Docker and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) said they have deepened their relationship that builds on the existing technology collaboration between the companies.
As part of the expanded collaboration, the companies will work together on interoperability between Docker´s hosted services and Red Hat certified container hosts and services.
The rapid rise of the Docker project reflects the IT industry´s growing recognition of the importance of standardized, open source, container-based approaches to application creation, deployment, and management. Long a leader in Linux container technologies, Red Hat began working closely with the Docker team in September 2013. Since then Red Hat has worked to extend Docker for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with new production-grade file-system options, integrated systemd process management, and use of SELinux to provide military-grade security.
Application containers have emerged as an essential solution for developers and IT operations teams, one that provides both a flexible way to build and deploy applications, while significantly reducing the time and expense associated with underlying cloud infrastructure. Emerging as the de facto standard for containerization in the Linux community, Docker technology offers benefits to developers, system administrators, and DevOps alike.
Docker, Inc. is the commercial entity behind the open source Docker project, and is the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem.
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