Posts by: Ben Golub

Ben Golub

  Today, we had two sets of important product announcements at DockerCon. We announced the release of Docker 1.0, along with Enterprise Support. And, we announced Docker Hub and Official Repositories. In the incredibly exciting 15 months since we launched Docker, it has quickly moved from being a tool for individuals,  to being a critical enabler of  workgroups, an enabler of the full software development lifecycle, and a tool for scaling in production/between data centers/between clouds, etc. We’ve also seen the explosion of shared Docker content (over 14,000 Dockerized applications in our public Registry), the explosion of platforms  supporting Docker (e.g. Red Hat, Open Stack, Google, AWS,…

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Ben Golub

We’re excited to announce that Docker, Inc. has closed a $15 M Series B round of funding. The round was led by Greylock Partners, with participation by Insight Venture Partners and our existing investors: Benchmark (Peter Fenton), Trinity Ventures (Dan Scholnick), and Jerry Yang/AME Cloud Ventures. This round is significant for a number of reasons. First, the fact that we could get a large round like this, at a really attractive valuation, led by one of the top venture firms, is a real testament to the excitement and promise that people are seeing in Docker. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a reflection…

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This morning, we officially announced that dotCloud, Inc. is changing its name to Docker, Inc. This change is more than just a new name or new website. Since releasing Docker in March, we have seen it become not just a rapidly growing open source project, but also the center of a vibrant ecosystem that is driving a significant change in how software is written, built, and deployed. While Docker, Inc. will continue to offer PaaS services under the dotCloud brand, we will be devoting the vast majority of our resources towards growing Docker and the Docker ecosystem, and have fundamentally re-oriented…

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Ben Golub

I am thrilled to be joining dotCloud as CEO and excited to be joining the talented, passionate and rapidly growing Docker community. I started following dotCloud in 2011, when the standard PaaS model was to offer a single stack that ran on a single provider’s infrastructure. I was impressed by dotCloud’s vision of a multi-language PaaS, which offered developers a wide variety of different stacks that worked well together. In the process, dotCloud built a great business around public PaaS. In the past two years, however, it has become clear that the industry has a set of opportunities that even…

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