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?