IBM and Docker announce strategic partnership
IBM and Docker, Inc. announced last week a strategic partnership that aims to help enterprises that build and run distributed applications. These companies can take full advantage of IBM Cloud and Docker's open platform which provides a repository of more than 60,000 services.
According to the official press release, "Companies will have a more efficient and effective way to build, ship and run Docker multi-container, multi-host applications in the cloud." The IBM-Docker partnership already delivered a product, as IBM announced the beta version of IBM Containers. IBM Containers is a Docker-based container service that is part of Bluemix, IBM's open cloud platform for application development. It comes with Docker-native features and interfaces, including the new Docker orchestration services.
IBM will show a demo of the early-stage integration with the Docker open platform at DockerCon EU. In addition to the integrated services, IBM also plans to offer a standalone product. Please check the press release below for more details about this strategic partnership.