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Update: On July 22, 2019, the Docker team announced that the Docker Enterprise 3.0 will be generally available. He also added that more than 2,000 people have tried the Docker Enterprise 3.0 public beta program

On April 24, the team at Docker announced Docker Enterprise 3.0, an end-to-end container platform that enables developers to quickly build and share any type of application (from legacy to cloud-native) and securely run them anywhere, from hybrid cloud to the edge. It is now available in Public Beta

Docker Enterprise 3.0 delivers new desktop capabilities, advanced development productivity tools, a simplified and secure Kubernetes stack, and a managed service option to make Docker Enterprise 3.0 the platform for digital transformation.

Jay Lyman, the Principal Analyst for 451 Research, “Docker’s new Enterprise 3.0 promises to automate the ‘development to production’ experience with new tooling that aims to reduce the friction between dev and ops teams.”

What can you do with the new Docker Enterprise 3.0?

Integrated Docker Desktop Enterprise

Docker Desktop Enterprise provides a consistent development-to-production experience with a set of automation tools. This makes it possible to start with the developer desktop, deliver an integrated and secure image registry with access to the Hub ecosystem, and then deploy to an enterprise-ready and Kubernetes-conformant environment.

Docker Kubernetes Services (DKS) can simplify the scaling and deployment of applications

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.

Docker Applications for high-velocity innovation

Docker Applications are based on the CNAB open standard. It removes the friction between Dev and Ops by enabling teams to collaborate on an application by defining a group of related containers that work together to form an application.

It also eliminates the configuration overhead by integrating and automating the creation of the Docker Compose and Kubernetes YAML files, Helm charts, etc.

It also includes Application Templates, Application Designer and Version Packs, using which Docker Applications makes it possible for flexible deployment across different environments, delivering on the “code once, deploy anywhere” promise.

With the announcement of Docker Enterprise 3.0, Docker also introduced Docker Enterprise-as-a-service – a fully-managed service on-premise or in the cloud.

To know more about this news in detail, head over to Docker’s official announcement.

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