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Company Overview of Docker, Inc.

Company Overview

Docker, Inc. provides dotCloud multi-language Platform-as-a-Service solutions. The company’s platform simplifies application development by allowing programmers to focus on the code for their service while the platform handles code building, scaling, deployment, and load-balancing. Its platform enables developers to build application stacks by combining cloud services. The company has a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp. Docker, Inc. was formerly known as dotCloud, Inc. and changed its name to Docker, Inc. in October 2013. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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Key Executives for Docker, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 45
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Product
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Docker, Inc. Key Developments

Docker and Microsoft Partner to Bring Container Applications Across Platforms

Microsoft Corp. and Docker Inc. announced a strategic partnership to provide Docker with support for new container technologies that will be delivered in a future release of Windows Server. Developers and organizations that want to create container applications using Docker will be able to use either Windows Server or Linux with the same growing Docker ecosystem of users, applications and tools. Present business climate requires higher levels of innovation than before, and distributed applications that support open portability are at the forefront of this demand. Docker is addressing this need, driving developer productivity and agility through a containerization approach that moves application code changes from development to production in minutes, enabling real-time change. Together, Microsoft and Docker will enable developers to create new, compelling business scenarios that allow Microsoft's server and cloud platform customers to benefit from the best work of the Docker open source community. Key components of the partnership include the following: Docker Engine, the open source runtime that builds, runs and orchestrates containers, will work with the next release of Windows Server. In addition, Docker Engine images for Windows Server will be available in the community-driven Docker Hub, where more than 45,000 Docker applications are currently shared across developer communities. This will help drive greater developer agility by making available some of the best images for Windows Server and Linux. Docker Hub will also be integrated into Microsoft Azure directly through the Azure Management Portal and Azure Gallery. This will allow Microsoft's vast ecosystem of ISVs and cloud developers to have access to some of the best work of Docker's community to drive rapid innovation on both Windows Server and Linux. Microsoft has also announced its contribution to Docker's open orchestration APIs, ensuring portability for multicontainer applications. For the first time, developers will be able to directly work with a preconfigured Docker Engine in Azure to create a multicontainer Dockerized application. This new joint capability will be demonstrated at Docker's Global Hack Day. The Docker Engine for Windows Server will be developed under the aegis of the Docker open source project, where Microsoft plans to participate as an active community member.

Vmware, Inc. Announces Joint Initiatives with Docker, Google and Pivotal to Help Enterprises Run and Manage Container-Based Applications on a Common Platform

On Aug. 25, 2014 at VMworld(R) 2014, VMware, Inc. announced joint initiatives with Docker, Google and Pivotal to help enterprises run and manage container-based applications on a common platform at scale in private, public and hybrid clouds. The collaboration will enable enterprises to leverage their existing VMware infrastructure as a unified, scalable and secure platform for running and managing enterprise applications whether in a container or a virtual machine or a container within a virtual machine in a platform as a service. In cooperation with Docker, Google, and Pivotal, VMware will enable enterprises to run and manage their containerized applications on their VMware infrastructure or on VMware vCloud(R) Air(TM) hybrid service, while minimizing complexity by reducing the need to build out new and separate infrastructure silos for their container initiatives. By offering a common platform, developers will gain the speed and agility they need while providing IT teams with the control they require. Additionally, VMware will bring to bear its compute, management, storage, networking and security capabilities to container environments. By running containers within virtual machines on- or off-premises, enterprises will benefit from high performance, security isolation, dynamic virtual networking, software-defined storage and the broad ecosystem of third-party products built for virtual machines. Docker, Google and Pivotal are committing to multiple areas of collaboration with VMware including: Docker and VMware will collaborate on enabling Docker Engine on VMware workflows from build to deploy for VMware vSphere(R) to VMware vCloud Air; Docker and VMware will collaborate on Docker-related open source projects libswarm, libcontainer and libchan; Docker and VMware will jointly work on furthering areas of interoperability between their products including Docker Hub with VMware vCloud Air, VMware vCenter Server(TM) and VMware vCloud(R) Automation Center(TM); VMware has joined the Kubernetes community and will make Kubernetes' patterns, APIs and tools available to enterprises; Google and VMware will work together to bring the pod based networking model of Open vSwitch to enable multi-cloud integration of Kubernetes; VMware has contributed code to bring Kubernetes to VMware vSphere to make it easy for enterprises get started with container management; and, VMware, Pivotal and Docker will collaborate on enhancing the Docker libcontainer project with capabilities from Warden, a Linux Container technology originally developed at VMware for Cloud Foundry.

Docker, Inc. Introduces Docker 1.0 and Enterprise Support

Docker, Inc. announced the release of Docker 1.0 and the Docker Enterprise Support program. The 1.0 release is following 15 months of innovation and contributions by the Docker community, and indicates that Docker, Inc. is now supporting the use of the Docker platform for enterprise production deployments. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build ship and run distributed applications. Consisting of the Docker Engine, the de facto container standard, and Docker Hub, a cloud-based service for users content, and workflows, Docker enables applications to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs or the cloud. Docker's 1.0 release was predicated both upon the code meeting the company's high standards for overall quality, feature completeness, backward compatibility and API stability, as well as the surrounding items necessary for enterprise use. These additional items include robust documentation, complete training materials and programs, and commercial, enterprise support from Docker and a network of partners. While Docker has been ensuring backward compatibility for the past five monthly releases, Docker is now providing Long Term Support assurances for commercial users of Docker 1.0. The new Docker Enterprise Support program provides enterprise IT customers with the training, expertise and support necessary to stand-up mission-critical workloads built on the Docker platform. With both standard and premium offerings, customers may select the level that meets their requirements, including 24 x 7 x 365 support for Priority 1 issues. Together, Docker Engine 1.0 and the Enterprise Support program promote the production-readiness of Docker, as its use by customers expands beyond development and test to mission-critical workloads. Helping drive the commercial adoption of Docker will be an initial set of 10 System Integrator Partners: Arcus, Dev9, Flux7, InfoSiftr, MomentumSI, OpDemand, Relevance Labs, Shadow-Soft, Vizuri and Wiredcraft. Features of Docker Engine 1.0 include: Quality: Docker is hardened and tested for enterprise production deployments; Compatibility: Docker Engine now runs on all major Linux distributions, including Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, Suse and Arch; Interfaces: Docker now comes with plug-in interfaces for execution and file system drivers; Extensibility: With boot2docker, support for non-Linux operating systems Mac OS X and Windows; Complete documentation: Quality documentation, updated to reflect the latest capabilities and interfaces; Complete training materials; Availability of commercial support, including Long Term Support and Proof of Concept Support packages; and Integration with Docker Hub, the other half of the Docker Platform. Since its inception 15 months ago, the open source Docker project has seen unprecedented community growth and adoption: 2.75+ million downloads; 12,000+ stars on GitHub; 450+ contributors – 95% of whom do not work for Docker, Inc.; 8,500+ commits; 14,000+ ‘Dockerized’ applications published on Docker Hub; 90+ community-established user groups in more than 30 countries; 6,500+ Docker related projects found on GitHub; and Integration in a huge number of the key deployment, DevOps, and cloud platforms.

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