The Flexibility and Ease of Use of Docker
Also at Amazon re:Invent there were two other interesting announcements and discussions.
First, NetApp announced their Cloud ONTAP being the first storage provider to provide a true software defined storage play into the cloud. Additionally, Catalogic Software announced their ECX product (http://bit.ly/1oVGQe4), in a Docker container, that manages NetApp data both on prem and in the cloud. This too is a first for data management software technology. What is interesting here is it took Catalogic 48 hrs to 'port' its technology to a Docker instance, load it in the cloud, test it with NetApp's Cloud ONTAP and have it running. Impressive. It says a lot about the Docker technology to be able to do stuff like this and helps IT move now "at the speed of business".