IBM Partners With Docker, Launches Containers Service
IBM partners with Docker, launches the IBM Containers Service and becomes the first company to sell integrated solutions with Docker Hub Enterprise.IBM and Docker announced a strategic partnership where IBM will work with Docker to sell integrated solutions with Docker Hub Enterprise (DHE). The deal enables enterprises to more efficiently build and run new applications on the IBM Cloud and on prem via the Docker open platform. Enterprises can use the combination of IBM and Docker to create and manage portable distributed apps composed of discrete interoperable Docker containers, have a dynamic lifecycle, and can scale to run in concert anywhere from the developer’s laptop to hundreds of hosts in the cloud. The move also eliminates underlying infrastructure constraints that limited their ability to innovate. Building on Docker's Open Platform, the two companies will also help developers build smarter applications that are coupled with IBM's strong security and integration with existing enterprise systems, including service management and DevOps. As part of this partnership, IBM announced the beta of IBM Containers which is a Docker-based container service that will include open Docker-native features and interfaces, including the new Docker orchestration services. Delivered as part of Bluemix, IBM’s open cloud platform for application development, the IBM Containers service will enable enterprises to launch Docker containers directly onto the IBM Cloud on bare metal servers from SoftLayer.
The IBM Containers Service enables you to run Docker containers in a hosted cloud environment, on IBM Bluemix. Users can port their existing applications to IBM Bluemix and make them publically accessible by using containers. A private registry is provided where trusted images can be uploaded, stored and retrieved.