Ben Golub

Docker-based Multi-Container Applications Run on AWS Cloud with Introduction of the EC2 Container Service

It was great to have Werner Vogels up on stage talking about “why developers love containers.”  That was a wonderful lead in to my Docker presentation in front of the 13,500+ person audience at AWS re:Invent listening to Werner’s keynote.  That kind of visibility is inspiring, but the thing I’m most excited about today is what great news there is for Docker and AWS customers with the launch of the Amazon EC2 Container Service. This new product reflects AWS’ customer-driven approach to their cloud services and a recognition that their application developer community is clamoring for more Docker-based capabilities.  One can understand why, after listening to fellow keynote presenter Pristine highlight their application that provides seamless, secure Google Glass communication powered by Docker and AWS.  Pristine’s application is reshaping industries like healthcare where it can bring remote providers to the Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Docker Governance Advisory Board: Output of First Meeting

Docker has always prided itself on being a very open project. This past week, we took additional steps to provide visibility into the state of the project and explore ways to improve it by holding our first Docker Governance Advisory Board meeting. BACKGROUND The Docker project has been experiencing explosive growth for some time now. There are over 650 contributors (95% of whom do not work for Docker, Inc.). Non-Docker contributors and maintainers play a significant role in the project, and meaningful areas of functionality are now being led by organizations such as Red Hat, Google, IBM,  Microsoft, and others. Around Docker, a huge ecosystem of tools has emerged (over 16.5K projects on GitHub now have “Docker” in the title), and there are some 50,000 Dockerized apps in the Docker Hub public registry. Of course, this volume of activity makes it Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Guest Post: Notes on the First Docker Advisory Board Meeting

*This is a guest post by Nicola Paolucci, Developer Advocate at Atlassian. Last Tuesday (October 28th, 2014) downtown San Francisco hosted the first Docker Advisory Board meeting. I was very flattered and humbled to sit on the board as one of the representatives of the Docker users. I came away from the works of the Advisory Board with a great sense of accomplishment and excitement. I feel the Docker maintainers addressed with clarity and openness many of the delicate issues that were brought up. In addition to that, the details of the Docker roadmap were very juicy and exciting to me! That the Docker project is listening intently to feedback from developers became even more apparent to me with the recent 1.3 release which smashed many usability issues I ran into in my Docker practices. So much so that my talk Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Docker and Microsoft Partner to Drive Adoption of Distributed Applications to Every Enterprise Operating System and Cloud

Today, we announced an exciting set of joint initiatives with Microsoft, including: Extending Docker to Windows with Docker Engine for Windows Server Microsoft’s support of Docker’s open orchestration APIs Integration of Docker Hub with Microsoft Azure, and Collaboration on the multi-Docker container model, including support for applications consisting of both Linux and Windows Docker containers I’d like to provide some context for this announcement, and why we are so excited. When Docker was launched as an open source project 18 months ago, we had a simple goal: “To build the ‘button’ that enables any application to be built and deployed on any server, anywhere.” Today, we feel we’ve largely succeeded…for a) Linux applications consisting of b) a limited number of Docker containers. We need to make progress in two big areas over the next few months in order to achieve Continue reading…

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Ben Golub

Docker Closes $40M Series C Led by Sequoia

Today is a great day for the Docker team and the whole Docker ecosystem. We are pleased to announce that Docker has closed a $40M Series C funding round led by Sequoia Capital.  In addition to giving us significant financial resources, Docker now has the insights and support of a board that includes Benchmark, Greylock, Sequoia, Trinity, and Jerry Yang. This puts us in a great position to invest aggressively in the future of distributed applications. We’ll be able to significantly expand and build the Docker platform and our ecosystem of developers, contributors, and partners, while developing a broader set of solutions for enterprise users. We are also very fortunate that we’ll be gaining the counsel of Bill Coughran, who was the SVP of Engineering at Google for eight years prior to joining Sequoia, and who helped spearhead the extensive adoption of container-based technologies in Google’s Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Docker Governance Advisory Board: Next Steps

  On April 30th, we announced plans to form a Docker Governance Advisory Board. The goal of the board is “To advise the Docker project leadership on matters related to supporting the long term governance, structure, and roadmap of the Docker project.” As we discussed in the blog post, we are trying very hard to balance open governance with effective governance, and ensure that there are no barriers to the rapid growth and dynamism of the Docker ecosystem.   A few important updates: 1)We received a few comments (largely procedural) on the proposal itself. A revised proposal is posted at docker.io/governance. 2)We are happy to announce the list of initial DGAB members and nominees below Besides the chief maintainer (Solomon) and the other lead maintainers, there are three broad categories represented on the board. CATEGORY ONE: CONTRIBUTORS There are four seats reserved for the Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Announcing Docker Hub and Official Repositories

  Today, we had two sets of important product announcements at DockerCon. We announced the release of Docker 1.0, along with Enterprise Support. And, we announced Docker Hub and Official Repositories. In the incredibly exciting 15 months since we launched Docker, it has quickly moved from being a tool for individuals,  to being a critical enabler of  workgroups, an enabler of the full software development lifecycle, and a tool for scaling in production/between data centers/between clouds, etc. We’ve also seen the explosion of shared Docker content (over 14,000 Dockerized applications in our public Registry), the explosion of platforms  supporting Docker (e.g. Red Hat, Open Stack, Google, AWS, Ubuntu), and the explosion of projects being built around Docker (over 7, 000 projects are now on GitHub with ‘Docker” in the title.) So, it was time to move from being primarily a container engine to becoming a full, open platform to build, Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Docker Open Governance Advisory Board

This morning, the Docker project leadership announced a proposal for a Docker Governance Advisory Board (or DGAB), as a next step towards a fully open governance model for Docker. The short story is that the Docker Governance Advisory Board will provide input to the Docker project leadership on a broad range of topics, including the project roadmap, policies and procedures around contribution, core criteria for Docker-compliant products, and the long term governance structure of the Docker project. Membership on the advisory board will be open to individuals, corporations and users alike, and will be determined transparently by code contribution and other objective factors. No sponsorship or fee will be required to join the advisory board. Board membership criteria and selection, and all output from board meetings, will be made public. The full text of our proposal is available at http://docker.io/governance. We Continue reading…