Building and deploying new applications is faster with containers. Docker containers wrap up software and its dependencies into a standardized unit for software development that includes everything it needs to run: code, runtime, system tools and libraries. This guarantees that your application will always run the same and makes collaboration as simple as sharing a container image.
Docker containers whether Windows or Linux are backed by Docker tools and APIs and help you build better software:
Onboard faster and stop wasting hours trying to set up development environments, spin up new instances and make copies of production code to run locally.
Enable polyglot development and use any language, stack or tools without worry of application conflicts.
Eliminate environment inconsistencies and the "works on my machine" problem by packaging the application, configs and dependencies into an isolated container.
Docker has enabled developers to use containers when working on any application -whether is a new microservice or an existing application. Containers package up the code, configs and dependencies into an isolated bundle, potentially making the application more secure and portable. However, when you need to manage an entire portfolio of applications, containers alone are not enough as they do not directly address the compliance, security and operational governance needs of your organization.
An enterprise-ready container platform is needed to provide an integrated software lifecycle and operations management workflow and security at scale with the assurances of enterprise support and a certified technology ecosystem. The Docker Enterprise container platform delivers freedom of choice, agile operations and integrated security so you can confidently deploy, manage and secure your applications in production.
Digital and cloud initiatives are what drive a competitive edge for your business. Your new and existing applications are business-critical assets that can help you be competitive today and set the groundwork for future innovation. By using Docker’s container platform and containerization, you can gain more efficiencies with your applications while dramatically reducing IT costs—both capital expense and operational efficiencies—while improving developer productivity.
Additionally, the Docker container platform can reduce IT costs by 50% while accelerating your time to market by 3X.
Docker offers a broader containerization strategy that will provide a platform for managing and securing the containerized applications - reinforced by enterprise-grade services and support.