Docker has announced the latest version of its enterprise platform, with a number of new capabilities for automated lifecycle management and improved security.
Announced at DockerCon, the Docker Enterprise 3.0 is a desktop-to-cloud container platform. It will allow enterprises to build and share applications, and securely run them anywhere, from hybrid cloud to the edge.
It will come with a new tool for developers called Docker Desktop Enterprise, which will extend the platform to desktops. Developers will be able to build multi-service apps based on containers from their desktop, and then package them in a standard format. This can then be shared and run anywhere.
It will improve the productivity of developers, and help enterprises accelerate time-to-market for new apps.
“Enterprises are looking for ways to quickly adapt to new competitive challenges and changing customer requirements through the introduction of new applications. Docker Enterprise 3.0 introduces a number of capabilities that help organizations accelerate application delivery,” wrote David Hamdani, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Docker, in a blog post.
There is another set of tools called Docker Application, that will help developers and operators to maintain end-to-end consistency and scalability for apps. The Docker Application will have tools to build, push, and deploy multi-container apps as self-contained objects. It will make the management of complex apps simple as individual containers.
Also coming with the Docker Enterprise 3.0 is Docker Kubernetes Service (DKS), which is a solution for integrating Kubernetes from desktop to production servers. The aim of featuring DKS is to make Kubernetes easier, more secure, and more accessible.
Furthermore, the latest offering will include new lifecycle automation tools for day 1 and day 2 operations, and additional security improvements. The lifecycle automation tools will help customers to expand the deployment of containers on the required infrastructure.