Docker Talk – Docker swarms the Kubernetes community

Docker Talk – Docker swarms the Kubernetes community

© Images courtesy of Swapnil Bhartiya

© Images courtesy of Swapnil Bhartiya

Article from Issue 207/2018
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At this year's DockerCon Europe, Docker announced that it is officially supporting the Google-sponsored Kubernetes ochestration engine – an unexpected development that surprised many observers.

At DockerCon EU in Copenhagen (Figure 1), Solomon Hykes, the founder of Docker, announced the availability of Kubernetes as an additional orchestrator along with Swarm, the company's own orchestrator.

The news took many by surprise. Why would Docker support an orchestration platform that competes with its own in-house tool? A closer look at this question reveals some insights into the direction of Docker as a company – and it also offers a fascinating window into the inner-workings of open source communities.

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