IBM Works with Docker to Foster Open Cloud Adoption

To provide a more flexible way to build, scale and deploy applications and reduce the time and expense of cloud, IBM is working on an open integration model with Docker and the open source Docker project community. 

Docker is an open platform which enables developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications – through a tool for packaging containers and a cloud service for sharing applications. 

As part of this initiative, IBM has announced that DockerHub will be hosted on SoftLayer to provide companies with greater ease of use and maintenance; IBM and Docker will ensure that customers have access to all relevant content from the Docker data repository (or Hub Registry), including compatible portions of the 14,000 Dockerized applications currently on the DockerHub Registry; and IBM will offer a certified Docker image of the cloud optimized WebSphere Liberty Profile Application Server to provide companies with the greater performance and flexibility.

Additionally, by combining IBM end-to-end optimized SoftLayer bare metal servers, IBM Java, Docker and the IBM WebSphere Liberty Profile, clients will have access to faster startup times, half the memory usage, and dramatically faster I/O when compared to traditional virtualization techniques using other application servers.

“IBM brings a unique set of comprehensive capabilities and scale to deliver solutions to these users, including world-class private cloud offerings via OpenStack, public cloud via SoftLayer, system development lifecycle tools via Rational and IBM Global Services,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Docker.

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More information about IBM's work with Docker is available here.