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Company Overview of Docker, Inc.

Company Overview

Docker, Inc. provides a dotCloud multi-language Platform as a Service. Its 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. The company’s platform enables developers to build application stacks by combining cloud services. Docker, Inc. was formerly known as dotCloud, Inc. and changed its name to Docker, Inc. on October 29, 2013. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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Founded in 2008



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, 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.

Docker, Inc. Appoints Scott Johnston as Senior Vice President of Product

Docker, Inc. appointed Scott Johnston as senior vice president of product. A veteran in the high-tech industry and former VP at Puppet Labs with leadership roles in product, marketing and strategy, Johnston will be responsible for accelerating product development and establishing Docker's product roadmap. With over 20 years of experience in technology, ranging from software development and product marketing to IT operations and venture capital, Scott served as VP of marketing and product, and most recently VP of marketing and strategy at Puppet Labs -- where he worked for nearly three years. Prior to Puppet Labs, Johnston held a variety of senior marketing, business development, and product roles at companies including Cisco, Adchemy, EDS, Loudcloud (acquired by EDS), and Netscape.

Docker Inc. Brings Open-Source Container Virtualization to Apple Mac OS X

Docker Inc. announced Docker 0.8 release introduced new features and a new release model as a popular new approach to virtualization ramps up. The open-source Docker virtualization container project released its 0.8 release this week, for the first time providing native support for Mac OS X users. Docker is an open-source effort that takes a different approach to application virtualization than virtualization hypervisors like VMware's ESX, Microsoft' Hyper-V or the open-source Xen or Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) projects. Instead of virtualizing an entire operating system, Docker is a container system that sits on top of an existing host operating system. The general idea is that a Docker-based approach is more efficient and potentially easier to secure. Prior to this week's Docker 0.8 release, it was possible to run Docker on a heavyweight virtual machine on a Mac, but it was highly manual and not officially supported. Although Mac OS X support is a key new feature in Docker 0.8, the project is emphasizing that, with this release and moving forward, features take the backseat to quality. The Docker project already has a well-developed internal continuous integration/testing/deployment system. With most open-source projects, the 1.0 release is a special one as it signifies production readiness. Given that the 0.8 release is now out, a 1.0 release could come as soon as April, though Golub said the plan right now is for the second quarter of the year.

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