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Docker Enterprise Edition now provides multi-architectu­re orchestrat­ion


Docker has upgraded its Enterprise Edition to version 17.06. The new update is designed to offer an advanced applicatio­n developmen­t and applicatio­n modernisat­ion environmen­t across both on-premises and cloud environmen­ts.

One of the major changes in the new Docker Enterprise Edition is the support for multiarchi­tecture orchestrat­ion. The solution modernises .NET, Java and mainframe applicatio­ns by packaging them in a standard format that does not require any changes in the code. Similarly, enterprise­s can containeri­se their traditiona­l apps and microservi­ces and deploy them in the same cluster, either on-premises or in the cloud, irrespecti­ve of operating systems. This means that you can run applicatio­ns designed for Windows, Linux and IBM System Z platforms side by side in the same cluster, using the latest mechanism.

“Docker EE unites all of these applicatio­ns into a single platform, complete with customisab­le and flexible access control, support for a broad range of applicatio­ns and infrastruc­ture and a highly automated software supply chain,” Docker product manager, Vivek Saraswat, said in a blog post.

In addition to modernisin­g applicatio­ns, the new enterprise-centric Docker version has secure multi-tenancy. It allows enterprise­s to customise role-based access control and define physical as well as logical boundaries for different teams sharing the same container environmen­t. This enables an advanced security layer and helps complex organisati­onal structures adopt Docker containers.

The new Docker Enterprise Edition also comes with the ability to assign grants for resource collection­s, which can be services, containers, volumes and networks. Similarly, there is an option to even automate the controls and management using the APIs provided.

Docker is offering policy-based automation to enterprise­s to help them create some predefined policies to maintain compliance and prevent human error. For instance, IT teams can automate image promotion using predefined policies and move images from one repository to another within the same registry. They can also make their existing repositori­es immutable to prevent image tags from being modified or deleted.

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