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.
In the fourth update in our series on migrating the entire RightScale platform to Docker, we explain why designing a structured process to organize, store, and pass inputs will help us meet our goals of reusing Docker images across our set of use cases.