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Nine Questions To Ask About Docker

Docker — Or Whatever Comes In Its Wake — Will Change The Application Delivery Landscape

March 9, 2015

Why Read This Report

Over the past year or so, Docker, the operating system (OS) level container technology, has created quite an industry stir. Docker promises faster application delivery cycles and reduced production infrastructure costs, and major vendors like Amazon, Google, IBM, and even Microsoft are falling over themselves to get on board. Broad vendor support is an important but insufficient characteristic of enterprise readiness. It is clear that OS-level containers are beneficial for application architectures and life cycles, but several important questions remain about Docker. This report clarifies for app developers the most significant things that are known about Docker and the critical questions that remain. App devs can use this to plan their approach to investigating, adopting, and managing risks around Docker, OS-level containers, and their relationship to platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings.

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Table of Contents

  • Docker Feeds The Need For Faster App Delivery Cycles
  • Questions About Docker: How Far? How Fast? How Secure? How Long?
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