Shipping containers: Lessons learnt from adopting Docker

tl;dr: We started dealing with Docker in Q3/2016 pursuing the goal of adopting it for an existing system infrastructure. By now we do have several production applications deployed and running as Docker containers. It’s a fairly good approach helping you getting standards into your environment and making life a little easier. It has a learning curve though, and a load of advanced features that might get you off track pretty quickly because you’re tempted to deal with them even while you don’t need them (yet). Don’t try to go full-blown container deployment pipeline in one step but rather try to get your environment transformed in small incremental steps. Make sure you feel safe with each increment, gain experience with all things involved in order to avoid losing control of your systems after a big change. Read on for more…

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