Docker Announces Support for All Linux Distributions with 0.7 Release
Latest release enables developers to run Docker on any Linux distribution,
eliminating integration and infrastructure design tasks
SAN FRANCISCO -- November 26, 2013
Docker, Inc., the commercial entity behind the open source Docker project,
today announced the release of Docker 0.7. By extending its storage system
with an open driver API and shipping drivers for several standard storage
technologies, including device mapper and btrfs, Docker now runs on any Linux
distribution, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, Suse and
Gentoo. Offering an alternate approach to virtualization, Docker provides a
simple and effective approach to creating lightweight, portable and
self-sufficient containers from any application that run virtually anywhere:
bare metal, virtualized, public cloud or private cloud.
“It’s a significant and exhilarating time for Docker, as our ecosystem is
growing rapidly and receiving a tremendous response from the community,” said
Ben Golub, chief executive officer at Docker. “We've always stated that our
mission is to enable any application to run consistently on any server,
anywhere, and the release of 0.7 is a significant step toward our goal of
allowing developers to run Docker in any environment. We look forward to
further building out our ecosystem, as several additional drivers are already
being developed by the community, including ZFS, GlusterFS and Ceph.”
By leveraging Docker, users can properly address the numerous new
applications, languages, frameworks and hardware environments that are present
in today’s developer landscape. Docker 0.7 provides several major enhancements
including links that enable developers to compose complex software stacks by
connecting containers to each other, as well as offline transfers, allowing
software vendors to deliver updates to their enterprise customers as Docker
containers, while staying in control of the delivery channels.
“With the removal of dependency on AUFS, Docker 0.7 can now be used on any
modern Linux distribution. We believe this will significantly increase the
amount of Docker users, and we look forward to collaborating with the team
further,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman, fellow at The Linux Foundation.
"We have been following Docker closely and are thrilled to be implementing a
pilot project with 0.7. With its ability to now run on any Linux distribution
and our kernel of choice, we look forward to utilizing Docker 0.7 within our
environment," said Brian McCallister, CTO of Platform at Groupon.
"We are incredibly grateful to the over 200 external Docker contributors who
made this release possible, including Alex Larsson, Josh Poimboeuf, Lokesh
Mandvekar and Matthew Miller from Red Hat; Fred Kautz, Tianon ‘Andrew’ Gravi,
Paul Nasrat, Sven Dowideit, and many other talented contributors,” said
Solomon Hykes, founder and CTO of Docker.
"Red Hat was excited to collaborate with the Docker team on this latest
release. As application deployment options grow, portability becomes
increasingly important, and we view containers as an important technology in
enhancing portability and streamlining integration and infrastructure design
tasks," said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform Business
Unit, Red Hat. "As we recently announced, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 enables
customers to deploy application images in containers created using Docker in
their environment of choice: physical, virtual, or cloud."
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About Docker, Inc.
Docker, Inc. is the commercial entity behind the open source Docker project,
and is the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem. Docker is an open source
engine for deploying any application as a lightweight, portable,
self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere. By delivering on
the twin promises “Build Once…Run Anywhere” and “Configure Once…Run Anything,”
Docker has seen explosive growth, and its impact is being seen across devops,
PaaS and hybrid cloud environments. Seven months after launching, the Docker
community is expanding rapidly: Docker containers have been downloaded over
180,000 times, the project has received over 7,000 GitHub stars, and is
receiving contributions from more than 200 community developers. Thousands of
“Dockerized” applications are now available at the Docker public index.
Docker, Inc. offers both commercial Docker services and PaaS offerings at the
Docker, Inc. is venture backed byBenchmark(Peter Fenton),Trinity
Ventures(Dan Scholnick),AME Cloud Ventures(Yahoo! FounderJerry Yang),Y
Combinator, andSV Angel(Ron Conway).
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