Containers continue to gain traction, IBM announced the release of enterprise class containers based on Docker and built on its Platform as a Service, Bluemix for hybrid environments. It will be possible now for enterprises to use a mix of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack in order to create new kind of portable distributed applications straightforward.
Furthermore IBM announced to be a founding member of an alliance of partners and users aimed to deliver the Open Container Platform (OCP) focused on creating interoperable containers.
According to IBM’s press release, as a Docker based service, IBM Java is enhanced and is going to use half the memory when used with the IBM Containers Service. In addition IBM integrates fully the on-premise Docker Trusted Registry software with DevOps and Cloud offerings, starting with IBM UrbanCode and IBM Pure Application Systems, allowing containers for enterprise production workloads in hybrid cloud deployment.
Nick Stinemates, VP, business development & technical alliances for Docker, declared:
Our ongoing partnership with IBM has been a great win for the rapidly growing number of enterprises and startups alike that see Docker as the foundation for a new generation of business critical distributed applications, by making a production ready, Docker-based container service, available for developers, IBM is emphasizing a faster time to value and inspiring millions of developers to leverage the growing opportunity of innovating in the cloud.