Same tools, new solutions
A major benefit of DDC in the enterprise, Johnston said, is in giving both developers and IT operations a common option for managing containers. Devs create containers using the toolset they're already familiar with and deliver the resulting containers to the Docker Registry Service. Ops then creates RBAC-style rules that describe how resources can be managed to run those containers, so devs can perform self-service provisioning for their work.
Johnston emphasized that on both sides of the dev-ops fence, the tooling already in use stays the same; all the existing Docker APIs can still be leveraged. This means existing development, management, and introspection tools, like Splunk or Docker Inspect, all work out of the box.
Johnston also pointed out that DDC is only a first-iteration, 1.0-level product. If enterprises demand more flexibility, Docker will provide it: "We'll continue to look into the market and see where the requirements are coming from," he said.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.