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Docker Desktop Enterprise is the natural evolution of the Docker platform

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
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Moments ago, the Docker team announced the release of the new Docker Desktop Enterprise that promises to be the easiest, fastest and most secure way to create and deliver production-ready containerized applications. Let’s take a look at what this release is all about.

According to the Docker team, Docker Desktop has more than a million users, but while this is an excellent choice for individual use, it lacks certain critical aspects for enterprise use.

Docker Desktop Enterprise is here to fill the gap.

Docker just announced at DockerCon 2018 the release of their new platform that aspires to be the easiest, fastest and most secure way to create and deliver production-ready containerized applications.

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Key features for IT

Enterprise deployment & configuration packaging – enables IT desktop admins to deploy and manage Docker Desktop Enterprise across distributed developer teams with their preferred endpoint management tools using standard MSI and PKG files. No manual intervention or extra configuration from developers is required and desktop administrators can enable or disable particular settings within Docker Desktop Enterprise.

Application templates – Application architects can provide developers with trusted, customized application templates through the Application Designer interface in Docker Desktop Enterprise, helping to improve reliability and security by ensuring developers start from approved designs.

Key features for developers

Configurable version packs – Docker Desktop has Docker Engine and Kubernetes built-in and with the addition of swappable version packs, you can now synchronize your desktop development environment with the same Docker API and Kubernetes versions that are used in production with Docker Enterprise.

Application designer – A new workflow that provides production-ready application and service templates that let you get coding quickly, with the reassurance that your application meets architectural standards. And even if you’ve never launched a container before, the Application Designer interface provides the foundational container artifacts. What’s more, Docker Desktop Enterprise integrates with your choice of development tools, whether you prefer an IDE or a text editor and command line interfaces.

For more information on the new Docker Desktop Enterprise, check out the official announcement.

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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