Cloud & Things and IIS Organized Docker Event
Cloud & Things, together with our partner IIS Technologies, organized a Docker event on October 11, 2017, at the Albany Hilton. Primarily attended by individuals representing a range of NYS government agencies and a few from private sector, the event was intended to educate participants on Docker technology; its recent use cases for legacy application modernization, hybrid cloud deployment models, and implementing secured infrastructure with DevOps culture. The participants were also educated on various type of container technology and where to get resources, lab-type environments, and enterprise capabilities to have successful, timely, and cost effective implementations.
Docker is an integrated container management and security platform. Originally developed as an open-source project, Docker is now the leading Container-as-a-Service platform. A Docker container allows an application to run anywhere the Docker engine runs (from Windows, Linux, x86 platforms, RISC platforms and even IBM zLinux Mainframes… so almost everywhere!) by packaging each application with everything it needs to run. Within days, or even a few minutes, an application can be up and running in a new environment, rather than it taking weeks or months. Docker creates an environment where even the oldest legacy app can be packaged with everything it needs to run on the newest platforms, with little to no changes to the actual code, and provides a path for the modernization of existing applications.
Docker is great for organizations looking to move their operations into the cloud (no matter which kind: public, private, on premise or even hybrid cloud deployments!) or organizations that were previously held back by older or otherwise more complicated applications that, traditionally, would be very difficult to move, as well as for building new apps and microservices-based architecture that will instantly be portable and scalable in whichever cloud environment used.
We are looking forward to hosting more events like this in the future!