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December 5, 2014

IBM to sell Docker Hub Enterprise in the Cloud

The partnership should allow enterprises to build and run new application on the IBM cloud more efficiently.

By Amy-Jo Crowley

Container specialist Docker has signed a deal with IBM to sell its latest Docker Hub Enterprise (DHE) to large-scale enterprises looking to build, manage and run applications in the cloud and on-premise.

DHE, expected to be available in February 2015, is designed to help users share, maintain and collaborate on Docker containers behind their own firewalls or on private clouds.

"Our vision for DHE is that it will evolve from the place to share and collaborate on distributed applications to a strategic control point for both developers and sysadmins to manage all aspects of the application development lifecycle – from build through production – on any infrastructure they choose," said Docker’s CEO Ben Golub in a blog post.

IBM said the deal would allow enterprises to combine IBM and Docker technology to create distributed apps made up of Docker containers.

IBM, which made Watson Analytics available in public beta this week, also announced the beta of IBM Containers, a Docker-based container service that includes the latest Docker orchestration services.

IBM said it will be delivered as part of Bluemix, its open standards, cloud development platform for building, managing and running apps.

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"This partnership with IBM is a great win for the rapidly growing number of enterprises that see Docker as the foundation for a new generation of business critical distributed applications," Golub added in a statement.

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