By Amjad Afanah | March 16, 2017
We’re so excited to be sponsoring #DockerCon this year. It’s been a big year for us so far – we recently announced what we’ve achieved since launching HyperGrid in July 2016. One major accomplishment in Q4 of last year was our launch of HyperCloud™, our full-stack on premises enterprise cloud platform. And we recently shared that our HyperCloud™ Block Storage Volume Plugin has been “Docker Certified” and is available in the Docker Store. Building on our partnership with Docker, we wanted to provide five other reasons why we’re sponsoring DockerCon and countdown to the conference starting April 17…
Reason #5: Automate the Provisioning of Docker Swarm Clusters on HyperCloud™ or any other Cloud
The search for speed in the software supply chain, fueled by agile methodologies and DevOps practices, has put a tremendous pressure on IT organizations to move towards agile deployment models and scalable application architectures. Containers have undoubtedly been the driving force behind efforts to accelerate software development, cloud migration, and the modernization of legacy applications.
The challenge that most IT organizations face when delivering container services in general lies with the manual processes required to deliver these services and the complexity of a piece-part approach for putting these services together. To provision a Docker Swarm Cluster for example, IT admins may end up going through several manual steps like provisioning multiple networked host machines, then installing Docker Engine 1.12 or later on each of these machines, then initializing Docker Swarm Manager on one of the nodes, and finally executing yet more command line scripts in order for the remaining nodes to join the Docker Swarm Cluster.
In the absence of automated workflows, the IT organization is usually stuck with manual processes that result in long waits experienced by application development teams and rising operational expenses.
HyperCloud™ addresses these challenges by automating the provisioning of Docker Swarm and Docker Universal Control Plane Clusters on 18 clouds and virtualization platforms – including HyperCloud™, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and many others. A self-service library enables the provisioning of IT approved infrastructure to set up the Docker Swarm Clusters in seconds.
With role-based access controls, entitlements, approval, quota and cost metering policies, IT administrators can manage both VM and container usage in Docker Swarm Clusters across the enterprise with cost visibility that promotes better control over spending.
Watch this demo covering the following:
To learn more about HyperCloud™ Compute Service delivering automated, self-service provisioning of VMs you can refer to this whitepaper.