CenturyLink releases Panamax open-source Docker management platform

 CenturyLink releases Panamax open-source Docker management platform  MONROE, La., Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ -- 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.  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO  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.  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO    SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc.  Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com  CO: CenturyLink, Inc. ST: Louisiana NI: TLS INTERNET CPR ELE NET NP  
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