What is Docker?

Overview

Docker is the world’s leading software container platform. Developers use Docker to eliminate “works on my machine” problems when collaborating on code with co-workers. Operators use Docker to run and manage apps side-by-side in isolated containers to get better compute density. Enterprises use Docker to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence for both Linux and Windows Server apps.

What is a Container?

Using containers, everything required to make a piece of software run is packaged into isolated containers. Unlike VMs, containers do not bundle a full operating system - only libraries and settings required to make the software work are needed. This makes for efficient, lightweight, self-contained systems and guarantees that software will always run the same, regardless of where it’s deployed.

Here are a few of the services offered by Emerging Technology Partners...

Container Technology Workshops

Heard about Containers, heard of Docker?
... but want or need to know more about the "Container Movement"?
Emerging Technology Partners offers tailored workshops for New Zealand and Australian customers wanting to invest in learning more about containers, container management and orchestration, use-cases, etc.


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Transform and migrate from VMs to Containers (V2C)

If your organisation has a large Virtual Server estate, and are thinking that there must be a more cost-effective way to deliver your application services, or if your IaaS invoice is spiralling out of control, then it’s time to look at Docker, and how the team at Emerging Technology Partners can help.

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Docker Platform Design, Build & Deploy

Specialising in Docker Containers, the Team at Emerging Technology Partners can help you to design, build, implement and operationalise your new Docker environment. 

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Docker Products

Docker is available as Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE), with optimised installers for a variety of infrastructure.

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Docker for the Enterprise...
 
Docker is at the heart of the modern app platform, bridging developer and IT, Linux and Windows. Docker works in the cloud just as well as on-premise; and supports both traditional and microservices architectures. Use Docker to build, network, secure and schedule containers and manage them from development to production. Docker sets enterprises on the path to digital transformation by enabling all apps to be agile, cloud-ready and secure at optimal costs.
 
ONE PLATFORM FOR ALL APPS
Docker provides a unified framework for all apps - monolith or microservices, Linux or Windows, on-premises or cloud - a standard container and workflow for secure, agile and portable apps.
 
INNOVATE FASTER AT SCALE
Docker containers accelerate delivery of new apps with microservices architecture by automating deployment pipelines. New features can be released (and rolled back in case of problems) frequently to quickly address customer needs.
 
BREAK DOWN SILOS
Open interfaces, APIs, and plugins makes it easy to integrate Docker into an existing environment and extend Docker to different systems. A common interface allows dev and ops to work together without conflict or disruption.
 
Looking for ways to get started? Here are common use cases to begin the Docker journey.
 
MODERNISE TRADITIONAL APPS
Package existing apps into containers and immediately improve security, reduce costs, and gain cloud portability with no changes to the app code.

MICROSERVICES
Containers streamline development and deployment of apps designed with the microservices architecture pattern.

DEVOPS (CI/CD)
Accelerate and automate development pipelines with rapid feedback loops while eliminating app conflicts and increasing developer productivity.

INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIMISATION
Containerise apps and improve workload density by running them side-by-side on the same servers. Docker helps reduce costs by consolidating infrastructure, improving utilization, and accelerating cloud migration.

HYBRID CLOUD
From private datacenters to public cloud infrastructure, Docker allows apps to be fully portable from one infrastructure to another without rewriting code. Accelerate migration to cloud and enable a hybrid or multi cloud environment.