Docker, the start-up founded by the French Solomon Hykes, has just signed a partnership with IBM which should allow it to accelerate. It publishes a platform for “containerization” of data intended for application developers.
Concretely, IBM will market integrated solutions that will include the Docker Hub Enterprise, the platform on which developers can distribute and collaborate their applications distributed under Docker. IBM is also announcing the beta version of IBM Containers, a data containerization service that will include the Docker interface. This service will be part of Bluemix, the cloud platform dedicated to application development.
This is the second major partnership for Docker. In October, the company had signed with Microsoft so developers can create “containers” in the next updated version of Windows. Founded in 2013 by an alumnus of the Epitech school, the start-up is headed by the American Ben Golub. In January, the company had raised $ 15 million from Greylock Partners, Insight Ventures, Benchmark, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo !, which valued the company at over $ 400 million.