Docker, Inc.

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Docker, Inc.
IndustryComputer software
PredecessordotCloud, Inc.
FoundersKamel Founadi, Solomon Hykes, Sebastien Pahl
Headquarters
Key people
  • Scott Johnston[1] (current CEO)
  • Ben Golub,[2] Steve Singh,[3] Rob Bearden[4] (former CEOs)
ProductsDocker, Docker Hub
Websitewww.docker.com/company

Docker, Inc. is an American technology company that develops productivity tools built around Docker, which automates the deployment of code inside software containers.[1][3] Major products of the company are Docker Hub, a central repository of containers, and Docker Desktop, a GUI application for Windows and Mac to manage containers.

History[edit]

Docker booth at LinuxCon 2016

The company was founded as dotCloud in 2008 by Kamel Founadi, Solomon Hykes, and Sebastien Pahl in Paris,[5] and incorporated in the United States in 2010.[6] In July, 2013, Benjamin Golub (formerly of Plaxo and Gluster) became chief executive.[7]

On September 19, 2013, dotCloud and Red Hat announced an alliance to integrate Docker with OpenShift Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.[8] On October 29, 2013, dotCloud was renamed Docker.[9][10]

On July 23, 2014, Docker acquired two-person startup Orchard.[11]

On August 4, 2014 the dotCloud technology and brand was sold to cloudControl.[12] Four person company Koality was acquired on October 7, 2014.[13][14]

On October 15, 2014 Microsoft announced a partnership,[15] and its services were announced for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) on November 13, 2014.[16]

Docker was estimated to be valued at over $1 billion, making it what is called a "unicorn company", after a $95 million fundraising round in April 2015.[17]

In April 2016, it was revealed that the C.I.A.'s investment arm In-Q-Tel was a large investor in Docker.[18]

In May 2019, Rob Bearden became CEO.[19]

In November 2019, Mirantis, a cloud computing company, acquired Docker's enterprise business, including Docker Engine.[20][21] and Scott Johnston became CEO.[22]

On August 31, 2021 Docker released Docker Business subscription for large companies, and changed the licensing terms for Docker Desktop users. [23]

Venture rounds[edit]

Acquisitions[edit]

  • July 23, 2014 - Orchard[33]
  • February 26, 2015 - SocketPlane[34]
  • January 21, 2016 - Unikernel Systems[35]
  • April 11, 2022 - Infosiftr[36]
  • May 10, 2022 - Nestybox[37]
  • May 24, 2022 - Tilt[38]
  • June 21, 2022 - Atomist[39]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Carlson, Lucas. "Meet Docker CEO, Ben Golub". ctl.io. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 23 Jan 2021.
  3. ^ a b Golub, Ben (2 May 2017). "Introducing Docker's new CEO". docker.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 23 Jan 2021.
  4. ^ Krazit, Tom (8 May 2019). "Steve Singh stepping down as Docker CEO, former Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden taking over". geekwire.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 23 Jan 2021.
  5. ^ Hykes, Solomon (28 Mar 2018). "Au Revoir". docker.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2021. Retrieved 23 Jan 2021.
  6. ^ "Form D: Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities". US SEC. March 30, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  7. ^ Maureen O'Gara (July 26, 2013). "Ben Golub, Who Sold Gluster to Red Hat, Now Running dotCloud". DevOps Journal. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Red Hat and dotCloud Collaborate on Docker to Bring Next Generation Linux Container Enhancements to OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service".
  9. ^ Ben Golub (October 29, 2013). "dotCloud, Inc. is Becoming Docker, Inc". Docker Blog. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "dotCloud, Inc. is Now Docker, Inc". Press release. October 29, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Docker buys Orchard, a 2-man startup with a cloud service for running Docker-friendly apps". 23 July 2014.
  12. ^ Ron Miller (August 4, 2014). "Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business". Tech Crunch. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  13. ^ Ron Miller. "Docker Acquires Koality In Engineering Talent Grab". Tech Crunch. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  14. ^ Simon Sharwood (October 7, 2014). "Docker acqui-slurps Koality: This one's for you, devs, to stop containers spilling into messy projects". The Register. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  15. ^ "Docker and Microsoft partner to bring container applications across platforms - News Center". 15 October 2014.
  16. ^ Jeff Barr (November 13, 2014). "Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) – Container Management for the AWS Cloud". Amazon Web Services Blog. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  17. ^ Jordan Novet (June 13, 2015). "Docker, now valued at $1B, paid someone $799 for its logo on 99designs". Venture Beat. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  18. ^ Weinberger, Matt (2016-04-14). "The CIA secretly invested in two of Silicon Valley's hottest startups". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  19. ^ "About Docker - Management & History | Docker".
  20. ^ Van Everen, Dave (13 Nov 2019). "Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise Platform Business". mirantis.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 23 Jan 2021.
  21. ^ Melanson, Mike (13 November 2019). "Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise". thenewstack.io. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 23 Jan 2021.
  22. ^ "Docker Restructures and Secures $35 Million to Advance Developer Workflows for Modern Applications | Docker". www.docker.com.
  23. ^ "Docker Updates Product Subscriptions to Deliver Speed, Scale and Security | Docker".
  24. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia (28 Feb 2011). "Ron Conway, Chris Sacca And Others Invest 800K In PaaS Dotcloud". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016. Retrieved 2 Feb 2021.
  25. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia (22 Mar 2011). "Open PaaS DotCloud Raises $10M From Benchmark And Trinity, Jerry Yang Joins Board". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016. Retrieved 2 Feb 2021.
  26. ^ "Docker Closes $15 M Series B Funding". Docker. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  27. ^ "Docker Secures $40M in Series C Funding to Drive the Future of Distributed Applications". Business Wire. 16 September 2014.
  28. ^ "Docker, a cloud 'container' company, raises $95 million". Fortune. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  29. ^ "Docker adds $18M to latest funding, brings round up to $113M". Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  30. ^ "Docker Restructures and Secures $35 Million to Advance Developer Workflows for Modern Applications". docker.com (Press release). San Francisco. 13 Nov 2019. Archived from the original on 16 Mar 2021. Retrieved 9 Mar 2021.
  31. ^ Johnston, Scott (16 Mar 2021). "Docker Series B: More Fuel To Help Dev Teams Get Ship Done". docker.com. Archived from the original on 16 Mar 2021.
  32. ^ Johnston, Scott (31 Mar 2022). "Docker Series C: More Build, More Share, More Run". docker.com. Archived from the original on 31 Mar 2021.
  33. ^ "Docker buys Orchard, a 2-man startup with a cloud service for running Docker-friendly apps". 23 July 2014.
  34. ^ Vanian, Jonathan (4 March 2015). "Docker buys SocketPlane as it builds out its container-networking strategy".
  35. ^ Fitzsimmons, Heather (21 Jan 2016). "Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems to Extend the Breadth of the Docker Platform". Docker.
  36. ^ Oro, David (11 April 2022). "Docker Accelerates Investment in Official Images and Trusted Content with Acquisition of InfoSiftr". Docker.
  37. ^ Oro, David (10 May 2022). "Docker Accelerates Investment in Container Security with Acquisition of Nestybox". Docker.
  38. ^ Oro, David (24 May 2022). "Docker Acquires Tilt to Help Fix the Pains of Microservices Development for Kubernetes". Docker.
  39. ^ Oro, David (21 June 2022). "Docker Acquisition of Atomist Helps Meet Challenge of Securing Software Supply Chains for Development Teams". Docker.