The UK-based startup’s open source database management tool tailored for containers will supposedly make it easier for organizations to monitor and update their containerized datasets.
The container management startup is selling off its dotCloud business to the German PaaS company cloudControl GmbH as it concentrates on its container technology.
The cloud darling’s purchase of the London-based two-man development shop is the company’s first acquisition since changing its name from DotCloud to Docker.
The new announcements show that Chef is continuing its push to be the market leader in configuration management and IT automation. However, there’s probably going to be some disgruntled open source purists who have a bone to pick.
The startup that specializes in large server deployments wants the common Joe to take to its scalable Linux OS that hums along nicely with Docker containers.
The container management company’s rise to prominence has generated a lot of buzz within the tech world, and in an interview with Gigaom, CEO Ben Golub explains why its open source platform has the potential to grow further.
Google’s Urs Hölzle explained at Structure how the search giant has grown since he started, its use of containers and how workloads are moving to the cloud
Cloudsoft is jumping on the Docker bandwagon. The Edinburgh-based company, whose software other companies can use to manage the development and operations of their applications, plans to announce Clocker at Structure on Wednesday, the aptly titled name to its open source project that allows users to spin up Docker containers without generating excess containers. Cloudsoft’s new project uses Apache Brooklyn, the open source framework for managing applications through their blueprints — a set of policies that an organization sets up to ensure that an application doesn’t spin up an excess amount of virtual machines — to deploy and manage multiple Docker clusters across the cloud and even on-premise. In short, Clocker manages all the Docker containers and ensures that only the correct amount are launched for a given application.
As Docker gets bigger, its open source environment is generating a lot of interest with both Google and Spotify releasing open source products as well as Red Hat and Rackspace announcing their support for Docker.
Docker’s container technology, similar to a virtual machine, will supposedly make developing applications a less burdensome process for both systems administrators and coders.