Posts by: Ben Golub

Ben Golub

Docker has celebrated a number of important milestones lately. March 20th was the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Docker project at PyCon in 2013. April 10th was the fourth anniversary of the day that I joined Solomon and a team of 14 other believers to help build this remarkable company. And, on April 18th, we brought the community, customers, and partners together in Austin for the fourth US-based DockerCon. March 20th, 2013 Docker Team in 2013 DockerCon was a great opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve seen in the past four years. Docker the company has grown from 15…

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Dear friends and members of the open source community, It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ian Murdock passed away on Monday night. This is a tragic loss for his family, for the Docker community, and the broader open source world; we all mourn his passing. To Ian’s children, family and loved ones, we offer our full support and deepest sympathies.

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Docker is a Founding Member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) The past four weeks has been unparalleled in terms of open, collaborative activity among the ecosystem around container-based technologies. It started with Docker’s efforts in driving the Open Container Initiative (OCI); which was formerly known as the Open Container Project) in concert with Microsoft, Red Hat, Google, and nearly 20 other companies to deliver an open, universal container image format and runtime under the auspices of the Linux Foundation. The response to the OCI has been incredibly positive, and the OCI has already been making huge strides in…

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This morning, Docker, along with a broad coalition of vendors, users, start-ups, and industry leaders, made one of the more significant [announcements] in the history of containerization. In brief, we are coming together to form a minimalist, non-profit, openly governed project, The Open Container Project, under the auspices of the Linux Foundation for the express purpose of defining common specifications around container format and runtime.  Docker will be donating both our base container format and runtime, runC, to this project, to help form the cornerstone for the new technology.  And, in a particularly exciting recent development, the talented people behind…

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This morning, we announced a $95M Series D funding round that will help ensure that Docker can deliver on an ambitious set of long term priorities. More importantly, we believe that it will enable us to deliver on product, support, and community enablement in a manner worthy of our incredible ecosystem and the sea of change that the open Docker platform is bringing to how distributed applications are built, shipped, and run.

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It was great to have Werner Vogels up on stage talking about “why developers love containers.”  That was a wonderful lead in to my Docker presentation in front of the 13,500+ person audience at AWS re:Invent listening to Werner’s keynote.  That kind of visibility is inspiring, but the thing I’m most excited about today is what great news there is for Docker and AWS customers with the launch of the Amazon EC2 Container Service. This new product reflects AWS’ customer-driven approach to their cloud services and a recognition that their application developer community is clamoring for more Docker-based capabilities.  One…

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Today, we announced an exciting set of joint initiatives with Microsoft, including: Extending Docker to Windows with Docker Engine for Windows Server Microsoft’s support of Docker’s open orchestration APIs Integration of Docker Hub with Microsoft Azure, and Collaboration on the multi-Docker container model, including support for applications consisting of both Linux and Windows Docker containers I’d like to provide some context for this announcement, and why we are so excited. When Docker was launched as an open source project 18 months ago, we had a simple goal: “To build the ‘button’ that enables any application to be built and deployed…

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Today is a great day for the Docker team and the whole Docker ecosystem. We are pleased to announce that Docker has closed a $40M Series C funding round led by Sequoia Capital.  In addition to giving us significant financial resources, Docker now has the insights and support of a board that includes Benchmark, Greylock, Sequoia, Trinity, and Jerry Yang. This puts us in a great position to invest aggressively in the future of distributed applications. We’ll be able to significantly expand and build the Docker platform and our ecosystem of developers, contributors, and partners, while developing a broader set of solutions for enterprise users. We…

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