Software Delivers Docker Performance for Enterprises That Demand Deployment Automation with Governance Control.
San Francisco (PRWEB) July 21, 2015–DCHQ, a startup building software for enterprises using Docker for application deployment and lifecycle management, has launched its first product into general availability.
- DCHQ On-Premise v1.0 now in general availability
- Combines Docker agility with app lifecycle management, policy and governance controls
- 35 users participated in beta program, including startups and large enterprises
- Commercially licensed solution with enterprise grade support
- Installed on-premise on RHEL, Ubuntu or CentOS via shell script or automated deployment from the DCHQ.io SaaS Platform
DCHQ founder and CEO Amjad Afanah, a veteran of VMware product management, says that his enterprise-oriented view of the data center brings a set of capabilities to DCHQ On-Premise that are missing from competitive offerings.
“Enterprises have very specific requirements for deployment of new technologies,” said Afanah. “Docker is very powerful, but to move beyond the experimental stage, enterprises need granular access controls and policies. DCHQ On-Premise gives infrastructure operators the controls they need while still giving app developers the agility they want when moving from dev/test to production. Our software makes devs happy while ensuring that the right applications are deployed by the right individuals to the right environments. You need both to succeed.
“Enterprises want deployment automation solutions that let them model complex applications with cross-image environment variable dependencies that can be updated post-provisioning.”
DCHQ On-Premise manages backups, auto scaling and monitoring. The product provides an intuitive interface to build multi-tier applications with support for Docker Compose, JSON, cross-image environment variable bindings, extensible BASH script plug-ins that can be invoked at request time or post-provision, application clustering and auto scaling. It orchestrates application deployments on Linux hosts running on-premise or in the public cloud using an agent-based architecture with support for capacity-based placement, host and cluster monitoring and out-of-box alerts and notifications.
DCHQ On-Premise also provides granular access controls to clusters, plug-ins, application templates and Docker repositories, including Docker Hub, Quay and Red Hat Registry. Compute resources can be grouped into clusters and made available to the appropriate teams. Individual developers can register their own local machines and deploy “IT-blessed” application stacks locally. Development teams can also control who is able to pull and push images to any of the registered image repositories.
Quotes From Supporters and Users
"As Docker and other containerization technologies see adoption within the enterprise, we see a huge opportunity to build tools to help organizations adapt to this model and manage application deployments with software that addresses their unique needs. DCHQ's team comes with deep knowledge of the enterprise customer and has developed a compelling set of tools for enterprise CIOs looking to take advantage of containers."
—Parker Thompson, partner, 500 Startups
"As a SaaS company that relies on Docker containers, we need a platform that enforces policies without getting in the way of innovation. Our developers can't be slowed down by manual server handling. We need the ability to quickly iterate in an ordered environment. DCHQ and the support behind it are impressive, and we look forward to seeing what they do in the next version."
—Anders Fredriksson, founder, ProLeads.io
About DCHQ, Inc.
DCHQ, Inc. is a startup building software for enterprises using Docker for application deployment and lifecycle management. The company was founded by MIT graduate Amjad Afanah, who formerly managed application automation offerings for VMware and cloud management solutions for Oracle. The company was launched in 2015 as a part of the 500 Startups accelerator program in San Francisco. More at http://www.DCHQ.co and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dchqinc.