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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 repository 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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An introduction to Containers

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

Find out the answers to these questions and more in this introduction to Container Engines and OS Level Virtualisation featuring Docker and Kubernetes.

Hyve's Docker Solution

Our Docker hosting platform allows you to accelerate your development by creating containers quickly and easily on our high-performance cloud. We take the complexity out of performance monitoring and module installation, offering a range of services to suit all developers.

Our Docker services include:

  • Hosting, deploying and maintenance of the platform
  • 24/7 UK-based support and monitoring from certified Docker experts
  • Enterprise-grade high-availability docker platform
  • Fully Managed software elements and underlying hardware
  • Anti-DDoS protection

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects on GitHub, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. With over 500 members, the foundation fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end-users, and vendors. As Certified Kubernetes Service Providers, Hyve is proud to be a part of the CNCF ecosystem.


Run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the KCSP program is a pre-qualified tier of vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes. Hyve Managed Hosting is recognised for providing Kubernetes support, consulting and professional services for organizations embarking on their Kubernetes journey.

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects to accelerate technology development and industry adoption. With more than 1,000 corporate members across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA, the foundation aims to drive innovation across the globe.

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