Docker simplifies our custom build and deployment process
June 20, 2018

Docker simplifies our custom build and deployment process

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Docker

Docker is being used across our organization for product development and deployment. We switched to docker in order to replace a custom build and deploy the solution. We have used it as part of our build and deploy system to make the process more flexible and decentralized. It has made it much easier to build out new data centers and is part of our internationalization strategy.
  • Docker provides encapsulation of our deployed software. This allows us to consistently deploy each of our services and webs in a customizable manner.
  • Docker makes it easy to build and release software in both development and production environments
  • Docker allows us to build common baseline environments for consistency across apps while adding app-specific customizations.
  • We have had problems using Docker for local development. There are issues with how it works with our asset build system.
  • Docker has made it possible for us to deploy code faster, increasing the productivity of our development teams.
  • Docker has made it possible for us to decentralize our build and release system. This means that teams can deploy on their own schedule and our dev ops team can concentrate on building better tools rather than deploying for the teams
  • Docker has allowed us to virtualize our entire development process and made it much simpler to build out new data centers. This, in turn, is significantly increasing our ROI by providing a path forward for internationalization.
Prior to docker, we had a custom build and deployment system. For local development, we use VirtualBox to host our VMs, while our custom VMs resided directly on the servers. We chose Docker primarily to allow us to get rid of our custom deployment system, both simplifying build and deploy processes and reducing the support needs of our own custom solution.
Docker is well suited for providing a simple, standardized deployment of our systems that can be reliably reproduced in both development and production environments. Since using Docker, we have been able to decentralize the deployment reducing the load on our dev ops team and making continuous integration processes easier to establish and more flexible to use.