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Docker in Production: Lessons from the Trenches by Justin Cormack, Joe Johnston, Milos Gajdos, Antoni Batchelli, John Fiedler

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Preface

Docker is the new sliced bread of infrastructure. Few emerging technologies compare to how fast it swept the DevOps and infrastructure scenes. In less than two years, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and nearly every cloud provider announced support for running Docker containers. Dozens of Docker related startups were funded by venture capital in 2014 and early 2015. Docker, Inc., the company behind the namesake open source technology, was valued at about $1 billion USD during their Series D funding round in Q1 2015.

Companies large and small are converting their apps to run inside containers with an eye towards service oriented architectures (SOA) and microservices. Attend any DevOps meet-up from San Francisco to Berlin or peruse the ...

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