Mirantis, a company helping enterprises move to the cloud on their terms, delivering a cloud experience on any infrastructure and powered by Kubernetes, has announced its acquisition of Docker’s Enterprise Platform business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Docker Enterprise is a platform enabling developers to “seamlessly” build, share and “safely” run any applications anywhere – from public cloud to hybrid cloud to the edge. One third of Fortune 100 companies would use Docker Enterprise as their “high-velocity innovation platform.”
Mirantis and the newly acquired Docker Enterprise team will continue to develop and support the Docker Enterprise platform. Also, the following new capabilities can be expected by enterprise clients:
- A zero touch, as-a-service experience to eliminate the administration, integration and operation burden for customers
- Mirantis Kubernetes and related cloud-native technologies
- A proven enterprise business model with a strong financial foundation
“The Mirantis Kubernetes technology joined with the Docker Enterprise Container Platform brings simplicity and choice to enterprises moving to the cloud,” said Adrian Ionel, CEO and co-founder at Mirantis. “Delivered as a service, it’s the easiest and fastest path to the cloud for new and existing applications. The Docker Enterprise employees are among the most talented cloud native experts in the world and can be immensely proud of what they achieved. We’re very grateful for the opportunity to create an exciting future together and welcome the Docker Enterprise team, customers, partners, and community.”
Mirantis and Docker will work together on core upstream technology, contributing to open source development. In addition, Mirantis and Docker would continue to ensure integration between their products with Docker focused on Docker Desktop and Docker Hub and Mirantis on the Docker Enterprise container platform.
Mirantis has made significant investments in Kubernetes. These investments will flow into the Docker Enterprise platform which would benefit all of its customers. Kubernetes is a container orchestrator with an active, vibrant community. Mirantis will combine its Kubernetes technology with Docker Enterprise “to fuel the next wave of cloud-native innovation for enterprises.”