Docker Networking takes a step in the right direction

It’s been just over one month since the SocketPlane team joined Docker and we’ve been working hard to deliver on our promise of helping to grow a healthy ecosystem around Networking. This week, with the help of our partners, we’ve taken the first major step by making libnetwork open source. What is libnetwork? In its initial form libnetwork is an amalgamation of the networking code from both libcontainer and Docker Engine that we expect to grow into a multi-platform library for networking containers, much like how libcontainer is used to create containers today. Libnetwork also introduces the Container Network Model (CNM) which was inspired by this GitHub issue and the valuable input from networking partners Cisco, IBM, Joyent, Microsoft, Rancher, VMware and Weave. With the help of our ecosystem, we’ve laid the foundations for a valuable library that can be Continue reading…

SocketPlane Excited to Be Joining Docker to Collaborate with Networking Ecosystem

At Socketplane we started out as four guys with a collectively strong belief in open source and open communities.  We aligned around a shared vision that we wanted to be a critical part of Docker’s once in a decade disruption. Now that we are part of the Docker team, we couldn’t be happier.     We never looked to hedge our bets, our success was and obviously still is tied to the success of Docker. While there are many reasons that we decided to join the team, first and foremost Docker is unlike any other projects we have worked on in the past; the focus on user experience and simplicity is unmatched.  Our early work with Docker during the open network design sprints gave us clear indications that the Docker maintainers were interested in being good open source stewards for Continue reading…