1DockerCon Showcases New Docker Release, Containers-as-a-Service Model
Docker fans celebrated and learned about all things containers at the DockerCon 16 conference.
2Containers Are About Applications
While 4,000 people came to DockerCon to learn about containers, Docker founder Solomon Hykes emphatically stated during his keynote that it’s really the applications that matters.
3There Are Now 460,000 Dockerized Applications
During his keynote, Docker CEO Ben Golub highlighted the growth of Docker’s community with a series of statistics. Among the big numbers is that there are now 460,000 applications that have been “dockerized.”
4‘Demo Gods’ Appeased With Espresso
There are always many live demos at the DockerCon events, and a tradition that has arisen is to make an offering to the so-called “demo gods” in the hope that the live demos will work. At DockerCon 16, the offering was a shot of espresso.
5Docker for Mac and Windows Enters Public Beta
After being in a private beta since March, the Docker native application for Apple Mac and for Microsoft Windows entered a public beta on June 20.
6Docker for AWS and Azure Enter Public Beta
Hykes also used his time on the keynote stage to announce the public betas for Docker for AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Docker for Azure, providing users with a more integrated experience of the public cloud with Docker.
7Docker Store Provides a Marketplace for Dockerized Apps
While Docker has had an online repository for Docker apps called Docker Hub for nearly two years, there hasn’t been a commercial store from which users could purchase apps. At DockerCon, the initial private beta of Docker Store was announced, providing a curated store of apps that users can obtain.
8Microsoft Embraces Docker
Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich announced new support for the Docker Datacenter container management and deployment platform running on Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.
9IaaS, PaaS and CaaS
Golub explained that infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is sometimes more than what an organization needs and sometimes platform as a service (PaaS) doesn’t deliver as much as an organization wants. To that end, Golub sees the emerging containers-as-a-service (CaaS) space growing, which is where Docker is aiming to play with its Docker Datacenter technology.
10Multiple Elements Involved in Docker Security
In a DockerCon session, Cem Gurkok, lead information security engineer at Salesforce, detailed the many different steps and elements needed to secure a Docker development pipeline.
11DockerCon Had Many Big Name Sponsors
While Docker Inc. is the lead commercial entity behind Docker, there were many commercial sponsors, including Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, behind the DockerCon event.
12Party at the Seattle Space Needle
The big DockerCon 16 event was held at the iconic Seattle Space Needle and adjoining Experience Music Project Museum.