Dockers: Enterprise Container Platform

Today I am going to talk about Dockers. Before we talk about Dockers, you need to understand about the containers which i talked in my earlier articles as well. I knew many are new to this platform and wants to understand about the containers.

What are containers?
Well there are so many definitions on Containers, but we can say that containers are the ultimate solution to run the software reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. In other ways, we can say that Containers distribute an operating system installed on the server and run as resource-isolated processes, ensuring quick, reliable, and consistent deployments, regardless of environment.

What is Docker?
Docker is a tool proposed to construct it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. It was said that Docker containers are the quickest rising cloud-enabling technology and compelling a new era of computing and application architecture with their lightweight methodology to package applications and dependencies into isolated, yet highly portable application packages. So, in simple words, you can say that Dockers are container platforms to manage.

Fig 1.1- Dockers

Advantages of Docker Containers
Docker reveals the prospective of organization by providing developers and IT the self-determination to build, manage and secure business-critical applications without the distress of technology or infrastructure lock-in.

Docker upsurges efficiency and diminishes the time it takes to bring applications to market, we now have the resources desired to capitalize in key digitization projects that cut across the complete value chain, such as application modernization, cloud migration and server consolidation.

Docker Enterprise container platform brings instant worth to the business by decreasing the infrastructure and maintenance costs of supporting existing application portfolio. Containers alone are not sufficient to deliver value at the scale of enterprise and do not straight discourse the compliance, security and operational needs of organization.

With the help of Dockers, you can Containerize older java and .NET applications without recoding which Upsurge the efficiency of your current operations teams with automation that associates with current IT processes.

Docker containers are important qualifying expertise for microservices, delivering a lightweight encapsulation of each component so that it is simpler to support and update independently. With Docker Enterprise, we can independently deploy and scale each microservice, synchronize their deployment through Swarm or Kubernetes orchestration and collaborate across teams through a consistent way of defining applications.

Edge Computing and Cloud Migration through Dockers
Docker Enterprise Provides Protected Application Operations to manage Edge Application portability guarantees frictionless container deployments from the core to cloud and to edge devices. It also secures the application development lifecycle to assure a chain of trust from the core to the edge with digital signatures, security scanning and signature verification at the edge. 

Regarding the migration, Infrastructure agnostic container platform runs on any cloud which includes private, public, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With the help of Dockers, we can have unified operations model streamlines security, policy management and application operations across disparate infrastructure silos. It can also scan applications for known vulnerabilities prior to deployment and get notified when new vulnerabilities are found