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ThousandEyes Announces Docker Container Support
ThousandEyes, the network intelligence company that delivers visibility into every network, today announced support for deployment of Enterprise Agents within Docker containers. Docker containers are fast becoming the prevalent instrument for application development and deployment, and support for Docker container deployments enables organizations to automate deployment of ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents within their network. Now organizations can more rapidly extend network visibility from the branch office to the data center and facilitate expanded network visibility and insights in these highly dynamic environments.

"Docker and containers can offer a simpler, faster way to develop and deploy applications in today's fast-moving markets, but on their own they don't always have the accompanying tools and assurances in infrastructure management, networking and other areas that are needed and expected by enterprise end users," said Jay Lyman, Research Manager, Cloud Management and Containers at 451 Research. "Support for greater network visibility and assurance with Docker from organizations like ThousandEyes can help to close that gap and make use of containers and automation a reality for more organizations."

Docker containers are a simple and standardized way to build, deploy and run applications. With this support, ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents now more easily deploy within the organization's IT infrastructure delivering deep network performance insights to key services and applications traversing an organization's branches and data centers, as well as WAN and external providers. ThousandEyes' Docker support enables organizations to more rapidly deploy Enterprise Agents and build automated clusters across multiple locations, offering a valuable solution for DevOps, cloud-native companies, and other organizations moving to containerized environments.

"Cloud goes hand-in-hand with Docker containers. Organizations that utilize container technology typically employ DevOps processes and approaches with cloud technologies," said Nick Kephart, Head of Product Marketing at ThousandEyes. "As adoption of container technology matures and use cases expand, more organizations will deploy additional operational services using Docker. ThousandEyes provides visibility into the operations of the underlying network and its impact on the increasingly distributed applications that traverse it. Our support for Docker containers means that network operations teams can more easily and automatically deploy ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents anywhere and everywhere they need. Our DevOps and cloud-native customers will find a great deal of value in this new support."

ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents facilitate visibility and insight into network performance from within enterprise environments to critical services and applications. These agents help see into network links carrying VoIP and Unified Communications traffic, or into the MPLS or VPN links between enterprise sites. Additionally, customers who deploy agents in IaaS environments such as AWS, Azure or Google Compute Engine will find Docker to be an easy and efficient deployment method given their native support options.

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016 8:31 AM by David Marshall
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