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At its annual enthusiasm fest in San Francisco on Wednesday, software container popularizer Docker shifted from technical talk to evangelism with previews of product improvements and the usual Silicon Valley word salad about changing the world.
Golden State Warriors "Hype Man" Franco Finn arrived on stage at DockerCon to introduce CEO Steve Singh with far too much enthusiasm for the typically sedate group of command line twiddlers in the auditorium. Those who follow professional basketball might understand the reason for his presence.
Singh - SAP - Veteran - Helm - Docker
Singh, an SAP veteran who took the helm at Docker a year ago, attempted to situate the company in the current tech landscape by enumerating what he claimed were Docker's core principles: choice, security and agility.
These principles could (and arguably do) describe the aspirations of many other software vendors. Try to imagine how well the opposite pitch would go over: "You'll do it our way, slowly, and then lose your data."
Docker - Differentiators - Context - News - Day
But Docker's designated differentiators become more meaningful in the context of the big news of the day: the planned addition of federated application management to Docker Enterprise Edition.
As Scott Johnston, chief product officer, explained in a phone briefing with The Register, "federated application management allows ops teams to deploy apps across different types of clusters but do so with a consistent UI, security and deployment model."
Docker - Company - Docker - EE - Business
Docker, the company, has positioned Docker EE, its business product, as a neutral connective layer for the hybrid cloud, one that unifies the management of containerized apps in on-premises data centers and hosted Kubernetes-based cloud services, namely Azure AKS, AWS EKS and Google GKE.
To sweeten the deal further, it plans to add support for Windows Server containers on Kubernetes in Docker EE.
Docker - Software - Layer - Features - Half
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