CenturyLink releases Panamax open-source Docker management platform

     CenturyLink releases Panamax open-source Docker management platform

New community resource for creating complex Docker architectures

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., Aug. 12, 2014

MONROE, La., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today
announced the contribution of Panamax, a Docker management platform, to the
open-source community. Ideal for even the most complex Docker architectures,
Panamax gives developers a single management platform to easily create, share
and deploy any Docker-containerized application.

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Docker, the Linux container manager that Panamax is based on, is a
fast-growing open-source project used by the developer and devops communities.
Because it makes containers portable and sharable, Docker allows developers to
collaborate on infrastructure.

"Docker captured my imagination when I realized that I could encapsulate the
entire state of my application system and share it with anyone else in the
world," said Lucas Carlson, chief innovation officer at CenturyLink. "We
developed Panamax to make it even easier to use Docker. Panamax lets you
combine Linux containers like Legos, stitching together the best-of-breed
containers built by the devops community, and then deploy them anywhere.
CenturyLink is excited to share Panamax today with the broader Docker and
cloud developer ecosystem."

Prior to Panamax, running multi-container, multi-server apps with Docker was
difficult. Developers needed to learn as many as five new technologies –
libswarm, systemd, etcd, ambassador and fleet – as well as Docker-specific
best practices just to get started. Panamax packages these technologies and
best practices into an intuitive user experience that automates the heavy
lifting of deploying complex applications. Developers simply drag-and-drop
containers and can easily access the open-source cloud application
marketplace. Panamax can run on laptops, virtual machines, bare metal or any
public cloud that supports CoreOS like CenturyLink Cloud.

"As one of the fastest-growing open-source projects in history, Docker is
going to change the game in application development," said James Governor,
principal analyst at RedMonk, the developer-focused industry analyst firm.
"Panamax is designed to be Docker management for humans, dramatically
simplifying multi-container app deployment."

Panamax joins IronFoundry and ElasticLINQ as cloud-related open-source
projects contributed by CenturyLink. Panamax is available today on GitHub
under an Apache 2 license. To learn more or to access and download the Panamax
software, visit www.panamax.io.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink^® Prism™ TV and
DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com
 
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