DockerCon 2016 began yesterday in Seattle with a number of announcements from Docker and key partners.
Here is a quick summary of the day:
- Docker 1.12 with built-in orchestration: starting with version 1.12 Docker added to the core engine a set of new API objects introducing, for example, the ability to describe Services and Nodes and to deploy and manage apps on swarms, aka groups of Docker Engines
- Docker for Mac and Windows Public Beta: after a few months in private beta, Docker for Mac and Windows has been released as public beta. Available to download here
- Docker for AWS and Docker for Azure Private Beta: focused on integration with the underlying cloud infrastructure both products aim to ease the migration of containers between on premises to public cloud infrastructures. Sign up here for the private beta
- Distributed Application Bundles: DAB is an experimental open file format to be used to describe an application made of multiple containers. Starting from Docker Compose and leveraging the new capabilities shipped with Docker 1.12, users can now create DAB files supporting a description of all services, images, ports and network links needed to deploy and run an application
- Docker Support/Improvements across partners: Splunk improved Docker support, Platform 9 Managed Kubernetes, Ansible Container by Red Hat