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OpenCms and Docker
The official OpenCms image in the Docker registry provides a quick way to evaluate and test OpenCms. Docker is an open platform for distributed applications with a very fast rising popularity.
October 2, 2014

We are happy to announce the availability of the official OpenCms image in the Docker registry.

Our Docker image gives you a standard OpenCms system with demo content to be used for evaluation and testing purposes. This is an automated build that includes Tomcat and mySQL.

At the moment this image is meant mostly for development, testing and evaluation purposes. This is why it is called 'simple' in the Docker/GitHub repo. We are working to improve the image with better security, data backup and configuration enhancements so that it can be used in production environments. Stay tuned!

What is Docker and why should you care?

Docker is an open platform for distributed applications. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols provides a nice explanation for the fast rising popularity of Docker in his blog on ZDnet:

"In a nutshell, here's what Docker can do for you: It can get more applications running on the same hardware than other technologies; it makes it easy for developers to quickly create, ready-to-run containered applications; and it makes managing and deploying applications much easier. Put it all together and I can see why Docker is riding the hype cycle as fast as I can recall ever seeing an enterprise technology go."