The introduction of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) is extremely exciting and when combined with the Docker Certification program, it provides a framework for certifying technology from their ecosystem partners i.e. ISV containers that run on top of the Docker platform, and the networking and storage plugins that extend the Docker platform.
Fluid is extremely pleased to announce its participation and acceptance of Fluid into the Docker Certification Program. This will allow us to participate in a framework to integrate and certify our technology to the Docker Enterprise Edition commercial platform.
This is important to Fluid as the Docker Certified Program is designed for both technology partners and customers to recognize Containers and Plugins that excel in quality, collaborative support and compliance.
In addition to testing and certifying containers and plugins on Docker EE, both Docker and the Fluid will provide cooperative support so that customers can confidently use these products.
Docker Certified is aligned to the availability of the Docker EE platform and gives enterprises a trusted way to run more technology in containers with support from both Docker and the publisher.
There are three categories of Docker Certified available:
- Certified Infrastructure: These are operating systems and cloud providers that Docker integrates to and packages as part of Docker Enterprise Edition.
- Certified Container: Independent Software Vendors (ISV) are able to package and distribute their software as containers directly to the end user.
- Certified Plugin: Networking and Volume plugins for Docker EE are now available to be packaged and distributed to end users as containers.
It is our opinion, that Docker is the world’s leading software containerization platform.
The key benefits include (to mention just a few that are critical to Fluid);
- A portable deployment of applications as a single object.
- It is application-centric versus machine/server-centric;
- It supports automatic container builds;
- It has built-in version tracking;
- It provides for reusable components;
- It has a public registry for sharing containers (AND it’s very own store); and
- A growing tools’ ecosystem from the published API.
The above could be viewed as typical statements made in a “sales pitch”. However, there is real value for an organization like ours requiring tools to streamline development, deployment and runtime operations. It further delivers on the challenge when competing containerization software is introduced – not just from the perspective of where the software currently is, but what the vision is for each of them is, going forward.
Fluid has been running in Docker for two years and we were able to perform cloud based deployments, as well as on-site enterprise deployments, with ease.
It is clear that Docker has exhibited strong growth and has superior reach. All our requirements are not only met but exceeded. The Docker Store is the first choice for Fluid as we regard it as the “App Store” for Enterprise Software.
So, for Fluid the choice was simple.
We are extremely proud of our association with Docker and we are excited to see what the future brings.