Docker, Inc.

Docker, Inc. is an American technology company that develops productivity tools built around Docker, automates the deployment of code inside software containers.[1][3] Major products of the company are Docker Hub, a central repository of containers, and Docker Desktop, a GUI application for Windows and Mac to manage containers.

Company behind the development of Docker software
Docker, Inc.
Industry Computer software
Predecessor dotCloud, Inc.
Founders Kamel Founadi, Solomon Hykes, Sebastien Pahl
Key people
  • Scott Johnston[1] (current CEO)
  • Ben Golub,[2] Steve Singh,[3] Rob Bearden[4] (former CEOs)
Products Docker, Docker Hub

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Docker booth at LinuxCon 2016

The company was founded as dotCloud in 2008 by Kamel Founadi, Solomon Hykes, and Sebastien Pahl in Paris,[5] and incorporated in United States in 2010.[6] In July, 2013, Benjamin Golub (formerly of Plaxo and Gluster) became chief executive.[7]

On September 19, 2013, dotCloud and Red Hat announced an alliance to integrate Docker with OpenShift Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.[8] On October 29, 2013, dotCloud was renamed Docker.[9][10]

On July 23, 2014, Docker acquired two-person startup Orchard.[11]

On August 4, 2014 the dotCloud technology and brand was sold to cloudControl.[12] Four person company Koality was acquired on October 7, 2014.[13][14]

On October 15, 2014 Microsoft announced a partnership,[15] and its services were announced for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) on November 13, 2014.[16]

Docker was estimated to be valued at over $1 billion, making it what is called a “unicorn company“, after a $95 million fundraising round in April 2015.[17]

In April 2016, it was revealed that the C.I.A.‘s investment arm In-Q-Tel was a large investor in Docker.[18]

In May 2019, Rob Bearden became CEO.[19]

In November 2019, Mirantis, a cloud computing company, acquired Docker’s enterprise business, including Docker Engine.[20][21] and Scott Johnston became CEO.[22]

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