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Docker Enters Growth Stage By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

It was just two years ago, in March of 2013, that the PaaS company dotCloud decided to open-source its container technology

Docker Enters Growth Stage

Docker recently raised another $95 million in a Round D, even though it is still burning through its Round B cash and hasn't touched the $40 million it raised in Round C. Docker has now raised roughly $160 million dollars. Analysts have estimated its valuation is somewhere in the $1 billion range. Check out my latest post on the Virtualization Practice that discusses how Docker will leverage all of this capital to fuel its growth.

When I asked David Messina, Docker's VP of enterprise marketing, about this, he said it speaks to Docker's ability to exceed even its own expectations and to continuously increase the business value of its offerings.

How Did Docker Get So Big So Fast?

It was just two years ago, in March of 2013, that the PaaS company dotCloud decided to open-source its container technology under the name "Docker." Docker quickly became a hit, with Docker Meetups spawning weekly worldwide and downloads occurring at record-breaking rates. The dotCloud team quickly changed direction, renamed the company "Docker," and brought in new CEO Ben Golub in July 2013 to lead the new business model. At the time, Docker was about a twenty-person company. Fast-forward to today, and Docker has north of 120 people, has made a handful of strategic acquisitions, and has integrated with technology giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, and many others. What a difference two years makes. [continued]

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Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.