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The differences between Docker CE and EE | DevOpsCon 2017

JAX Editorial Team
Docker
Jerome Petazzoni

What’s the difference between the community and enterprise editions of Docker? In this talk, Jerome Petazzoni explains the differences between the two as well as demonstrates what functions are available in each.

The Docker Project delivers a complete open source platform to “build, ship, and run” any application, anywhere, using containers. Docker Engine and the other main components (Compose, Machine, and the SwarmKit orchestration system) are free; but Docker Inc. (the company who started the Docker Project) also has a complete commercial offering named “Docker EE” (for Enterprise Edition) that adds an extra set of features geared at larger organizations, as well as an extended support and release cycle.

In this talk, Jerome Petazzoni explains and demonstrates what you can do using exclusively Docker CE (community, free edition) and which features are added by Docker EE. This talk is for you if you are in the process of selecting a container platform; or if you’re just curious, and want to know exactly what you can do (and cannot do) with Docker CE and EE.

If you’re interested in more from Jerome Petazzoni about Docker, JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc spoke to him at the last DevOpsCon. In this wide-ranging interview, they talked more about some of the most common myths about Docker as well as the differences between CE and EE, what users should expect in the future, and more.

Jerome Petazzoni is a senior engineer at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. In another life he built and operated Xen clouds when EC2 was just the name of a plane, developed a GIS to deploy fiber interconnects through the French subway, managed commando deployments of large-scale video streaming systems in bandwidth-constrained environments such as conference centers, operated and scaled the dotCloud PAAS, and various other feats of technical wizardry. When annoyed, he threatens to replace things with a very small shell script.