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March 2, 2017updated 03 Mar 2017 5:23pm

Cisco, Docker shake-up applications for cloud & data centre

Cisco and Docker enter a worldwide alliance to deliver containerised applications on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

By Ellie Burns

Cisco is set to leverage Docker’s new enterprise offering with the two companies teaming up to deliver container capabilities for application-centric data centres and cloud.

The partnership follows Docker’s earlier launch of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), a new commercial platform which gives enterpises an open container platform to build, run, and operate applications. The new Docker EE establishes the foundation for a Containers as a Service (CaaS) model that becomes the framework for an enterprise software supply chain where any applications (traditional and microservices) can be managed centrally and uniformly across any infrastructure.

Cisco enters the picture with its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Converged Infrastructure solution, with the alliance struck by the two companies hoping to deliver unified solutions for the entire application journey – be it containerising traditional applications, refactoring applications to microservices, or creating new applications.what is docker

Thanks to the tie-up, customers can run Docker EE with Docker Datacenter on Cisco UCS, providing application developers a seamless way to deploy, iterate, re-deploy, and monitor applications onto production infrastructure.

“Enterprises are increasingly looking to Docker to modernise their traditional applications so their investment in Linux and Windows Server applications can achieve major operational efficiencies while making these applications more agile, cloud-ready and more secure,” said Ben Golub, CEO, Docker.

“This strategic partnership brings even more opportunity for these enterprises by running Dockerized applications on a validated Cisco UCS infrastructure that is optimized for security, availability, performance and scale.”

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“The powerful combination of Cisco’s leading UCS product line for Cloud infrastructure and Docker’s containerized technology will offer customers high levels of security, manageability and scale,” said Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Computing Systems Product Group. “Developers and IT, working together, can now build ship and deploy container applications anywhere.”

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