieldNET®, our intelligent irrigation monitoring technology that provides dramatic water and energy conservation and helps farmers gain more yield with their existing farmland. With Docker enabling high-speed innovation, we not only can meet customers’ needs for efficient, data-driven solutions, but also make progress toward our goal of helping growers save more than 700 billion gallons of water and more than one billion kWhr of energy by 2022.”