- Distributed applications platform Docker announced Thursday a new version of its container technology optimized for business.
- Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) runs on multiple operating systems and multiple cloud providers so enterprises don’t have to commit to one vendor.
- The company said users will now be able to move apps between any of these platforms without recoding.
Container technology can make it easier for organizations to build and deploy applications. And while there’s been a lot of hype around container technology, there have also been many complaints that the technology is difficult to implement.
It is really geared toward sysadmins and developers, something that Docker is trying to change. With Docker Enterprise Edition, the company hopes to make containers easier for developers to use, thereby boosting enterprise adoption. Docker started off as a container platform exclusively for Linux developers, so the move to support additional platforms could also help broaden enterprise appeal.
With application-heavy environments, demand for container technology is sure to increase. A recent report from 451 Research predicts the application container market will expand significantly this year, reaching $2.7 billion by 2020, up from just $762 million in 2016.