Docker has announced that it has closed a $15 million Series B funding. The round was led by Greylock Partners, with participation by Insight Venture Partners and existing investors: Benchmark (Peter Fenton), Trinity Ventures (Dan Scholnick), and Jerry Yang/AME Cloud Ventures. Jerry Chen from Greylock Ventures will join the board of directors at Dockers. Chen comes from VMware where he was VP of Cloud and Application Services.
Docker provides so called container virtualization, allowing an application and its dependencies to run inside a virtual environment. This environment is then portable from local computers to backend infrastructure and cloud. Docker uses LinuX Containers (LXC) running in the host OS allowing you to share the resouces available to the host.
Docker launched about 9 months ago, receiving over 400,000 downloads, welcomed more than 300 contributors, and gathered over 5,000 published “Dockerized” applications in its public index.