With a new round of funding in Docker, we discuss the ecosystem around the container technology and how different vendors might be thinking through their involvement. This brings up a broader discussion of the ecosystems around OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, and even the Apache Software Foundation.
- If you like video, see this episode’s video recording.
- Follow-up: last week’s recording problems were due to human error. Do not doubt the power of the TP-Link AC 1900!
- Matt Ray’s treadmill desk.
Docker Funding …
- $95M: “Currently, Docker is investing heavily in its go-to-market strategy, but also in the technology stack where it plans to expand the platform’s capabilities with a focus on networking, security and storage tools around its service.”
- Thenewstack.io coverage, goin’ for the gold: “For us to become a public company — which is certainly our intention,” Golub told The New Stack’s Alex Williams, “we’ve got a long road ahead of us that includes not only continued growth in open source, and developing a healthy ecosystem around it, but also proving there’s a solid revenue model. All the signs are very, very good, all the momentum is there, and the next several years are going to be about solid execution, both on the community and on the commercial side.”
- 120 employees.
- “Last year Docker earned less than $10 million in revenue,” Golub confirmed.
- And, as always, The Future of Everything.
- Coté to explain the uneasy feel everyone (read: vendors!) has about Docker — it seems like they’re winner takes all.
- Twitter turns off the firehose (Matt): Be careful building your company on someone else’s good graces.
- Speaking of crazy-ass valuations, Ben Thompson’s 1999: How the IPO landscape has changed, specifically related to growth capital.
More Ecosystem Talk
- HP, in fact, not exiting public cloud.
- Cloud Foundry on the CloudCast and Coté’s explanation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and ecosystem.
- Brandon: CloudStack podcast; Audible return policy!
- Matt: New Star Wars trailer (also the first).
- Coté: ApacheCon booths are for Biz Dev, especially if you know markdown.
Pivotal is a sponsor of The New Stack.