Alibaba, Docker to offer Containerized Applications in China

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group and Docker, an open source platform for developers signed a commercial agreement that claims to enhance the user experience for developers throughout China. It will provide a Docker image store and supply for Docker Hub on Alibaba Cloud. To top it up, Alibaba Cloud will Commercially Supported (CS) Docker Engine and Docker Datacenter that will allow enterprises to manage the complete application lifecycle by sharing the production workloads. Alibaba also recently partnered with cloud services provider Datapipe to help global organizations entering China and Chinese organizations venturing abroad to rely on Datapipe for designing, building, and managing Alibaba Cloud environments. Therefore, undoubtedly this partnership will act as a beneficiary for both the companies. As the Docker Hub will be on Alibaba Cloud, the users will be able to create distributed applications by leveraging the content from thousands of ‘Dockerized’ services available in the Docker Hub hosted repository. According to the company the users in China will experience faster downloads and UI response rates because Docker Hub will be hosted locally in China. This will also enable them to transfer applications more often than before. With this agreement, Alibaba Cloud states that it will offer enterprise support options for CS Docker Engine and Docker Datacenter. Both the companies claim that with this platform, enterprises all over China will be able to innovate faster, accelerating time to value when building, shipping and running circulated applications. Nick Stinemates, Vice President, Business Development & Technical Alliances at Docker stated, “As we deepen our roots into the Asian market, our partnership with the leading cloud provider in the region will enable us to better serve the unique needs of the global enterprises in China.”
“We are excited to bring Docker containers, the CS Docker Engine, and Docker Datacenter to the second largest economy in the world as this is a critical step to enable our vision of ‘write-once, run-anywhere’ apps that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.”
“Through our partnership, we make it easier for organizations of all sizes to containerize legacy applications, accelerate their digital transformations and build new microservices using Docker and Alibaba Cloud,” Stinemates added. The company also claims that organizations can have a makeover as Alibaba Cloud will resell Docker Datacenter, an integrated platform for developers and IT to collaborate, bringing improved security, policy and controls to the application lifecycle without sacrificing agility or application portability. Docker recently launched a new tiered partner program to address the growing enterprise demand for Container as a Service (CaaS) offerings through its commercially-available Docker Datacenter solution. With this expansion, Docker will provide its global partners with a well-defined path for selling Docker services and solutions while enabling them to build on their expertise in Software Defined data centers, converged infrastructure and cloud technologies. Stinemates also stated that with this partnership enterprises of all sizes will be able to containerize legacy applications, accelerate their digital transformations and build new microservices using Docker and Alibaba Cloud.

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