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JAX Innovation Awards 2014 Spotlight: Docker

Lucy Carey

Part of a special series showcasing our final nominees, we find out what keeps this container engine open.

Over the last month we’ve had many interesting and

diverse nominations sent our way for the JAX Innovation Awards
2014, in the form of Most innovative Java Technology, Most
innovative Open Technology, and Most innovative Open Tech
Business. Community voting is open
until May 12th – make sure
to get yours in, and give the people making genuine waves in the
industry the recognition you think they deserve.
Click here to get
submitting! This interview is part of a special series showcasing
our final nominees. 

Category: Most
innovative Open Technology


Interviewee: Julien Barbier

1) Can you tell our readers a little more
about Docker?

Docker is an open-source project to easily
create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any
application. The same container that a developer builds and tests
on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal,
OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more.

2) Can you explain what problems you solve
with your technology?

  • Application lifecycle Management with CI/CD
    being a major use case (including separation of concerns (dev vs

  • Disruptive economics with an Alternative form of

  • Agility – Scale-out, down,

  • Development flexibility (laptop, datacenter,
    hybrid/private/public cloud) to deliver Cross Cloud

3) Who are your main users?

  • Rackspace

  • Baidu

  • Yandex

  • ebay

  • Spotify

  • opentable

  • cloudflare

  • mailgun

  • relateiq

  • rethinkdb

  • Gilt, Yelp, New Relic…

4) What’s on the roadmap ahead for

Docker 1.0 is the next big release for our
product. Meaning stable, ready for production, software

5) Why do you think Open Technologies are
important for truly innovative IT?

Docker is open source since the very beginning.
We think this is important because everybody has a lot of great
ideas, not only employees. We have 400+ contribnutors to the
projects, 95% being non-employees. That’s 400+ brains, and 20 times
more ideas than if we were a closed technology

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