Ben Golub

Docker Out in Force at the OpenStack Summit

I. Overview The 2013 OpenStack summit has come to a close, and Docker was out in force. We sent a full 16% of the company there! (Well, three people—Ben Golub, Sam Alba, and Nick Stinemates). The conference itself was incredible—over 3,000 people from 58 countries were there, over 2/3 of whom had never attended a summit before. Overall, the pace of OpenStack adoption and growth has been very impressive. (For a quick overview on OpenStack, see the keynote,  or Randy Bias and Scott Sanchez’s latest “State of the Stack” talk.) While a Docker driver for OpenStack Nova had already been accepted into OpenStack for the Havana release, it became clear during the conference that Docker and containers had impacts and implications far beyond the Nova driver.

Ben Golub

Red Hat and Docker Collaborate

We are thrilled to announce the collaboration between Docker and Red Hat. Collaboration with Red Hat is important for a number of reasons, including: Driving compatibility with the most widely deployed Linux distributions Enabling integration with one of the most prominent and important PaaS solutions Collaborating with the most prominent, pure open source company First, it is critically important for us to make Docker work seamlessly with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and related Linux distributions, such as Fedora. This is the #1 requested enhancement for Docker, and is obviously a major concern for people who want to deploy Docker in mainstream production environments. Our teams have been working together to package Docker for Fedora in time for the next release of Docker (0.7).  Red Hat and dotCloud are planning to make Docker available for all Fedora users with upcoming releases, and Continue reading…