Ben Golub

Introducing Docker’s new CEO

Docker has celebrated a number of important milestones lately. March 20th was the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Docker project at PyCon in 2013. April 10th was the fourth anniversary of the day that I joined Solomon and a team of 14 other believers to help build this remarkable company. And, on April 18th, we brought the community, customers, and partners together in Austin for the fourth US-based DockerCon. March 20th, 2013 Docker Team in 2013 DockerCon was a great opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve seen in the past four years. Docker the company has grown from 15 to over 330 talented individuals. The number of contributors to Docker has grown from 10 to over 3300. Docker is used by millions of developers and is running on millions of servers. There are now over 900k dockerized apps that Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Recoding for the Future

It’s been three years since the Docker project launched, and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. In just the past year, we’ve nearly tripled the number of employees and contributors, launched a broad set of both open source and commercial products, and have found ourselves at the center of an industry transformation. To keep pace with our accelerated growth, we’ve decided to re-code our organization to better align with our vision and growth plans for Docker. To that end, we are announcing a couple of promotions and one new addition to the Docker management team.

Ben Golub

In Memoriam: Ian Murdock

Dear friends and members of the open source community, It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ian Murdock passed away on Monday night. This is a tragic loss for his family, for the Docker community, and the broader open source world; we all mourn his passing. To Ian’s children, family and loved ones, we offer our full support and deepest sympathies.

Ben Golub

Open Governance and Collaboration in the Ecosystem is #Trending

Docker is a Founding Member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) The past four weeks has been unparalleled in terms of open, collaborative activity among the ecosystem around container-based technologies. It started with Docker’s efforts in driving the Open Container Initiative (OCI); which was formerly known as the Open Container Project) in concert with Microsoft, Red Hat, Google, and nearly 20 other companies to deliver an open, universal container image format and runtime under the auspices of the Linux Foundation. The response to the OCI has been incredibly positive, and the OCI has already been making huge strides in code creation, spec creation, governance, and membership; please stay tuned for pending updates!

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Ben Golub

Docker and Broad Industry Coalition Unite to Create Open Container Project

This morning, Docker, along with a broad coalition of vendors, users, start-ups, and industry leaders, made one of the more significant [announcements] in the history of containerization. In brief, we are coming together to form a minimalist, non-profit, openly governed project, The Open Container Project, under the auspices of the Linux Foundation for the express purpose of defining common specifications around container format and runtime.  Docker will be donating both our base container format and runtime, runC, to this project, to help form the cornerstone for the new technology.  And, in a particularly exciting recent development, the talented people behind appc are now joining us as co-founders. Participants include, basically, everyone from A to V in the tech industry. This is 20+ organizations including Apcera, AWS, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited , Google, Goldman Sachs, HP, Huawei,  IBM, Intel, Joyent, Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Docker Announces $95m Series D Funding Round

This morning, we announced a $95M Series D funding round that will help ensure that Docker can deliver on an ambitious set of long term priorities. More importantly, we believe that it will enable us to deliver on product, support, and community enablement in a manner worthy of our incredible ecosystem and the sea of change that the open Docker platform is bringing to how distributed applications are built, shipped, and run.

Ben Golub

Thoughts at the Start of DockerCon EU

 The DockerCon EU Venue: NEMO in Amsterdam   As I write this blog post, we are just a few hours from the start of DockerCon EU. So, it feels like a good time to reflect on both where Docker has come from in the ~19 months since Solomon and team started the project and where we are going in the future. WHERE WE’VE COME FROM The progress over the past 19 months (and especially in the five months since we launched Docker 1.0 at DockerCon 14 in San Francisco) has been incredible. Docker is truly blessed to have such an amazing community and, through the combined efforts of users, contributors, and vendors,  Docker has transformed from a great idea to a great technology to a great ecosystem to, frankly, an amazing movement. This movement  will help usher in a new era in the way distributed Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Initial thoughts on the Rocket announcement

When Docker launched 18 months ago, we set out on a mission to build “the button” that enables any application to instantly and consistently run on any server anywhere. Our first task was to define a standard container format that would let any application get packaged into a lightweight container that could run on any infrastructure. With a lot of hard work and participation across the community, Docker capabilities grew, we were able to make the same Docker container run successfully across all major infrastructures, and we built a robust ecosystem that now includes: over 700 contributors (95% of whom do not work for Docker, Inc.) over 65,000 free Dockerized languages, frameworks, and applications (services) support by every major DevOps tool, every major public cloud, and every major operating system a robust ecosystem of third-party tools built on top of Docker. Continue reading…