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Yesterday, at DockerCon Europe 2018, the Docker community announced the Docker Desktop Enterprise, an easy, fast, and a secure way to build production-ready containerized applications.

Docker Desktop Enterprise

Docker Desktop Enterprise is a new addition to Docker’s desktop product portfolio, which currently includes the free Docker Desktop Community products for MacOS and Windows.

The Docker Desktop Enterprise version enables developers to work with the frameworks and languages they are comfortable with. It will also assist IT teams to safely configure, deploy, and manage development environments while adhering to corporate standards practices. Hence the enterprise version enables organizations to quickly move containerized applications from development to production and reduce their time to market.

Features of Docker Desktop Enterprise

Enterprise Manageability

With Docker Desktop Enterprise, IT teams and application architects can present developers with application templates designed specifically for their team, to bootstrap and standardize the development process and provide a consistent environment all the way to production.

For the IT team, the Docker Desktop Enterprise is packaged as standard MSI (Win) and PKG (Mac) distribution files. These files work with existing endpoint management tools with lockable settings via policy files. This edition also provides developers with ready to code, customized and approved application templates.

Enterprise Deployment & Configuration Packaging

IT desktop admins can deploy and manage Docker Desktop Enterprise across distributed developer teams with their preferred endpoint management tools using standard MSI and PKG files. Desktop administrators can also enable or disable particular settings within Docker Desktop Enterprise to meet corporate standards and provide the best developer experience.

Application architects provide developers with trusted, customized application templates through the Application Designer interface in Docker Desktop Enterprise, helping to improve reliability and security by ensuring developers start from approved designs.

Increase Developer Productivity and Ship Production-ready Containerized Applications

Developers can quickly use company-provided application templates that instantly replicates production-approved application configurations on the local desktop by using the configurable version packs. With these version packs, developers can now synchronize desktop development environment with the same Docker API and Kubernetes versions that are used in production with Docker Enterprise. No Docker CLI commands are required to get started with Configurable Version Packs.

Developers can also use the Application Designer interface, template-based workflows for creating containerized applications. If one has never launched a container before, the Application Designer interface provides the foundational container artifacts and user’s organization’s skeleton code to help users get started with containers in minutes.

Read more about Docker Desktop Enterprise here.

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