New offering straight from DockerCon19

From the desktop to the cloud: Docker Enterprise 3.0 announced

Sarah Schlothauer
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The public beta for Docker Enterprise 3.0 is now available for registration. Announced at DockerCon19, the new offerings provide added security, integrate Docker Desktop Enterprise, Docker Kubernetes Services, and Docker Applications. These new options aim to reduce workloads and simplify deployment.

DockerCon 2019 has been in full swing in San Francisco. The conference brings some news for its enterprise users. On April 30, 2019 the team announced their next step: Docker Enterprise 3.0.

The usage of containers continues to rise in the enterprise. For instance, a recent study revealed that container tech is the most popular single method for deploying JavaScript in the enterprise. What does this new release bring to container technology and how does it streamline workloads?

Upgraded enterprise platform

According to the announcement blog by David Hamdani, version 3.0 is a “desktop-to-cloud enterprise container platform enabling organizations to build and share any application and securely run them anywhere – from hybrid cloud to the edge”.


Build, share, run. Source.

The latest addition, Desktop Desktop Enterprise brings the enterprise platform straight to developer’s desktops.

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It aims to improve productivity and reduce the time between application development and market deployment. The new user interface streamlines the process, offering template-based workflows. No CLI commands are necessary.

Enhanced services

The new update comes packaged with several new offerings and upgrades to its platform.

Updated security features address access and deployment control. The announcement states that Docker Enterprise 3.0’s security enhancements include Group Managed Service Accounts for Swarm and PKI Certificate-Based Authentication for controlling access. (Recently, Docker was in hot water regarding unauthorized access to Docker Hub database. However, less than 5% of users were affected by this.)

V3.0 brings a new offering: Docker Kubernetes Service (DKS). DKS makes Kubernetes “easier, more secure, and more accessible to the entire organization” and offers support for Container Storage Interface.

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DKS ships with Kubernetes version 1.14 packaged with it, for use right out of the box. It provides integration between Kubernetes from the developer desktop to production servers. Streamline workloads by syncing production environments.

From the press release:

Compatible with Docker Compose, Kubernetes YAML and Helm charts, DKS provides an automated and repeatable way to install, configure, manage and scale Kubernetes-based applications across hybrid and multi-cloud. DKS includes enhanced security, access controls and automated lifecycle management bringing a new level of security to Kubernetes that integrates seamlessly with the Docker Enterprise platform. Customers will also have the option to use Docker Swarm Services (DSS) as part of the platform’s orchestration services.

New Docker Enterprise 3.0 Expands Platform to Drive High-Velocity Application Innovation from the Desktop to the Cloud

Upgrading to 3.0

About the enterprise ecosystem, Steve Singh, Chairman and Docker CEO remarks upon its size.

“Today we have over 750 enterprise customers driving their digital transformation efforts with the Docker platform. These companies are using technology to drive innovation across their entire organization. As the only independent container platform vendor, we’re excited to be able to offer customers high velocity innovation, choice, and security across their entire application portfolio.”

Steve Singh

For now, 3.0 is in its beta phase. Interested users can sign up for the public beta trial

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Sarah Schlothauer is the editor for She received her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. She currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany with her husband and cat where she enjoys reading, writing, and medieval reenactment. She is also the editor for Conditio Humana, an online magazine about ethics, AI, and technology.

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