Docker is an open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications. It gives programmers, development teams and operations engineers the common toolbox they need to take advantage of the distributed and networked nature of modern applications.
LeftShift have several certified Advanced Docker practioners and are currently member partners with Docker whilst working through the process to become authorized consulting, training and reselling partners in the near future.
ChallengesThe increasing emphasis on Continuous Delivery in the IT industry is down to the fact that in the digital age, companies realise that they must be able to deliver value to their customers at a rapidly increasing pace that ‘traditional’ methods of product releasing could not support. Ideas and functionality must move from the ideation phase to the hands of customers as quickly as possible in order to maintain and/ or grow market share in competitive conditions. This business-driven desire for increased release frequency puts pressure on the IT side of the company, often experiencing the following types of challenges:
- > Issues with dependency management
- > Lack of environments to support increased usage requirements
- > Lack of environment standards / baselines leading to elongated development / test cycles
- > Inability to scale
- > Manual or out-of-control deployment & release processes that are not robust or repeatable
- > Lack of control over test and / or production environments
DockerWith Docker consultancy by LeftShift, organisations can optimize their development / testing and release pipeline to ensure reduced risk, cost and time, enabling them to:
- > Reduce time lost due to inconsistent, unavailable, or mis-configured environments
- > Increase release cadence by building a scalable, repeatable & automated continuous delivery pipeline
- > Accelerate development, test & release cycles