Application installation business Flexera Software has added Docker container, Windows 10 and Microsoft digital certificate support to its InstallAnywhere 2015.
Installation and deployment options for Docker include creating both Docker images and traditional multiplatform installers from a single InstallAnywhere project. Users can search and pull images from public and private Docker repositories to build containers that run distributed applications on any system or machine where Docker is supported - virtual, physical or cloud.
Other new features include new Windows 10 support to add to the earlier versions of Windows, Apple, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and IBM. New Microsoft SHA-256 certificate support to cater for the January 1, 2016 change when all installations will need to be signed with SHA-256 digital certificates in order to be trusted by Windows. Multiplatform Development Environment support and support for Tomcat and WebSphere Web App Installations to create installers that can securely deploy WAR and EAR files to Apache Tomcat and IBM WebSphere, and new connectors for connecting to IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL.
"Software vendors want to lead their markets by supporting new technologies like Docker, but they realise that many customers still require traditional installers. So, they want to support both without duplicating effort for installation development," said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software. "InstallAnywhere 2015 is the first installation development solution that supports Docker. And it allows application producers to support both traditional multiplatform installations and Docker images from the same project."