Docker, the organization behind the open platform for distributed applications, has announced general availability of Docker’s commercial solutions. To assure customers’ success in the deployment of business-critical Dockerized distributed applications, these solutions integrate support services, certified Docker Engines and management tools.
Docker’s commercial solutions, which include the Docker Trusted Registry, are immediately available directly from Docker as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM, and Microsoft. Customers have the flexibility to choose between on-premises or cloud-based configurations as well as varying levels of support.
Building on Docker Hub Registry, available since June 2014, the new Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) is an on-premises registry for Docker container images that provides an on-premises option for storing and sharing Docker images. A highly-available registry server that provides LDAP and Active Directory integration with existing authentication systems, it also offers role-based access control (RBAC) and audit logs for authorization and compliance.
Launched in February this year, the DTR beta program attracted more than 800 organizations, more than half of the participating companies are in the Fortune 500 and are using Docker for multiple projects within their organizations. As a result of these evaluations, several new customers and major solution use cases have emerged for organizations of all sizes across all vertical markets.
“Since its launch at DockerCon SF last June, Docker Hub has attracted hundreds of thousands of users and tens of thousands of organizations,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Docker. “These users and organizations have given us valuable feedback on the nature of the commercial solutions they would like to see from us to support their deployment of business-critical distributed applications. We have used this feedback as well as feedback from our Docker Trusted Registry beta program to define our commercial solutions for production environments in a way that creates confidence for leveraging Docker as a cornerstone technology and business partner.”
IBM and Docker
IBM becomes the first to fully integrate the on-premise Docker Trusted Registry software with its flagship DevOps and Cloud offerings, beginning with IBM UrbanCode and IBM Pure Application Systems. Through this relationship, IBM is again enabling containers for enterprise production workloads in hybrid cloud deployment.
Additionally, IBM announced the delivery of enterprise-grade containers, based on Docker, that make it easier for developers to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments.
Microsoft and Docker
At DockerCon 2015, Microsoft has demonstrated its multi-platform distributed container application across Windows Server and Linux, offering application developers “unprecedented” choice and flexibility across Linux and Windows Server.
In addition, Microsoft also announced Visual Studio Online support for Docker and a new Microsoft Azure Marketplace experience. These announcements are the latest examples of Microsoft’s broad commitment to embracing Docker technology across the company’s cloud platform to provide developers and organizations with a fully integrated container experience.