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Iron.io

May 14, 2015 09:00 ET

IronWorker for Docker Now Provides Full Docker Support

Increased Docker Image Options Mean Developers Now Have Flexibility to Choose Which Approach Best Matches Each Project

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Iron.io, a leading provider of asynchronous computing, today announced it is now providing full support of Docker through IronWorker for Docker. This is possible with the introduction of Docker image flexibility within IronWorker. Developers are now able to use their own custom Docker images hosted on DockerHub as the IronWorker Code Packages.

With these changes to IronWorker for Docker, developers are able to work with Docker images in the way that works best for each particular project. They can still utilize the existing, predefined, IronWorker-provided images that cover most major languages and OS packages, as well as any image from DockerHub, including custom images.

This feature is in beta and is only available on dedicated accounts to begin with. Please contact us if you'd like to try it out.

"As part of our 'Developer Empowerment' philosophy, we're always asking how Iron.io can better match the needs of developers. This change to IronWorker for Docker gives developers more freedom to choose how they work with Docker, while enabling Iron.io to provide full Docker support," said Iron.io CTO Travis Reeder.

Today's announcement is the latest in a series of Docker-related developments for Iron.io, which continues to add new capabilities to match ongoing demand. For example, earlier in 2015, the company announced a new workflow for IronWorker-based Docker that enabled developers to test their worker code locally in the same environment as it is when running on the IronWorker cloud. This streamlined the development process, while improving overall quality.

With the release of this advanced capability, Iron.io removes itself as the gatekeeper for runtime images. Thus, streamlining the process for developers. Iron.io continues to provide a seamless experience for new users, but also provides increased flexibility for customers with more demanding needs.

What is IronWorker

IronWorker provides three pillars of modern application development: (1) asynchronous processing; (2) code and dependency isolation; and (3) the ability to run tasks concurrently at scale. These pillars enable tasks to be processed on-demand and to run in a multi-language containerized environment with streamlined orchestration.

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About Iron.io

Iron.io provides application services for orchestrating and processing event-driven and asynchronous workloads in public and private clouds. Iron.io's messaging queuing, task processing, and job scheduling services are used for event processing, transaction processing, mobile and IoT compute, microservices, and other asynchronous computing patterns within modern cloud applications. Iron.io's customers deliver and process 100s of millions of messages and tasks through IronMQ and IronWorker. Its customers include leading companies such as Hotel Tonight, Turner Broadcasting System, Bleacher Report, YouNow, Untappd, and Periscope. Learn more at www.iron.io.

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