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Imagine Yourself on the DockerCon Stage

We want to hear from you

Share your story of how Docker and containers work for you at DockerCon EU in Barcelona Dec 3-5, 2018. DockerCon is the industry-leading container conference where thought leaders and the community of developers, IT professionals, architects and business leaders come together to learn, discover and engage with each other. Part of the learning experience is hearing about the possibilities of containerization from other teams using containers.

Don’t be shy about proposing your idea – no topic is too small or too big. For every presentation given, there are hundreds of people who learn and relate to the experience and insights that you share.  Some of the best talks have come from people just like you — and for some, DockerCon is their very first time public speaking. Our team is standing by to help with any first timers’ jitters too!

The deadline to submit a topic is just around the corner: Sept. 8, 2018


What do people want to hear about?

DockerCon provides a variety of breakouts to address the needs of both developers and IT teams whether they are new to containers or about to scale a global deployment.

Day 1 Keynote Highlights from DockerCon San Francisco 2018

Hello from San Francisco! Tuesday we kicked off the first day of DockerCon with general session jam packed with inspiration, demos and customer guest speakers.

Steve Singh, our CEO and Chairman opened the session with Docker’s promise to ensure freedom of choice, agility in development and operations and pervasive security in a container platform that can help unlock the potential for innovation in every company. Docker will deliver an integrated toolset with a delightful user experience that needs innovators like you.

Docker EE promise

Day one also featured three demos of new technologies capabilities for both Docker Desktop and Docker Enterprise Edition. These features are not yet generally available but released and those interested in the beta can sign up here to be notified.

See How Docker Accelerates Digital Transformation in the Enterprise at DockerCon 2018

DockerCon has everything you and your company need in order to understand how to accelerate digital and multi-cloud initiatives with containerization. Come to network and learn from your peers, as well as gain access to leaders and innovators in the container industry.


DockerCon isn’t just for developers and this year we have unique experiences that cater to a variety of tech professionals, from developers to sys admins to enterprise architects and technical executives.

Join us in San Francisco this June to hear how industry leading organization are transforming business and IT with Docker’s  container platform, Docker Enterprise Edition. To help with planning, here are our top four recommendations:

  • Keynotes with the latest announcements from Docker and spotlight feature of how Liberty Mutual transformed their enterprise
  • Breakout sessions for business executives including How to Build Your Containerization Strategy, Modernizing Traditional Applications with Docker, and Building a Docker Center of Excellence: Panel Discussion with MetLife, PayPal, and Splunk
  • Networking with technical leaders who have already partnered with Docker, including Lockheed Martin, JCPenney and GE, Bosch, McKesson, MetLife, and more.
  • Schedule time with a Docker specialist for a container maturity assessment

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Docker Government Summit 2018

Docker Government Summit

This year’s summit reflected what is top of mind for government organizations, namely IT modernization and what that means for infrastructure, applications, data and the workforce. As mentioned in the keynote address, the line between government IT and private sector IT is blurring now more than ever. From the priorities outlined in the White House IT Modernization Report to the discussions at the recent IT modernization summit, the themes focus on results of better customer service and better stewardship of tax dollars.

Better customer service translates into improving existing services, delivering new services and increasing transparency. To that end, government organizations are taking cues from industry to see how the latest technology and best practices can be applied and adapted to meet the added requirements of government.  The agenda featured speakers from government agencies, higher ed, system integrators and industry partners providing practical insight from their own transformation initiatives and deep dives into the modern technology stack.

Watch these featured videos from the event:

  • General Session: Banjot Chanana, Docker Senior Director Enterprise Product
  • Fireside Chat: Nick Sinai, Insight Ventures Partner and David Shive, GSA CIO
  • Case Study: Arjuna Rivera, Lockheed Martin i2Labs Lead
  • Case Study: Leo Garciga, JIDO CTO
  • Cyber Continue reading

MetLife Uses Docker Enterprise Edition to Self Fund Containerization

MetLife is a 150 year old company in the business of securing promises and the information management of over 100M customers and their insurance policies. As a global company, MetLife delivers promises into every corner of the world – some of them built to last a lifetime. With this rich legacy comes a diverse portfolio of IT infrastructure to maintain those promises.

In April, Aaron Aedes from MetLife spoke about their first foray into Docker containerization with a new application, GSSP, delivered through Azure. Six months later, MetLife returns to the DockerCon stage to share their journey since this initial deployment motivated them to find other ways to leverage Docker Enterprise Edition [EE] within MetLife.

Jeff Murr, Director of Engineering for Containers and Open Source at MetLife spoke in the Day 1 DockerCon keynote session about how they are looking to scale containerization with Docker as they scale . He states that new technology typically adds more cost and overhead to an already taxed IT budget. But the Docker Modernize Traditional Apps [MTA] Program presented an opportunity to reduce the costs of their existing applications.

The MTA project at MetLife started with a single Linux Java-based application that handled the “Do Not Continue reading

Docker at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Docker at Ignite

Docker will be at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL the week of Sept 24th to showcase the latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) and the joint solutions with our partner Microsoft. Docker Enterprise Edition is the only platform available to secure and manage Linux and Windows containers in production.

In the Docker Booth #2127

Visit Docker in Booth #2127 for a #DockerSelfie, a chance for cool swag and to learn more about how Docker Enterprise Edition can help you save costs on legacy applications, accelerate your cloud strategy and uniformly secure and manage your Linux and Windows app landscape.

Register Here for daily in-booth talks or to schedule time to ask questions about containers and clouds on Linux and Windows Server.

  • Monday 3pm: Save $ on Legacy Apps with Docker
  • Tuesday 11am: Windows and Linux Together with Docker EE
  • Tuesday 3pm: Docker Enterprise Edition Demo
  • Wednesday 11am: Take Legacy .NET Apps to Azure with Docker
  • Thursday 11am: Docker Enterprise Edition Demo

Add these great sessions to your schedule

Container Fest on Sunday Sept 24th:

Docker will be on hand at the Container Fest Pre Day to discuss the possibilities of Docker Enterprise Edition for modernizing traditional Windows and Continue reading

Docker Enterprise Edition for Linux on IBM Z (yes, mainframe!)

Recently we released a new version of Docker Enterprise Edition featuring expansion of the multi-architecture capabilities from Linux to Windows Server and now the IBM Z mainframe platform. Enterprise IT architecture is complex and diverse and include workloads across different server hardware types and operating systems.

Docker on IBMzDocker and IBM have partnered together to deliver the support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Z (x390x) systems as certified infrastructure for Docker Enterprise Edition. This first release features support for the the IBM Z product family.

Why bring Docker containers and mainframe systems together? Enterprises across industries like financial services, government, manufacturing and more use mainframe systems for many high throughput applications. Many organizations recognize that these applications are at the core of their systems but rewriting and refactoring them for a different platform is expensive and time-consuming. By wrapping them in a container, organizations can make these applications easier to maintain and update while bringing them into the same software supply chain as other x86 applications

Multi-Architecture Support for Mainframe Systems

Docker Enterprise Edition allows for the same orchestration, security model, supply chain and integrated management that can be applied across a broader range Continue reading

Your Docker Agenda for Cisco Live 2017 – Booth #2900B

The Docker team is headed to Las Vegas next week for Cisco Live – visit our booth #2900B to learn more about Docker Enterprise Edition and our integration with Cisco UCS, Contiv and the Cisco Validated Designs available for modern container deployments at enterprise scale. Docker and Cisco formed a partnership earlier this year to bring validated and supported solutions for the enterprise.

Docker at Cisco Live

Whether you are containerizing legacy apps to accelerate datacenter refresh or planning your first microservices application, Docker and Cisco deliver integrated solutions that have been tested to perform at scale – up to thousands of containers.

Add these Docker sessions to your schedule:

Tuesday, Jun 27, 1:20 pm – 1:30pm | Cloud Education Zone 
Title: Maximize ROI by Modernizing Traditional Apps with Docker and Cisco 

Tuesday, Jun 27, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Level 3, South Seas A
Title: Containers and Microservices to Accelerate your Digital Business
Session ID: PSOCLD-1225
Learn how the Cisco Datacenter and Cloud portfolio and Docker Enterprise Edition are modernizing traditional apps and delivering new microservices to enable digital transformation in the enterprise.

Thursday, Jun 29, 12:40 pm – 12:50 pm | Datacenter & Cloud Education Zone
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Docker and Booz Allen Hamilton Modernize Traditional Apps in Government IT

Existing applications and infrastructure account for the majority of IT spend in maintenance and support. Docker and Booz Allen Hamilton are partnering together to help Federal agencies modernize traditional apps with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), deploy onto modern infrastructure to save infrastructure and operational costs, increase security and gain workload portability.

This program helps accelerate the path to modern microservices and infrastructure with containers:

  1. First by containerizing the app in place and using container architecture to break up the app into smaller services over time
  2. The full stack portability provided by Docker EE allows for workload consolidation for greater app density per server, accelerate hardware refresh cycles and cloud migration.
  3. Lastly, Docker EE provides new levels of security for the legacy app. Scanning provides binary level visibility into components and their security profile for proactive remediation and configurable isolation properties can greatly reduce the attack surface area

View the webinar on demand here:

Here are some of the top Q&A from the session:

Q: What does Image2Docker exactly capture in the VM?

A: Image2Docker captures the application in the VM and pulls out what can be provided by the base image or the underlying linux/win kernel.

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Docker Federal Summit Recap and videos

On May 2nd, Docker returned to the Newseum to host the second annual Docker Federal Summit.  This one day event is designed to bring government agency developers, IT ops, program leaders and the ecosystem together to share and learn about the trends driving change in IT from containers, cloud and devops.  We expanded the agenda this year two tracks, with presentations from Docker, ecosystem partners, agency and community leaders to drive discussions, technology deep dives and hands on tutorials.

View the general session replay here:

General session table of content and slides

  • 13:05 Iain Gray, SVP Customer Success discusses how Docker delivers a unique secure supply chain for all applications and infrastructure
  • 33:35 Nathan McCauley, Director Security Engineering discusses the principles of least privilege design on which Docker is built
  • 55:30 Modernize Traditional Apps to gain portability, security and efficiency without changing source code
  • 59:13 Banjot Chanana, Senior Director Products delivers an overview and demo of Docker Enterprise Edition

In addition, the following breakout sessions dove deeper into pragmatic advice, security, development, cloud and compliance.

The Latest Docker Certified Container and Plugins for March and April 2017

The Docker Certification Program provides a way for technology partners to validate and certify their software or plugin as a container for use on the Docker Enterprise Edition platform.  Since the initial launch of the program in March, more Containers and Plugins have been certified and available for download.

 Docker Certified containers

Certified Containers and Plugins are technologies that are built with best practices as Docker containers, tested and validated against the Docker Enterprise Edition platform and APIs, pass security requirements, reviewed by Docker partner engineering and cooperatively supported by both Docker and the partner. Docker Enterprise Edition and Certified Technology provide assurance and support to businesses for their critical application infrastructure.

Check out the latest Docker Certified technologies to the Docker Store:

Join Us for the Docker Federal Summit on May 2nd 2017

 Docker is excited to announce that we are returning to the Newseum in Washington DC on May 2nd to host the second annual Docker Federal Summit event.  A one day event packed with breakout sessions, discussions, hands on labs and technology deep dives from Docker and our ecosystem partners.


This event is designed for federal agency developers and IT ops personnel looking to learn more about how to approach Docker containers, cloud and devops to accelerate agency IT initiatives to support critical civilian and defense missions.

  • Government agency registration: Complimentary
  • Industry and ecosystem partner registration is $100

Register to save your seat.

Featured Speakers and Sessions

Technology leaders from agencies like GSA, USCIS and JIDO will share their experiences in deploying containers to production and provide pragmatic guidance in how to approach this change from technology to process and culture.


 View the full agenda here.

Featured Breakout Sessions: A wide variety of breakout sessions feature technical deep dives, demonstrations and discussions around compliance and security.

  • Accelerating app development in the cloud
  • The latest initiatives around compliance for IT projects
  • How to scale and secure applications requiring FIPS
  • Docker technology deep dive from orchestration, security, management and more
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Webinar recap: Docker 101 for federal government

Docker is driving a movement for IT teams across all industries to modernize their applications with container technology. Government agencies, like private sector companies face similar pressures to accelerate software development while reduce overall IT costs and adopting new technologies and practices like cloud, DevOps and more.

This webinar titled “Docker 101 for the Federal Government” features Andrew Weiss, Docker Federal Sales Engineer and breaks down the core concepts of Docker and how it applies to government IT environments and unique regulatory compliance requirements. The presentation highlights how Docker Enterprise Edition can help agencies build a secure cloud-first government.

Docker Federal

Watch the on-demand webinar to learn how Docker is transforming the way government agencies deliver secure, reliable, and scalable services to organizations and citizens.

Here are the questions from the live session:

Q: Is Docker Datacenter available both hosted and as a cloud offering?

A: Docker Datacenter is now a part of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) – providing integrated container management and security from development to production. Docker EE provides a unified software supply chain for all apps—commercial off the shelf, homegrown monoliths to modern microservices written for Windows or Linux environments on any server, VM or cloud. Docker EE Continue reading

Get all the Docker talks from Tech Field Day 12

Tech Field DayAs 2016 comes to a close, we are excited to have participated in a few of the Tech Field Day and inaugural Cloud Field Day events to share the Docker technology with the IT leaders and evangelists that Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth have cultivated into this fantastic group.  The final event was Tech Field Day 12 hosting in Silicon Valley.

In case you missed the live stream, check out videos of the sessions here.

Session 1: Introduction to Docker and Docker Datacenter

Session 2: Securing the Software Supply Chain with Docker

Session 3: Docker for Windows Server and Windows Containers

Session 4: Docker for AWS and Azure

Session 5: Docker Networking Fabric

These are great overviews of the Docker technology applied to enterprise app pipelines, operations, and  diverse operating systems and cloud environments. And most importantly, this was a great opportunity to meet some new people and get them excited about what we are excited about.


Visit the Tech Field Day site to watch more videos from previous events, read articles written by delegates or view the conversation online.

New #Docker videos from #TFD12 @TechFieldDay w/ @SFoskett @GestaltIT Continue reading

How To Dockerize Vendor Apps like Confluence

Docker Datacenter customer, Shawn Bower of Cornell University recently shared their experiences in containerizing Confluence as being the start of their Docker journey.

Through that project they were able to demonstrate a 10X savings in application maintenance, reduce the time to build a disaster recovery plan from days to 30 minutes and improve the security profile of their Confluence deployment. This change allowed the Cloudification team that Shawn leads to start spending the majority of their time helping Cornelians to use technology to be innovative.

Since the original blog was posted, there’s been a lot of requests to get the pragmatic info on how Cornell actually did this project.  In the post below, Shawn provides detailed instructions on how Confluence is containerized and how the Docker workflow is integrated with Puppet.

Written by Shawn Bower

As we started our Journey to move Confluence to the cloud using Docker we were emboldened by the following post from Atlassian. We use many of the Atlassian products and love how well integrated they are.  In this post I will walk you through the process we used to get Confluence in a container and running.

First we needed to craft a Dockerfile.  At Cornell Continue reading

Docker Presents at Inaugural Cloud Field Day

Thanks to everyone who joined us last Thursday. We were really excited to participate in the first Cloud Field Day event and to host at Docker HQ in San Francisco. In watching the trend to cloud and the changing dynamics of application development, the Tech Field Day organizers, Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth started Cloud Field Day to create a forum for companies to share and for the delegates to discuss. The delegates came from backgrounds in software development, containers, networking, virtualization, storage, data and of course, cloud… As always, the delegates asked a lot of questions, kicked off some great discussions, even had some spirited debates both in the room and online, always with the end user in mind. We are looking forward to doing this again.

ICYMI: The videos and event details are now available online and also follow the conversation from Twitter with the delegates.



Docker at Tech Field Day 2016

Save the date!  This coming Thursday Docker is excited to host the delegates of Cloud Field Day at our headquarters for a deep dive into the Docker platform. Cloud Field Day is part of a series of Tech Field Day events that bring together technology companies and IT thought leaders to talk shop with technology and insights.


Cloud Field Day will be live and in person at Docker HQ but anyone can join in by participating in the live stream.  Docker will be featured at 1pm on Thursday Sept 15thJoin us by visiting the Cloud Field Day event page.

Cloud field day is just one in a series of Tech Field Day sessions coordinated by IT industry veterans Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth. Learn more about the whole Tech Field Day series here.




ICYMI:  Our very own Mike Coleman, spoke at the Tech Field Day Express at VMworld.  In this one hour session, Mike walked a group of vExperts through an introduction to containers, what the new end to end application workflow looks like and an overview of Docker 1.12 with built in orchestration.


Intro to Docker

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It all started with Dockerizing an old version of Confluence with Docker Datacenter

This is a guest post by Shawn Bower

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In my role as Cloud Architect I often hear, “Docker sounds great but it won’t work for my application.”  In my experience Docker can improve the state of many applications including legacy and vendor solutions.  The first production workload at Cornell on Docker was the University’s wiki which is run on Atlassian’s Confluence in April 2015.

Our installation of Confluence is an interesting intersection of legacy and vendor solution.  We have customized the code, to work with our single sign on solution, as well as a custom synchronization with LDAP for group management.  When we started the project to move Confluence to the cloud the infrastructure, the software was old, compiled from the source and was being hand maintained.  
Our installation of Confluence is an interesting intersection of legacy and vendor solution.  We have customized the code, to work with our single sign on solution, as well as a custom synchronization with LDAP for group management.  When we started the project to move Confluence to the cloud the infrastructure, the software was old, compiled from the source and was being hand maintained.  

The stack looked like this:

Support from the Source: Getting Official Docker Support

Docker is the open platform to build, ship and run any application, anywhere. Whether legacy or microservices, Linux or Windows, Docker provides an OS, infrastructure and application architecture agnostic platform for developers and IT organizations to accelerate their application pipeline. Organizations often look for additional tooling and support as they look to bring Dockerized applications into production with SLAs that mirror their own service level commitments to their customers. Docker is available as free open source software or combined with commercial support with enterprise class service levels.


Open Source Support

The Docker team and community collaborate together to release updates to the Docker Engine and other related projects every couple of months. Open source support for the Docker Engine is provided through IRC, GitHub, and Docker Forums for the latest released version of Docker software. Any bugs and issues are filed, in the open, to the Docker repo for contributors and maintainers to ask for more information and discuss resolutions. Fixes and patches are then applied and released as incremental versions to the upstream Docker software.


Docker Commercial Support

Docker also provides commercial support for the upstream Docker Engine software directly and through authorized support partners. Commercial Continue reading

Zenly + Docker 1.12 + 1M teenagers

Zenly is a mobile app that helps you locate your friends in real time. Recently the Zenly app reached the million registered users mark — and half of them signed up in the last three months.

In the words of Steeve Morin, VP Engineering of Zenly, “Behold, the power of teenagers.”

zenlyThe rapid growth in users, traffic and data points generated posed new challenges for the Zenly team.

As one of the early users of Docker 1.12, the Zenly team shared their experience during the keynote presentation at DockerCon US 2016 in Seattle.

Here is the story as told by Steeve, JB Daildo and Corentin Kerisit:


The sudden growth of traffic has been both amazing and a real challenge to scale, not on our production stack, but our analytics pipeline as our app started to generate half a billion events a day and counting. Our analytics stack was starting to experience failures due to scaling issues, the costs were rising with how we were running the cluster in the cloud and our 6 person team was challenged in supporting it while also building, scaling and supporting the Zenly app.

What we wanted was to Continue reading