Docker

  • CoreOS’s rkt Container Engine Hits 1.0

    CoreOS’s rkt Container Engine Hits 1.0

    CoreOS‘s container runtime competitor rkt hit version 1.0 today and according to the company, it’s now ready for production use. Version 1.0 introduces a number of new security features and, going forward, any changes to the command line interface and on-disk format will be backwards compatible. Rkt currently supports both applications packaged as CoreOS App Container images and… Read More

  • Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers

    Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers

    Docker today announced the acquisition of Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge, UK-based startup that aims to bring unikernels to the masses (or at least the masses of developers). Docker plans to integrate support for unikernels into its own tools and services as it’s starting to look at technologies beyond containers to help developers build even more efficient microservices architectures. Read More

  • Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best Overall Startup Of 2015

    Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best Overall Startup Of 2015

    There are only a few short weeks until the 9th Annual Crunchies show on February 8 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House. At the show, some of the best and brightest startups and leaders are contending for the opportunity to win a Crunchie in one of the 12 categories up for grabs. Read More

  • Announcing The 9th Annual Crunchies Finalists

    Announcing The 9th Annual Crunchies Finalists

    After a multitude of worthy nominations, TechCrunch is proud to announce the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. Take a peek below at the full list of finalists for each award category. There are 12 categories that recognize a variety of significant accomplishments by the startup community, ranging from Fastest Rising Startup and Best Founder to our inaugural Include Diversity Award. When… Read More

  • I Want To Run Stateful Containers, Too Crunch Network

    I Want To Run Stateful Containers, Too

    Using Amazon for everything feels wrong to me — a bit like the rebels in Star Wars renting a Star Destroyer from Darth Vader rather than recruiting the Millennium Falcon to fight the Empire. “Raaaw, don’t run stateful apps in a container, Raaaw.” That is what currently stands for sound advice in the development/operations world. Read More

  • Docker Launches New Commercial Service To Help Enterprises Deploy And Manage Their Apps

    Docker Launches New Commercial Service To Help Enterprises Deploy And Manage Their Apps

    Docker announced the Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) at its developer conference in Barcelona today. The UCP is a new paid service in Docker’s portfolio that is meant to help ops teams easily set up a cluster and enable developers to deploy dockerized apps to it. According to Docker’s VP of product Scott Johnston, there has always been some tension between developers, who… Read More

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Places A Big Bet On Containers

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Places A Big Bet On Containers

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching a slew of updates and new products related to containers at Docker’s developer conference in Barcelona today. Together, all of these amount to a big bet on containers on HPE’s part. “We view containers as a disruptive technology,” HPE’s acting VP in charge of the company’s incubator partners and strategic… Read More

  • Docker Puts Focus On Container Security

    Docker Puts Focus On Container Security

    Docker today announced three new security tools and features for containers at its DockerCon Europe conference in Barcelona. These tools are meant to make using containers safer without interrupting the usual developer workflow. They include support for hardware signing with a Yubico hardware key, and user namespaces support so Docker containers don’t need to have root access anymore. Read More

  • CoreOS Launches Clair, An Open-Source Tool For Monitoring Container Security

    CoreOS Launches Clair, An Open-Source Tool For Monitoring Container Security

    CoreOS, the company behind the popular lightweight Linux distribution for data center deployments with the same name, has recently made a big bet on containers. Today, the company is launching Clair, an open-source tool for monitoring the security of containers — and it’s also integrating Clair into its paid Quay container registry service as a beta feature (with support for… Read More

  • Google Updates Its Container Services With Focus On Speed, Scaling And Authentication

    Google Updates Its Container Services With Focus On Speed, Scaling And Authentication

    With its Docker Registry and Container Engine, Google has made a big bet on containers for its Cloud Platform this year. Today, the company is launching updates to both of these services. The Container Engine, Google’s service for automatically managing clusters to run and orchestrate container deployments, now supports the latest version of Kubernetes (version 1.1). This new… Read More

  • Docker Fills Big Hole With Tutum Acquisition

    Docker Fills Big Hole With Tutum Acquisition

    Docker announced today that it was purchasing Tutum, a cloud service focused on deploying and managing Docker containers in any environment, whether the cloud or on-premises. The company did not disclose the purchase price. Docker has always emphasized building, shipping and running containers — those discrete programming building blocks sometimes called micro-services. With… Read More

  • From Plaxo To Docker, Ben Golub Talks Innovation And Mentorship Crunch Network

    From Plaxo To Docker, Ben Golub Talks Innovation And Mentorship

    In this podcast, Golub talks with Mayfield Fund’s Navin Chaddha about picking apricots in Silicon Valley, learnings from the challenging Plaxo journey, his excitement around leading Docker, the current climate for entrepreneurs, and the value of mentorship. Read More

  • Docker Hires Former Twitter Exec Mike Gupta As Its New CFO

    Docker Hires Former Twitter Exec Mike Gupta As Its New CFO

    Docker today announced that it has hired former Twitter CFO and Zynga treasurer Mike Gupta as its new CFO. Last July, Gupta moved to the role of senior vice president (SVP) in charge of strategic investments are serving as the company’s CFO since December 2012. Before that, he briefly served as Twitter’s VP of corporate finance and spent about a year and a half at Zynga, as well… Read More

  • YC Answers The Questions You Ask (“A Lot”)

    YC Answers The Questions You Ask (“A Lot”)

    Earlier today, Y Combinator President Sam Altman posted the type of numbers about which he gets asked “a lot” — calling them (humbly and probably rightly) “very imperfect indicators of success.” Here’s the lowdown, if you missed them: Excluding companies like Quora that didn’t get their start with the incubator, Altman says that YC has now backed… Read More

  • Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

    Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

    Google’s Container Engine, its service for running and managing Docker containers on its cloud platform using its open source Kubernetes system, is now out of beta and generally available. This means Google now considers it ready for production use and backs it with a 99.5 percent uptime SLA. Google made an early bet on containers for running its own data centers and over the last year… Read More

  • Mesosphere And Microsoft Bring Mesos To Windows Server

    Mesosphere And Microsoft Bring Mesos To Windows Server

    Mesosphere, the company that aims to build a container-centric “operating system for the data center” based on the Apache Mesos project, is giving the first public demo of Mesos running on the preview version of Windows Server 2016 at MesosCon today. Read More

  • A Look At Startup Opportunities In The Container Era Crunch Network

    A Look At Startup Opportunities In The Container Era

    The DockerCon user conference recently concluded in San Francisco, and the evidence of the container movement gaining momentum was clear — 2,000+ attendees, 70 sponsors and more than 40 exhibitors. Add to this the approximately $500 million of VC investment in container-related companies to date; the lists of hot startups that are beginning to appear; the anointing of new paradigms… Read More

  • Open Container Initiative Gains Momentum As AT&T, Oracle, Twitter And Others Join

    Open Container Initiative Gains Momentum As AT&T, Oracle, Twitter And Others Join

    A month ago, Docker and the Linux Foundation announced the Open Container Project at Docker’s developer conference. Now called the Open Container Initiative, the project is seeing rapid growth, as the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin announced at OSCON this morning. Not only have 14 new companies signed up for the project, but as Zemlin announced today, the OCI now… Read More

  • The Future Is Here, It’s Just Unevenly Distributed Systems Crunch Network

    The Future Is Here, It’s Just Unevenly Distributed Systems

    Hearken to me, my fellow developers. We live in complex and confusing times. Once we sought to make things ever simpler. Then we discovered that simple isn’t necessarily scalable, or efficient, or resilient, and turned to favoring composition over simplicity, deconstructing our systems into multiple independent services. And now–well–now it sometimes seems we have hit upon… Read More

  • Docker Launches Commercial Support, Starting At $150/Month

    Docker Launches Commercial Support, Starting At $150/Month

    Docker today announced the general availability of its commercial solutions for businesses that want to use its container management software. Docker’s commercial solution will be available through Docker itself, but also from Amazon Web Services, IBM and Microsoft, starting at a relatively modest price of $150 per month. For that, subscribers get 24/7 support for their Docker deployments… Read More

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