Can Docker’s storage, network coups assistance it conquer a enterprise?
April 25, 2017 - storage organizer
What improved approach for Docker Inc. to make a enterprise ambitions famous than by bringing business Visa Inc. and MetLife Inc. on theatre at DockerCon in Austin, Texas, according to Stephen Foskett (pictured), organizer in arch of Tech Field Day, days held via a year that move together information record product vendors and eccentric suspicion leaders.
“Docker is not usually prepared to be in a craving and not usually has a collection to be in a enterprise, though is already there with some vital customers,” Foskett said.
Containers, a virtualization process for deploying and regulating program apps, are exploding in a enterprise, a win Docker hopes to enhance on with Docker Enterprise Edition, that provides an integrated, tested and approved height for apps regulating on craving Linux or Windows handling systems and cloud providers.
The association is also swelling out in other, some-more surprising, ways, Foskett told Stu Miniman (@stu), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, during a DockerCon event.
For one thing, Docker has prolonged enclosed a special storage covering for containers, something that undetermined Foskett during first. “Here’s a association that knows zero about storage or networking building a storage and networking system. You know, what’s wrong with these people?” were his initial thoughts, he said.
However, his perspective has grown some-more nuanced. Docker’s new work building a network for a container-management complement Swarm is encouraging, Fosskett said.
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“Docker invested flattering heavily in formulating a — we don’t wish to contend a genuine craving networking covering — though a improved networking covering for Swarm,” he said. “And we consider that might be a highway pointer of what they might do for storage as well.”
This might not be craving grade, though it could during slightest be scalable and distributed storage for Swarm customers, he added.
In a brief term, many enterprises regulating Docker containers will opt for storage plugins from companies like Nimble or NetApp Inc. or enclosure storage arrays from StorageOS Ltd. and others, Foskett predicted.
Watch a finish video talk below, and be certain to check out some-more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s eccentric editorial coverage of DockerCon US 2017 Austin.