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. 
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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. 
Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com 
CO: CenturyLink, Inc.
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