The modern application platform is built on Docker and containers. From developers to IT, Windows and Linux, on-premises to cloud, Docker is the unifying platform to modernize all apps from commercial off the shelf, homegrown traditional and microservices. Simply being Dockerized provides these apps the characteristics of being agile, safer, resilient, cloud enabled and cost optimized as they enter a modern software supply chain. Docker empowers digital transformation one app, service and stack at a time. - from the developer desktop to production.
Every business has a portfolio of older apps already running in their environment that is either serving customers or automating business processes. Even large scale monolithic apps benefit from Docker with enhanced security from container isolation, container portability, and reduced costs. Once containerized, these apps can be augmented with additional services or transitioned into a microservices architecture.
Increase app security with containers to isolate apps and guarantee safe transport with image signing and verification of the app as it travels through the lifecycle.
Package everything the app needs into a container and migrate that from one VM to another, to server or cloud without having to refactor the app.
Increase workload density on servers and VMs to save on infrastructure costs. Gain IT operational efficiency in deployment, maintenance, scale out and roll back.
The modern development pipeline is fast, continuous and automated with the goal of more reliable software. Continuous Integration (CI) and Deployment (CD) allows teams to integrate new code as often as every time code is checked in by developers and passes testing. A cornerstone of devops methodology, CI/CD creates a real time feedback loop with a constant stream of small iterative changes that accelerates change and improves quality. CI environments are often fully automated to trigger a test at git push and to automatically build a new image if the test is successful and push to a Docker Registry. Further automation and scripting can deploy a container from the new image to staging for further testing.
Docker streamlines CI testing time and scales CI testing infrastructure.
APIs, open interfaces and webhooks allow for easy integration into existing tools and processes to further automate the app pipeline.
Save time and improve software quality by instantly spawning Docker hosts and containers to run more tests in parallel.
App architecture is changing from monolithic code bases with waterfall development methodologies to loosely coupled services that are developed and deployed independently. Tens to thousands of these services can be connected to form an app. Docker allows developers are able to choose the best tool or stack for each service and isolates them to eliminate any potential conflicts and avoids the “matrix from hell.” These containers can be easily shared, deployed, updated and scaled instantly and independently of the other services that make up the app. Docker’s end to end security features allow teams to build and operate a least privilege microservices model where services only get access to the resources (other apps, secrets, compute) they need to run at just the right time to create.
Developers are free to use the right tools and stacks for the app without worry of creating app conflicts
Accelerate the rate of innovation of new software features.
Gain consistency in the app environment to gain efficiency without slowing down software development
Docker and containers help optimize the utilization and cost of your IT infrastructure. Optimization not just cost reduction, it is ensuring the right amount of resources are available at the right time and used efficiently. Because containers are lightweight ways of packaging and isolating app workloads, Docker allows multiple workloads to run on the same physical or virtual server without conflict. Businesses can consolidate datacenters, integrate IT from mergers and acquisitions and enable portability to cloud while reducing the footprint of operating systems and servers to maintain.
Containerize apps and consolidate the VMs and servers to reduce the infrastructure footprint. Consolidate datacenters from M&A or migrate to cloud.
Reduce operational overhead of patching and maintaining additional operating systems, virtual and physical servers.
Improve resource utilization, app scalability, disaster recovery and availability.
Docker guarantees apps are cloud enabled - ready to move across private and public clouds with a higher level of control and guarantee apps will operate as designed. The Docker platform is infrastructure independent and ensures everything the app needs to run is packaged and transported together from one site to another. Docker uniquely provides flexibility and choice for businesses to adopt a single, multi or hybrid cloud environment without conflict.
Deploy some workloads on-premise, on bare metal, in VMs, or in any cloud provider and move them around without disruption.
Leverage several cloud infrastructure providers to deploy your container apps, based on price, SLA, or geographic availability.
Standard interfaces define a full app with multiple containers, networking, volumes and secrets that work the same on any infrastructure. Apps can move to new clouds without any recoding and plugins allow networking and volumes to operate with different vendors without disruption.