In the sixth and final part of our series on migrating the entire RightScale platform to Docker, we explain how we were able to achieve our dual goals of accelerating development and saving (a lot) of money.
Docker containers provide a new, portable approach to packaging and deploying services and applications. They are being deployed alongside traditional applications in cloud environments, virtual servers, and, increasingly, on bare-metal servers. Many applications will combine containers, traditional VMs, and other external services. As a result, enterprise IT teams are seeking to manage containerized services as part of their heterogeneous infrastructure environment. RightScale Container Manager provides visibility, monitoring, and management of Docker containers or clusters across clouds and virtual and bare-metal servers.
In the fifth part of our series on migrating our entire RightScale platform to Docker, we cover how we increased velocity and iteration in development and test by leveraging Docker for local development on developer laptops.