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Docker deployment

Marcin Jakubowski 2 weeks ago in Something Else updated 2 weeks ago 3

We are considering changing the installation and deployment method of XTRF TMS for OnPremises customers. Given that current industry standard is Docker, that would be our target.

However, if we go that route, given our not-so-unlimited capacity, we would deprecate and remove the current Windows and Debian packaging after a few months from introducing Docker.

What do you think about such change?

Jakubowski Marcin
XTR Maintenance Manager

We have a classic Debian/Ubuntu installation and not Docker, so a new installation would be needed. So a couple of months does not suit us.

It would be more suitable if for the current LTS version of XTRF you use the 'Debian package' up to EOL, but for the new major release (9.x) you can cancel the classic installation from the start and just have Docker.

Why do you want to move away from Debian packages in the first place?

Will this make managing easier or harder for customers? Are there any benefits to using Docker over packages?

> Why do you want to move away from Debian packages in the first place?

Compatibility with wider range of operating systems

> Will this make managing easier or harder for customers?


That depends on the general level of expertise with Docker among our customers. That's why I'm asking here, to know your opinion.

> Are there any benefits to using Docker over packages?

Unified deployment over wide range of hosts, faster installation and updates.