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Layer5 Joins Docker Extension Program Bringing Kubernetes and Service Mesh Management to Docker with Meshery
Layer5, Inc. announced the general availability of the Meshery Docker Extension.

Complementing Docker Desktop's role as the go-to Kubernetes environment for cloud native developers, the Meshery Docker Extension provides easy access to the next layer of cloud native infrastructure: service meshes. As an inaugural Docker Extensions Partner and a maker of industry-defining, cloud native software, Layer5's integration of Meshery provides a visual pathway for existing Docker Compose applications to move into Kubernetes and onto any service mesh.

As a user of the Meshery Docker Extension, Nic Jackson, Principal Developer Advocate of HashiCorp, can convert his Docker Compose apps to Meshery apps. Configuring and deploying Meshery apps to Kubernetes and any service mesh is made simple with the Meshery Docker Extension. HashiCorp is a Layer5 technology partner.

From its genesis, Meshery has natively supported Docker as a deployment platform. With the Meshery Docker Extension the ability for developers to access a Kubernetes environment complete with a service mesh like Consul, Linkerd, Kuma, Istio, and so on. Meshery's deep support for the Cilium Service Mesh is the project's latest service mesh adapter.

"As a Docker Captain, I have always been a proponent of Docker, and in particular its enablement of developer workflows", said Lee Calcote, Founder and CEO of Layer5. "Now, Docker Extensions bring an integrated experience with ecosystem tooling, like Meshery - a critical tool for developers, who are configuring and managing cloud native applications."

MeshMap Docker Extension

The new Meshery Docker Extension brings Layer5 MeshMap, the world's only visual designer for Kubernetes and service mesh deployments, to the desktop of millions of developers. Developers and operators alike can visually configure and operate their cloud native infrastructure and applications using MeshMap's low code visual designer.

Users of the Meshery Docker Extension like, Maximiliano Churichi, Software Engineer at HPE, find convenience in Meshery's functionality directly integrated into Docker:

  • Kubernetes and service mesh support for your Docker Compose apps - Import your Docker Compose apps. Configure and deploy them to Kubernetes and any service mesh.
  • Visual design of Kubernetes applications - Using MeshMap as a visual topology for designing Docker Compose applications, operating Kubernetes, service meshes, and their workloads.
  • Single-click deployment of any service mesh - Support of 10 different service meshes to the fingertips of developers in connection with Docker Desktop's ability to deliver Kubernetes locally.
  • Detection of Kubernetes environments - Scan your kubeconfigs and select your current Kubernetes environment. Switch from one environment to another one.

"Docker is obsessed with developer ergonomics and is committed to filling and improving the developer experience gap," said Webb Stevens, Docker's SVP of Secure Software Supply Chain. "We welcome Layer5 to the Docker Extension marketplace, expanding the applications and capabilities available for millions of registered Docker developers."

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:44 PM by David Marshall
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