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Real User
Designer and Developer at a tech services company
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Docker is by far is creating your own image. By creating your own image, you can have an environment for whatever you are working on that is… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Docker has allowed me to have pre-defined working environments that can be moved to the cloud and I know they will be exactly the same. Something can be deployed to the… more »

What needs improvement?

Docker is already aware of how faulty their file system volume mounting technology is on the Mac. I see that they are making improvements in that area, but there is still… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The Docker community edition is free. I don’t have any experience with their paid versions. I have not felt the need to upgrade.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used Vagrant. I switched because of Docker’s speed, ease of creating images, and its low overhead.

What other advice do I have?

I think that Docker is the best among its peers. Creating, downloading, uploading, and sharing images is faster than doing the same on something like Vagrant. When using… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I tried Docker because there was a bit of hype around it. I had been using Vagrant. I did not know about things like LXD before starting to experiment with Docker. If… more »
Vendor
Senior Software Architect with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 02 2015

What do you think of Docker?

Originally posted at http://technologyconversations.com/2015/08/26/configuration-management-in-the-docker-world/ Anyone managing more than a few servers can confirm that doing such a task manually is a waste of time and risky. Configuration management (CM) exists for a long time and there is no single reason I can think of why one would not use one of the tools. The question is not whether to adopt one of them but which one to choose. Those that already embraced one or the other and invested a lot of time and money will probably argue that the best tool is the one they chose. As things usually go, the choices change over time and the reasons for one over the other might not be the same today as they were yesterday. In most cases, choices are not based on available options but by the…

What is Docker?

Docker provides an integrated technology suite that enables development and IT operations teams to build, ship, and run distributed applications anywhere. Docker allows you to package an application with all of its dependencies into a standardized unit for software development. Docker containers wrap up a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything it needs to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, anything you can install on a server. This guarantees that it will always run the same, regardless of the environment it is running in.

Docker customers

illumina, Groupon, PayPal, ebay, ING, New Relic