Tame the Docker Life Cycle with SUSE


John S. Tonello

It’s no accident or mere passing fad that containers are revolutionizing how IT shops of all sizes do their work. Whether you’re looking to make better use of existing data-center resources or improve portability to the cloud, Docker and the new-found freedom it offers to use virtual environments for everything from development to enterprise applications holds a lot of promise.

The challenge is figuring out how best to move beyond a standard Docker install to an enterprise-worthy solution that’s secure, easy to manage and scalable. It’s also important to find ways to manage all your containers easily as well as the images you modify and plan to reuse. After all, containers are only part of any enterprise, which is now a healthy mix of bare-metal boxes, virtual machines, containers and on- and off-premises clouds. Tools that can help provide a common framework—and familiar interfaces—are critical.

With SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 12 and the tools it offers, you and your team can begin to solve real-world problems, tame the Docker life cycle, and create, run and maintain containers at nearly any scale.


About the Author: 

John S. Tonello is the Director of IT and Communications Manager for NYSERNet, New York’s regional optical networking company, serving the state’s colleges, universities and research centers. He’s been a Linux user and enthusiast since building his first Slackware system from diskette more than 20 years ago.