Docker has announced Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) – a new commercial platform for enterprise development and IT ops teams that build, run, and operate business-critical applications in production at scale across the software supply chain.
Comprised of a container runtime, with integrated and multi-tenant orchestration, security and management in addition to an ecosystem of certified technologies, Docker Enterprise Edition would give enterprises an open container platform that ensures a simplified yet rich user experience.
This new modular platform would make it easy to install, configure and upgrade Docker on certified infrastructure (operating systems and cloud providers). Docker EE is available in three tiers: Basic comes with the Docker platform, support and certification while Standard and Advanced tiers add advanced container management (Docker Datacenter) and Docker Security Scanning.
Key features of these three tiers include:
- Basic – The Docker platform for certified infrastructure, with support from Docker Inc. and Certified Containers and Plugins from Docker Store
- Standard – Adds secured multi-tenancy with advanced image, container management, LDAP/AD user integration, secure software supply chain (Docker Datacenter)
- Advanced – Adds Docker Security Scanning and continuous vulnerability monitoring
“From the very beginning, Docker has been focused on taking very complicated tooling and software and making it intuitive and easy to use,” said Solomon Hykes, CTO and founder of Docker. “With EE, we’ve built on that legacy, by removing the layers of complexity and giving users a more native and tightly integrated experience. Our latest set of editions make it even easier for users to get critical applications into production and only Docker provides an open solution with full stack portability across any infrastructure from one environment to another – without breaking the seamless workflow between dev and ops.”
Docker Certification Program
Docker is also launching its Docker Certification program, a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to Docker EE and make their solutions available on Docker Store. The Docker Certification Program is designed for both technology partners and enterprise customers to recognize Containers and Plugins that excel in quality, collaborative support and compliance.
Docker Certification is aligned to the available Docker EE infrastructure which provides enterprises with a trusted way to run more technology in containers with support from both Docker and the publisher. With certified containers and certified infrastructure, organizations would now have the reassurance that the entire portable stack is supported and compatible with technologies from other ecosystem partners.