Docker at VMworld 2015: VMs are a Sound Infrastructure for Dockerized Applications

VMware’s announcements both today and last year at VMworld are reflective of the efforts we’re seeing among our ecosystem partners as they continue to optimize their infrastructure solutions for Dockerized applications. The approach that VMware is taking is an interesting dual-strategy; one that makes their existing vSphere solution even better for Docker, while offering a new generation of applications through a solution that is centered on their minimalist Linux OS Photon. That type of investment is great validation of how pervasive Dockerized applications have become in the enterprise since we first announced our partnership last year.

Docker Selected as a Gartner Cool Vendor in DevOps

Docker is pleased to have been included in Gartner’s latest “Cool Vendors in DevOps, 2015“report, published April 21. In the report, Gartner notes: “As virtualization and cloud applications grow beyond being single images run on premise to being comprised of multiple tiers that can be run and scaled in a hybrid cloud, new approaches are needed to reduce complexity.” Docker is focused on reducing the complexities of building, shipping and running distributed applications, whether deployed on prem or in the cloud. We blieve our inclusion in the report reflects the progress that we’ve made over the last year to develop the tools and technologies that increase productivity for development and operations teams alike  – at every phase of the distributed application lifecycle.

VMware News and the Expanding Minimalist OS Ecosystem

The Docker community saw expanded capabilities introduced today from VMware who showed support for the open source ecosystem with the announcement of two ecosystem projects – Project Photon, a Linux container OS and Project Lightwave, a container identity and access management solution.

Docker’s 2nd Birthday Wishes: Q&A with Solomon Hykes, Founder of Docker

Docker turns two this week. To celebrate the incredible contributions of our community in such a short period of time and to continue to support and grow it, we are kicking off our first ever open-source-a-thon. The goal is to introduce the skill and potential of contributing to open source to over 1,500 developers around the world, while supporting a charity near and dear to us; marine life and oceanic conservation. We wish to adopt a real female blue whale–Molly Dock–to be a companion to our own Moby Dock.   Aside from our collective wishes for more open source and better oceanic conservation, we asked Solomon what his birthday wishes were for the Docker community he founded two years ago this week. We also asked him to reflect on the initial Docker launch at Pycon and other accomplishments of the Continue reading…

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Docker Project Announces Open-Source-a-thon to Support Whale and Marine Wildlife Conservation

Docker Project Announces Open-Source-a-thon to Support Whale and Marine Wildlife Conservation Partnering with Oceanic Society to link open source contributions to driving “blue” conservation SAN FRANCISCO – February 19, 2015 – The Docker Project, the open platform for distributed applications, today announced it will be organizing an open-source-a-thon where Docker core team members will teach and mentor people in how to contribute to open source. Contributions include code, documentation, tutorials, videos, and mentoring. Each contribution to the Docker Project will also support the Oceanic Society and its mission to conserve oceans. The program is timed to coincide with the project’s 2nd birthday and is focused on a cause – ocean and marine life health – that is important to its millions of users. Docker’s logo, Moby Dock, is a blue whale that was contributed and selected by its community.  The Continue reading…

Atlassian Stash Dockerized and On Docker Hub

We are excited to be highlighting new collaboration with our friends at Atlassian.  They’ve made their enterprise Git repository solution, Stash, available for a frictionless trial through our Docker Hub hosted registry service to go zero-to-Stash in a minute.  This is strong validation from a leader in the application development lifecycle to recognize the value of leveraging dockerization and Docker Hub as a simple way to distribute their applications to developers.  It’s a very cool example of “meeting developers where they’re at” and given how many dev teams that Atlassian works with, it’s a great opportunity for their users to use the two together.  

Docker Project Enhances Structure to Address Unprecedented Growth; Announces Additional Leadership

 Docker Project Enhances Structure to Address Unprecedented Growth; Announces Additional Leadership  Open source project keys in on openness, accessibility and scale San Francisco, Calif. – January 28, 2015 – The Docker open source project, which develops the Docker open platform for distributed applications, today announced changes to the project’s operational structure to enable it to scale to address its unprecedented growth. During the course of 2014, the number of project contributors quadrupled and is currently at over 740. During the same period, the project processed over 5,000 pull requests, 50 percent of which were made by individuals who do not work for Docker, Inc. In addition to direct contribution, the project – through its open model for design, contribution, APIs and governance – has now fostered over 20,000 projects (such as UIs, management frameworks and monitoring tools) and over 85,000 Continue reading…

Docker Honored with Multiple Awards to Kick-off 2015

We are proud to say that the movement to Dockerize applications is continuing to gain momentum and is making us look forward to more excitement to come. After a remarkable 2014 that included reaching over 100 million downloads, 70,000 Dockerized apps and nearly 740 contributors, Docker started 2015 as the beneficiary of three distinct awards. Docker has been honored as an InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards winner and a CRN 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor, and Fig received an honorable mention for the 2014 Black Duck Open Source Rookies awards.