Boyd Hemphill from StackEngine will be presenting at the Docker Boston Meetup group this week to talk about what they have learned from talking to businesses about their container management tool, from the characteristics of an ideal containerised application to container inventory.
StackEngine sees an emerging bottleneck with the management of Docker containers and although 2014 saw Docker grow exponentially, it’s shortcoming could be part of the reason for much slower adoption at enterprise level.
The StackEngine tool allows objects to be vertically stacked whilst being highly customisable. Although containers allow environments to be set up in an instant, the challenge of managing overall infrastructure architecture still exists. What StackEngine does is to run agents across the host and VM to create a management mesh to give a real time picture of what is running and how the host is performing.
StackEngine secured $1m in funding last year from Silverton Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners, which is not only an endorsement of the product itself but further pushes the trajectory of container usage into enterprise environments.
For the most challenging environments, StackEngine allows engineers to have full visibility in stopping, starting and moving containers by using simple scripts and running containers across multiple cloud instances.