Why Docker is finally embracing Kubernetes

At DockerCon Europe this year, Docker made a big splash by announcing support for the Kubernetes container orchestrator with Docker Enterprise Edition. Keith Townsend wrote up why the company is finally embracing its Swarm rival, and why it’s big news for the container company.


On-premises Serverless with Docker via OpenFaaS

If you like Docker and serverless computing, OpenFaaS may be a project to watch. Keith Townsend got a look at the project at a Tech Field Day Extra presentation at DockerCon EU this year, and was impressed by the power and simplicity of it.


DockerCon 2017 EU – Docker integrates Kubernetes and Swarm

In this CTO Daily Dose video, Keith Townsend takes a look at the the big announcement from DockerCon Europe 2017, Docker Enterprise Edition bundling in Kubernetes. Keith got a deep dive into this while attending Tech Field Day Extra at DockerCon EU


Why Docker is finally embracing Kubernetes

Keith Townsend looks at the implications of one of the biggest announcements from DockerCon Europe 2017, the inclusion of Kubernetes with Docker Enterprise Edition. Since launching, Docker has been developer focused, but often lacked management tools to manage workloads at scale. As the industry has converged on Kubernetes as an orchestrator, Keith looks at how Docker can still differentiate by including in in Docker EE.


NetApp at DockerCon – What’s that about then?

For Ian Sanderson, he thought of NetApp as just another storage vendor. After seeing their Tech Field Day Extra presentation from DockerCon EU, he’s definitely changed his tune! He was impressed with the company’s efforts to fully support containers across their product portfolio, as well as putting in lots of open source code via The Pub.


Notes from Dockercon 2017 – Copenhagen

For Alex Ellis, DockerCon Europe 2017 was well worth some expensive Copenhagen coffee. The big announcement from the show was that Docker Enterprise Edition will now be bundled with Kubernetes. He also enjoyed talking with various Docker Captains, as well as presenting on OpenFaaS at a Tech Field Day Extra presentation.


Understanding Serverless Computing

Serverless computing doesn’t mean there are no servers involved. Instead, as Keith Townsend explains in this post, it abstracts the infrastructure away from a developer, letting them focus on code not on what it will run on. He further explains how this leads to more efficient consumption of cloud resources, which are only used when a function is called.


Cisco auf dem Tech Field Day Extra der DockerCon EU 17

Jens Soeldner shares his experiences from DockerCon Europe from earlier this month. He attended Tech Field Day Extra sessions for OpenFaaS and Cisco. German readers, make sure to check it out!


DockerCon 17 EU – Through the eyes of a VMware guy

One of the great things about Tech Field Day is that it exposes smart people to companies and ideas that they might otherwise never get a deep dive into. This was the case with Ian Sanderson, a self-professed “VMware guy”, attending Tech Field Day Extra at DockerCon EU 2017. Ian quickly found out why containers get a lot of buzz, he sees them now as less virtualization-lite and more as a specialized application delivery system. It got him thinking how he could apply containers to solve problems, even as he was still getting familiar with the technology.


OpenFaaS: Serverless for Containers Made Easy

Rich Stroffolino takes a look at what the OpenFaaS project presented at Tech Field Day Extra from DockerCon EU 2017. The project provides a framework to easily implement serverless functions in a container framework. The project now includes support for Docker Swarm and Kubernetes, and creator Alex Ellis even provides walkthroughs on how to roll your own cluster using Raspberry Pis.


Modernizing Traditional Applications with Docker

While DockerCon last year definitely had some focus on the enterprise, Josh Coen was surprised to see the emphasis on it this time around. Microsoft was all over the place at the event, and with good reason. Docker’s focus at the event was their Modernizing Traditional Applications, certainly something applicable to the fine folks in Redmond. Josh reviews the benefits of legacy app containerization, Docker’s high level stages for the process, and offers his thoughts on what he saw. Josh got a full presentation on the details at Tech Field Day Extra, as well as a look into what Portworx is doing with software-defined storage for containers.


Docker, Modernizing Traditional Applications

At DockerCon, one of Docker’s major pushing was modernizing traditional applications, MTA. They’re specifically targeting containerizing legacy Windows applications, a lift and shift approach by placing an entire Windows image inside a container. Edward Haletky isn’t entirely won over by the draft specifications as outlined by Docker for this process. He does like that Docker introduced certified containers, which goes a long way to alleviate security concerns, and credential specification within PowerShell. The big challenge he sees is identifying applications going forward.


How Docker’s secure software supply chain is key for moving away from the VMware datacenter

Joep Piscaer attended a Tech Field Day Extra presentation from Docker at DockerCon, and got details on how the company is making it easier for enterprises to containerize legacy apps. Joep specifically focuses on software supply chain cycle facing enterprises. He reviews how Docker is removing friction in the supply chain decision making process, and thinks they are doing a better job than VMware.


My DockerCon 2017 Day #1

Cormac Hogan attended DockerCon for the first year as purely an attendee, no being tied into an presentations or other events. He found the keynote from Docker CEO Ben Golub and Docker founder Solomon Hykes to be interesting, keying in on the significant announcements. These include the ability for multi-stage builds, to separate build environments from runtimes, as well as LinuxKit, which lets you run a containerized Linux subsystem on any OS. He also enjoyed hearing from Portworx, who presented at Tech Field Day Extra during the event. Check out our video coverage from the event to get more details on their virtualized storage layer for containers.


DockerCon 2017 Keynote: Is the Enterprise listening?

After listening to the DockerCon Keynote, John White wrote up his thoughts on if what he saw indicated greater adoption for Docker in the enterprise. The best use case John saw was security, and the ability to quickly build in numerous compliance requirements, and to have them easily verified in operation. And the new ability to run Linux containers on any platform prevents a technological turf war before it can prevent mass adoption. John has one lingering and poignant question: where does VMware fit into Docker’s plans going forward?


Tech Field Day Gets Containerized at DockerCon and Cloud Field Day

Rich Stroffolino is excited for Tech Field Day Extra from DockerCon. This event will be in partnership with Docker, and feature presentation from them and other companies in their ecosystem. Make sure to mark your calendar for April 17th!