Latest updates of the Docker Enterprise platform, released last week, offer support for the latest versions of Window's North, a migration program for companies that want to contain applications for obsolete versions of this enterprise OS.
According to Spicevorks, up to 70 percent of Windows Server applications continue to run on versions 2003-2008 of this operating system. This is a serious problem, as Microsoft discontinued support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, and the Windows Server 2008 service will end in the next two years.
Docker Enterprise 2.1 with the WindowS Server Application Migration program provides businesses with the ultimate chance of retaining pristine applications without official Microsoft support, helping them maintain compliance with various new regulations.
Applications are packaged in Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 containers, which are then launched on new versions of the Microsoft Corporate Platform. Users can choose between Windows Server 2016, 1709, 1803, and 2019. These editions can run in the premium version or on the cloud cloud services of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
The migration program includes: Docker Professional Services – help from Docker experts who do most of the work for clients; Docker Application Converter, which automatically searches for obsolete software to be migrated; Docker is a certified infrastructure to ensure that applications migrate without problems.
The new release of Docker also received support for Windows Server 1709, 1803 and Windows Server 2019 (version 2016 was previously supported). Among other significant innovations – support for Kubernetes 1.11 and auto-scaling pods (one or more containers with the same IP address within a cluster).