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Stackato is the first enterprise-grade, cloud application platform to incorporate Docker, an open-source project focused on packaging and deploying Linux Containers (LXC). In addition to securing your application from others in your cloud, these containers also provide a number of benefits to organizations such as utilizing computing resources more efficiently, simplifying the application lifecycle and enabling workload portability.
How do Docker Containers Help?
- Efficient Use of Resources: Docker makes more efficient use of computing resources because it requires only one operating system per server and uses containers to provide the segregated execution environment that individual virtual machines previously provided.
- Simplifying the Application Lifecycle: Docker encapsulates the execution code into a container. The container can be transferred from one location to another so they can be passed from one group to another with no need for separate groups to recreate the same application into different environments via recompiling and repeated configuration.
- Enabling Workload Portability: Docker containers are easily transported and run on any hypervisor environment that supports Linux.
How Stackato and Docker Work Together
Users can deploy their own Docker images to Stackato, or build Docker apps within Stackato. Stackato accelerates application development and management by providing easy to use code deployment inside a Docker container, as well as predefined and managed application data storage. Stackato provides the necessary layer of orchestration--allowing you to quickly shrink or grow the pool of Docker containers within which an application operates.