Mirantis announced that it has acquired Docker’s enterprise business and, associated intellectual property and all enterprise partnerships.
The cloud consulting company Mirantis, announced that it has acquired the Docker Enterprise Technology Platform on a blog post. The amount paid for the acquisition has not been disclosed. The Docker Enterprise Technology Platform includes Docker Container Engine, Docker Trusted Registry, Docker Kubernetes Service, Universal Control Plane, and Docker Edge Technology.
Docker Enterprise started shipping Kubernetes two years ago as a part of its Universal Control Plane. Most of its customers are already using it or plan to use it in the future. Docker Enterprise is the only independent container platform that enables developers to seamlessly build, share and safely run their applications anywhere, from public cloud to hybrid cloud to the edge.
Mirantis CEO and co-founder Adrian Ionel said on the blog post:
“We’re buying Docker Enterprise for a couple of reasons. One is to accelerate our journey towards providing Kubernetes as a Service to the world for multi-cloud and hybrid use cases, a lot of the Docker Enterprise customers actually use Kubernetes inside. We’re also buying Docker Enterprise because we think containerization is the way to go. It’s the way modern applications are being built and the existing applications are being re-modernized,” said Ionel in an interview with The New Stack. “It’s an enormous accelerator towards the vision that we were already on. We’re also buying Docker Enterprise because we are stoked about the level of technical talent. We believe that Docker Enterprise has some of the very, very best cloud-native infrastructure people in the world today, fantastic engineers and they will fit very well with our engineering culture at Mirantis.”