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Announcing Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0


We are excited to announce Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 – a significant leap forward in our enterprise-ready container platform. Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0 is the only platform that manages and secures applications on Kubernetes in multi-Linux, multi-OS and multi-cloud customer environments. As a complete platform that integrates and scales with your organization, Docker EE 2.0 gives you the most flexibility and choice over the types of applications supported, orchestrators used, and where it’s deployed. It also enables organizations to operationalize Kubernetes more rapidly with streamlined workflows and helps you deliver safer applications through integrated security solutions. In this blog post, we’ll walk through some of the key new capabilities of Docker EE 2.0.

Eliminate Your Fear of Lock-in

As containerization becomes core to your IT strategy, the importance of having a platform that supports choice becomes even more important. Being able to address a broad set of applications across multiple lines of business, built on different technology stacks and deployed to different infrastructures means that you have the flexibility needed to make changes as business requirements evolve. In Docker EE 2.0 we are expanding our customers’ choices in a few ways:

Beta for Docker Enterprise Edition with Kubernetes Integration Now Available

Beta for Docker EE with Kubernetes

Today we are excited to launch the public beta for Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE), our container management platform. First announced at DockerCon Europe, this release features Kubernetes integration as an optional orchestration solution, running side-by-side with Docker Swarm. With this solution, organizations will be able to deploy applications with either Swarm or fully-conformant Kubernetes while maintaining the consistent developer-to-IT workflow users have come to expect from Docker, especially when combined with the recent edge release of Docker for Mac with Kubernetes support. In addition to Kubernetes, this release includes enhancements to Swarm and to Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) which can be tested during the beta period.

Due to the high interest in this beta, license keys will be rolled out in batches over the next few weeks. Individuals who signed up for beta at will receive instructions on how to access this release and where to submit feedback. We also encourage our partners to use this time to test and validate their Docker and Kubernetes solutions against this release. Registrations will remain open throughout this beta testing period.

Explore the New Features

At DockerCon Europe, we demonstrated the management integration of Kubernetes within Docker EE. You can Continue reading

Swarm Orchestration in Docker Enterprise Edition

swarm orchestration

At DockerCon Europe, we announced that the next release of Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) would include Kubernetes integration. We’re really excited about bringing Kubernetes to our customer base and continuing to increase our involvement within the community. But it’s equally important for us to note that Swarm orchestration is not going away. Swarm forms an integral cluster management component of the Docker EE platform; in addition, Swarm will operate side-by-side with Kubernetes in a Docker EE cluster, allowing customers to select, based on their needs, the most suitable orchestration tool at application deployment time.

Here are just a few reasons that Swarm is integral to the Docker EE solution:

  1. Support our existing customers and ecosystem integrations
  2. Provide customers the flexibility in choice of orchestrators
  3. Provide secure and highly available clustering architecture

Existing Customers and Ecosystem Integrations

Docker now has hundreds of Docker EE customers who have standardized on Swarm orchestration. In fact, at our Customer Summit during DockerCon, all of the customers stated that they intend to continue using Swarm even with the Kubernetes announcement. Having both orchestration options available is definitely a plus for some of these customers that have organizations within the company using both Swarm and Continue reading

Announcing the New Release of Docker Enterprise Edition

We are excited to share the new release of Docker Enterprise Edition. By supporting IBM Z and Windows Server 2016, this release puts us further in the lead with the first Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution in the market for the modernization of all applications without disruption to you and your IT environment.


Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06


Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 17.06 embraces Windows, Linux and Linux-based mainframe applications, bringing the key benefits of CaaS to the enterprise application portfolio. Most enterprises manage a diverse set of applications that includes both traditional applications and microservices, built on Linux and Windows, and intended for x86 servers, mainframes, and public clouds. Docker EE unites all of these applications into single platform, complete with customizable and flexible access control, support for a broad range of applications and infrastructure, and a highly automated software supply chain. These capabilities allow organizations to easily layer Docker EE onto existing processes and workflows, aligning to existing organizational structures while delivering improved resource utilization and reduced maintenance time.

This release includes UCP 2.2 and DTR 2.3 and establishes Docker EE as a key IT platform for both new application development as well as application modernization across both on-premises and Continue reading

Docker Datacenter @ DockerCon 2016: Image security, Engine 1.12 and Burning Man…

Interested in learning more about our plans for Docker in the Enterprise and getting involved in an upcoming Docker Datacenter beta? Let’s take a deeper look. On the second day of DockerCon, the keynote used different situations to discuss enterprise use of Docker. Our CEO Ben Golub broke down several fallacies in IT, CTO Keith Fulton of ADP painted a delicious picture of microservices as chicken nuggets, and Lily and I… well, we averted a massive security disaster and got our costumes ready for Burning Man.

Aside from shiny sequined jackets (not my normal wardrobe, I promise) and Ben’s enthusiastic “business guy” cameo, we presented a prototype of the next version of Docker Datacenter, our commercial solution for running containers-as-a-service (CaaS) in an on-premises or public cloud enterprise environment. Docker Datacenter is an integrated CaaS platform to securely ship, orchestrate and manage Dockerized apps and system resources. The sneak peek during the keynote shows a prototype UI and features. Some of the things you saw may change as we get to launch but what’s important are the capabilities we are bringing to the enterprise platform.

In the keynote presentation we demonstrated these enterprise use cases: