Chapter 13. Conclusion

At this point you have had a solid tour through the Docker ecosystem, and have seen many examples of how Docker can benefit you and your organization. We have tried to map out some of the common pitfalls and impart some of the wisdom that we have picked up over the many years that we’ve run Docker in production. Our experience has shown that the promise of Docker is quite achievable, and we’ve seen significant benefits in our organizations as a result. Like other powerful technologies, Docker is not without its compromises, but the net result has been a big positive for us, our teams, and our organizations. If you implement the Docker workflow and integrate it into the processes you already have in your organization, there is every reason to believe that you can significantly benefit from it as well. So let’s quickly review the problems that Docker is designed to help you solve and some of the power it brings to the table.

The Challenges Docker Addresses

In traditional deployment workflows, there are often a multitude of required steps that significantly contribute to the overall pain felt by teams. Every step you add to the deployment process for an application increases the risk inherent in shipping it to production. Docker combines a workflow with a simple toolset that is directly targeted at addressing these concerns. Along the way, it squarely aims your development processes toward some of the industry’s best practices, and its opinionated approach ...

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