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What is Docker? 

Docker is a system designed to simplify and optimise the process of creating, deploying and running applications.

Software programs and applications are created as Docker images and then packaged into Docker containers – these containers include all the parts the program needs in order to run correctly.

A Docker platform is required to run the Docker containers. A single server can run several Docker containers simultaneously. Containers are isolated from each other on the platform but share the Operating System (OS). Sharing the OS means that more resources, such as memory and processing power, can be devoted to the application itself.

A Developer will install their programs inside Docker images that specify their precise contents. A Docker image is a lightweight package of software that includes everything needed to run an application: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries and settings. Docker images are like a template for an application.

This set up means that containers can be run anywhere and each time it will be exactly identical, regardless of the infrastructure it’s running on.

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What are Containers? Why are Containers useful? How do Containers compare to Virtual Machines?

The answers to these questions and more can be found in this introduction to Container Engines and OS Level Virtualisation featuring Docker and Kubernetes.

Hyve's Docker Solution

  • Easy and fast to install and configure
  • Functionality is provided and limited by the Docker API
  • Quick container deployment and scaling even in very large clusters
  • Integrates and works with existing Docker tools
  • Allows you to describe your application lifecycle in detail
  • Docker allows the user to track their container versions with ease to examine any issues between prior versions
  • Docker offers a quick-paced environment that boots up a virtual machine and lets an app run in a virtual environment quickly
  • Documentation provides every bit of information
  • Ensures that application is isolated

Swarm is the native clustering for Docker. Originally Docker Swarm did not provide much in the sense of container automation, but with the update to Docker Engine 1.12, container orchestration is now built into its core with first-party support.

Pros

  • Easy and fast setup
  • Works with other existing Docker tools
  • Lightweight installation
  • Open-source

Cons

  • Limited in functionality by what is available in the Docker API
  • Limited fault tolerance

What are containers?
Containers are essentially a logical packaging mechanism that virtualises operating systems (OS). Application code can be separated from the environment in which it actually runs so that it can be run anywhere – be it a desktop or in the cloud.

Containers v VMs
Containers are often compared with virtual machines (VMs). VMs work with a guest OS such as Windows or Linux running on top of a host OS with virtualized access to the hardware. 

With containers, instead of virtualizing the underlying hardware, they virtualise the OS, so that each individual container accommodates only the application and its libraries and dependencies.

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Certificates & Accreditations

Hyve are committed to maintaining very high levels of information security. To help us achieve this goal we have ISO 27001, ISO 27017 and ISO 9001 accreditations, PCI Compliance and have been part of the G-Cloud framework since 2013.

G-Cloud 11 Framework

We supply secure cloud hosting services to public sector organisations. We follow their high standards of security and compliance to be an approved supplier.

Digital Outcome specialist

The Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework (DOS) is an agreement designed by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Government Digital Service (GDS) to help the public sector buy, design, build and deliver digital outcomes. Hyve’s offering is one of the most comprehensive available

PCI-Compliant

Hyve can help with PCI DSS compliance by assessing your existing hosted environment and recommending solutions that will help you meet the requirements of PCI DSS.

ISO27001

Hyve are committed to maintaining very high levels of information security. To help us achieve this goal, we have attained an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 accreditation.

SOC 2

Hyve Managed Hosting’s System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports are independent third-party examination reports that demonstrate how Hyve achieves key compliance controls and objectives. Hyve’s SOC 2 Report demonstrates Hyve continued commitment to security, platform availability and confidentiality. Hyve Managed Hosting SOC 2 report is available on request.

ISO9001

Hyve’s commitment to quality in all aspects of its business has led to us being awarded ISO 9001 accreditation.

ISO27017

ISO 27017 Cloud security is such an important accreditation to give customers peace of mind. Hyve's commitment to security in all aspects has led us to being award this latest ISO

Cyber Essentials

Hyve continues to ensure the service they offer clients are secure, adding Cyber Essentials to our security certifications continues to show our customers we take security seriously

Cyber Essential Plus

Hyve is very proud to have achieved the Cyber Essentials Plus certification which shows our commitment to our program of continual security improvement.

HIPAA

In order to meet the HIPAA requirements applicable to our operating model, Hyve aligns our HIPAA risk management program with ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 27017 (Cloud security) GDPR (EU 2016/679) and Cyber Essentials, which are higher security standards that map to the HIPAA security rule.

NIS

With new international threats constantly appearing, the National Cyber Security Centre's (part of GCHQ) NIS Directive aims to ensure companies who are, or work with the UK's vital infrastructure follow strict guidelines on security for themselves, their customers and chosen suppliers. Hyve is pleased to announce adherence to all the policies and procedures laid down in the NIS Directive

CSA STAR

CSA STAR is the industry’s most powerful program for security assurance in the cloud. STAR encompasses key principles of transparency, rigorous auditing, and harmonization of standards. The STAR program provides multiple benefits, including indications of best practices and validation of security posture of cloud offerings.

CiSP

CiSP is a joint industry and government initiative set up to exchange cyber threat information in real time, in a secure, confidential and dynamic environment, increasing situational awareness and reducing the impact on UK business.

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