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My Three Favorite New Features in Docker Enterprise Edition

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My Three Favorite New Features in Docker Enterprise Edition
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I’ve been at Docker for just over two years now, and I’ve worked with every version of Docker Enterprise Edition (née Docker Datacenter) since before there even was a Docker Enterprise Edition (EE). I’m more excited about this new release than any previous release.

There are several new features that are going to ease the management of your applications (both traditional and cloud-native) wherever you need them to run: the cloud or the data center, virtual or physical, Linux or Windows – and now even IBM Z mainframes.

It would take too long to discuss all of the new features, so with that in mind, I’m going to talk about my three favorite features in Docker EE 17.06.

Hybrid-OS Clusters

Docker and Microsoft introduced support for Windows Server containers last fall. This was a major milestone that helped Docker move towards the goal of embracing apps across the entirety of the data center. With this latest release Docker extends hybrid OS operations even further: IT admins can now build and manage clusters comprised of Linux, Windows Server 2016, and IBM Z mainframes  – all from the same management plane. This means you can manage applications comprised of both Windows and Linux components from Docker Universal Control Plane. For instance, you can run your web front end on Linux and connect that to Microsoft SQL Server running on Windows.

Read the entire article here, My Three Favorite New Features in Docker Enterprise Edition

 

via the fine folks at Docker.

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