Docker is a go-to open-source platform for building, shipping, and running applications inside discrete software containers. A strong advantage to using Docker is its ability to package an application and its dependencies in these virtual, standardized containers, which can be run on any Linux server, allowing for greater flexibility and portability. As a Docker Partner, our in-house Docker DevOps experts can determine how this efficient tool can help your business run in a more lightweight, agile manner.
Benefits of using Docker:
Consistent Software Deployment: The Docker system is premised on packaging applications into standardized units called containers for software deployment. Because that piece of software is wrapped up in a complete filesystem, from code and runtime to system tools and libraries, consistent deployment is guaranteed, no matter the environment.
Flexible Infrastructure: Because Docker containers are based on open-sourced standards and are not tied to any specific infrastructure, the tool can run on any major Linux distribution, as well as Microsoft operating systems.
Lightweight Operations: Docker’s containers run on a single machine, sharing the same operating system kernel. This enables them to start instantly, use RAM efficiently, and put layered filesystems to good use, providing for effective disk usage and image downloads.
Broad Integration: Docker can be integrated with a number of infrastructure tools and cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins, and Puppet. We are experts in these platforms and tools and can advise you as to which combination will most benefit your organization.
Additional Security: The Docker container system means that different applications are isolated both from one another and from your core infrastructure, therefore adding a unique, additional layer of protection to your organization’s applications.
Creative Development: As a Docker Partner, our developers are empowered by the tool’s isolation aspect, as it circumvents the need for so-called approved language stacks and tools. Rather, we are able to use the best, most appropriate language and tools in order to apply the benefits of Docker’s application service to your business.