TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (10/27/17-11/03/17)

IBM Unveils “Cloud Private” Product

This past week, IBM introduced a new product, bringing “a cloud deployment model” to private data centers. The product is called IBM Cloud Private. It helps “businesses orchestrate modern applications on their existing infrastructure,” according to VentureBeat, using technologies like Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and Docker containers.

Docker Community Event Site

Docker, Inc. has put together a kind of events hub, aggregating all Docker events into a single, searchable website. You can check out area meetups, conferences, university events, etc. across some 200 cities. Check out Docker’s coverage of the new site, or visit the Docker events site itself.

Docker Tips & Tricks

Adrian Mouat (ContainerSolutions) has shared some tips and tricks for making the most of Docker. The information in his video and slide deck are meant to “reduce frustration and increase efficiency when working with Docker,” so you can do the same job more quickly, more accurately, and with less frustration.”

What to do after containerizing your legacy app

A recent post by Docker points out that “containerizing a single legacy application… can be quite simple.” However, “taking this application to production requires additional planning and collaboration with security teams, performance testing and likely requires detailed operations and disaster recovery plans.”

With that in mind, the post explores taking a legacy app from “proof of concept to production,” covering best practices and processes.

Google Enhancing Cloud Networking Capabilities

Google recently announced two features that enhance their cloud networking capabilities. The first is a Dedicated Interconnect service – customers can establish “private connections between their datacenters and Google’s network” with 99.99% guaranteed uptime. The second is Cloud Router Global Routing, which will allow customers to access “any subnet in Google Cloud available worldwide through Dedicated Interconnect” – so they can access their cloud apps running on datacenters in other continents. Check out VentureBeat’s coverage.

GlaxoSmithKline Docker Case Study

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is using Docker EE to deliver “secure, but isolated environments for researchers to use.” According to a recent Docker blog post, the company is seeing five key benefits:

  • Single interface – Standardizing means different apps can be treated in a consistent manner.
  • User isolation – Each researcher has a sandbox for experimentation. Breaking one experiment doesn’t affect others.
  • Reusability – Docker EE makes it easy to rebuild / redeploy the same application.
  • Seamless migration – Portable across environments.
  • Sharing – Share research and data easily, improving collaboration and accelerating results.
  • Containerizing a Java App

    Docker has shared a DockerCon session on modernizing a Java EE 7 application. The session takes advantage of multi-stage builds to perform the entire build and deployment through a single Dockerfile. Follow the link to access the entire application and view the session from DockerCon EU 2017.

    Any major container news we missed? Please feel free to drop us a line. This summary is part of an ongoing series from InfoSiftr, and we want to make sure all top container stories are covered.


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