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What is Docker ?

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

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Where to start ?


Useful Articles

Main Resources

General Articles

Deep Dive




Cloud Infrastructure

Good Tips


Continuous Integration

Optimizing Images

Service Discovery



Raspberry Pi & ARM




Dev Tools

Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery

  • Drone - Continuous integration server built on Docker and configured using YAML files.
  • Docker plugin for Jenkins - The aim of the docker plugin is to be able to use a docker host to dynamically provision a slave, run a single build, then tear-down that slave.
  • Captain - Convert your Git workflow to Docker containers ready for Continuous Delivery by @harbur
  • IBM DevOps Services - Continuous delivery using a pipeline deployment onto IBM Containers on Bluemix.
  • Watchtower - Automatically update running Docker containers by @CenturyLinkLabs


  • Last.Backend - Last.Backend platform is designed for automatization of all routine work with the server and deployment of applications in one click using the visual interface.
  • Conduit - Experimental deployment system for Docker by @ehazlett
  • Zodiac - A lightweight tool for easy deployment and rollback of dockerized applications. By @CenturyLinkLabs
  • rocker-compose - Docker composition tool with idempotency features for deploying apps composed of multiple containers.

Hosting for repositories (registries)

Securely store your Docker images.

  • Docker Hub (provided by Docker Inc.)
  • (part of CoreOS) - Secure hosting for private Docker repositories
  • Reesd - Private Docker repositories and redundant storage service by @noteed

Hosting for containers

  • Orchard (part of Docker Inc) - Get a Docker host in the cloud, instantly.
  • StackDock - Docker hosting on blazing fast dedicated infrastructure
  • Tutum - Simple hosting for your Docker containers.
  • Giant Swarm - Simple microservice infrastructure. Deploy your containers in seconds.
  • Triton - Elastic container-native infrastructure by Joyent.
  • Amazon ECS - A management service on EC2 that supports Docker containers.
  • Google Container Engine - Docker containers on Google Cloud Computing powered by Kubernetes.
  • IBM Bluemix - Run Docker containers in a hosted cloud environment on IBM Bluemix.

Reverse Proxy

Web Interface

Local Container Manager

Volume management and plugins

  • Convoy - an open-source Docker volume driver that can snapshot, backup and restore Docker volumes anywhere. By @rancher
  • Docker Unison A docker volume container using Unison for fast two-way folder sync. Created as an alternative to slow boot2docker volumes on OS X. By @leighmcculloch

Useful Images


Storing Images


  • Axibase Time-Series Database (Long-term retention of container statistics and built-in dashboards for Docker. Collected with native Google cAdvisor storage driver.)
  • cAdvisor (Analyzes resource usage and performance characteristics of running containers. created by @Google
  • Dockerana (packaged version of Graphite and Grafana, specifically targeted at metrics from Docker.)
  • Docker-mon (Console-based Docker monitoring) by @icecrime
  • InfluxDB, cAdvisor, Grafana (InfluxDB Time series DB in combination with Grafana and cAdvisor) by @vegasbrianc
  • New Relic New Relics Docker Monitoring tool
  • Prometheus (Open-source service monitoring system and time series database)
  • Ruxit Monitor containerized applications without installing agents or modifiying your Run commands
  • Seagull (Friendly Web UI to monitor docker daemon.) by @tobegit3hub
  • Site24x7 Docker MOnitoring for DevOps and IT is a SaaS Pay per Host model
  • Sysdig: An open source troubleshooting tool that provides a rich set of real-time, system-level information. It has container-specific features and is very useful in Docker environments.
  • Zabbix Docker module: Zabbix module that provides discovery of running containers, CPU/memory/blk IO/net container metrics. Systemd Docker and LXC execution driver is also supported. It's a dynamically linked shared object library, so its performance is (~10x) better, than any script solution.
  • SPM for Docker Monitoring of host and container metrics, Docker events and logs. Automatic log parser. Anomaly Detection and alerting for metrics and logs. @sematext
  • Zabbix Docker - Monitor containers automatically using zabbix LLD feature.


  • Weave (The Docker network) -- Weave creates a virtual network that connects Docker containers deployed across multiple hosts.


  • LogJam (Logjam is a log forwarder designed to listen on a local port, receive log entries over UDP, and forward these messages on to a log collecton server (such as logstash).) by @gocardless
  • Docker-Fluentd: (Docker container to Log Other Containers' Logs. One can aggregate the logs of Docker containers running on the same host using Fluentd.) by @kiyoto
  • Logspout (Log routing for Docker container logs) by @gliderlabs
  • SPM for Docker Monitoring of Metrics, Events and Logs implemented in Node.js. Integrated logagent-js to detect and parse various log formats. @sematext

Deployment and Infrastructure

  • Centurion: Centurion is a mass deployment tool for Docker fleets. It takes containers from a Docker registry and runs them on a fleet of hosts with the correct environment variables, host volume mappings, and port mappings. By @newrelic
  • Clocker: Clocker creates and manages a Docker cloud infrastructure. Clocker supports single-click deployments and runtime management of multi-node applications that run as containers distributed across multiple hosts. It leverages Weave for networking and [Brooklyn][boorklyn] for application blueprints. By @brooklyncentral
  • Cloud 66 - Full-stack hosted container management as a service
  • Docket: Custom docker registry that allows for lightning fast deploys through bittorrent by @netvarun
  • Longshoreman: Longshoreman automates application deployment using Docker. Just create a Docker repository (or use a service), configure the cluster using AWS or Digital Ocean (or whatever you like) and deploy applications using a Heroku-like CLI tool. By longshoreman
  • StackEngine: The StackEngine Free Startup Edition enables you to build, deploy and operate your Docker applications across unlimited hosts. Free Community support via Slack channel gets you rapid access to a community of users and developers ready to help.


Remote Container Manager / Orchestration

  • Kontena (Application Containers for Masses) --
  • Kubernetes (Open source orchestration system for Docker containers by Google) --
  • Shipyard (Composable Docker Management) --
  • Panamax (Docker Management for Humans) --
  • Gaudi (Gaudi allows to share multi-component applications, based on Docker, Go, and YAM) -- project discontinued.
  • CoreOS (Linux for Massive Server Deployments) --
  • Rancher (Portable AWS-style infrastructure service for Docker) --
  • dokku-alt (Dokku fork with Dockerfile support, database plugins, ACL and more)
  • Docker container on Mesos (Docker plus Mesosphere provides an easy way to automate and scale deployment of containers in a production environment)
  • Marathon (Marathon is a private PaaS built on Mesos. It automatically handles hardware or software failures and ensures that an app is "always on")
  • Serf (Service orchestration and management tool) by @hashicorp
  • Flocker (Flocker is a data volume manager and multi-host Docker cluster management tool) by @ClusterHQ
  • Decking: (Decking aims to simplify the creation, organsation and running of clusters of Docker containers in a way which is familiar to developers)
  • Maestro (Maestro provides the ability to easily launch, orchestrate and manage mulitiple Docker containers as single unit) by @tascanini
  • Citadel (Citadel is a toolkit for scheduling containers on a Docker cluster)
  • CloudSlang (CloudSlang is a workflow engine to create Docker process automation)
  • autodock (Daemon for Docker Automation) by @prologic
  • blimp Uses Docker Machine to easily move a container from one Docker host to another, show containers running against all of your hosts, replicate a container across multiple hosts and more. By @defermat and @schvin


  • docker-bench-security script that checks for dozens of common best-practices around deploying Docker containers in production. By @docker
  • notary a server and a client for running and interacting with trusted collections. By @docker

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