Setting up Docker on Ubuntu 15.10

For the next five days, I will be on an innovation week, as my company calls it. I will be away from the daily business and dig into one topic of my own choice, but of course related to current challenges within the company. And since service-oriented architecture is something that moves us in the moment, I chose service scalability as my topic. But for that to work, I need a quick way to set-up services within their own context, making it possible to add more service nodes when needed. And after a quick research, I will use docker, another hot topic in the web industry.

As a working environment, I will use the current version of Ubuntu Linux, which has the big advantage, that it supports containerization on the operating system level. And I know the system for quite some time, having a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows on my home computer since ages. For this current challenge, I updated to the current version (15.10) and installed docker. That turned out to be not so easy, so I wished I had known this video before, which describes it all in a very elaborated English and with amply detail.

I haven’t spent too much thoughts on the actual application design, but the set-up suggested in the docker birthday challenge seems quite interesting and sufficing.