Docker Embraces Kubernetes

Oct 18, 2017

Docker is now offering Kubernetes as an orchestration platform.

At DockerCon Europe, Solomon Hykes, the founder of Docker, announced support for Kubernetes as an orchestration platform alongside Swarm, it's own orchestration tool.

“The addition of Kubernetes as an option alongside Swarm gives our users and customers the ability to make an orchestration choice with the added security, management, and end-to-end Docker experience that they’ve come to expect from Docker since the very beginning. We look forward to working with the Kubernetes community to help users, partners, and customers achieve the full benefits of the containerization revolution,” said Hykes.

The company said that through its integration with Docker EE, Kubernetes will be available across certified infrastructure platforms, including multiple Linux distributions (SLES, CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Oracle Linux) and Windows, as well as all cloud platforms, including AWS and Azure.

Developers running Docker on Mac and Windows will be able to use features like multistage builds and application composition (Docker Compose) in container development and have them run consistently from development all the way to production. Developers have the flexibility to write their applications in Docker and can choose their orchestrator without requiring any additional modification.

In an interview with Linux Pro, Hykes said that Docker will continue to engage with the Kubernetes community as a good citizen.

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