At both Alm. Brand and Docker, we’ve been running Docker Enterprise in production since the first beta. Both teams have gathered several learnings that were ripe for being codified, both to save time and provide certainty in daily operations. This is the story of how each company moved to a more automated and declarative approach.
In this talk, we will share how Alm. Brand and Docker use tools like Packer, Terraform, Ansible, Cloudformation, Salt, and GitLab to build and upgrade Docker Enterprise clusters, comparing how both companies have solved for automating the Docker Enterprise infrastructure lifecycle. This approach focuses on immutable or disposable infrastructure, software components, and most importantly the processes to help you build your own automation solution for Docker Enterprise to fit your infrastructure needs.