Docker is the biggest startup in containers that made it to the Billion Dollar Club in 2015. It recently raised another round of funding that valued it at $1.3 billion.

Docker’s Offerings

San Francisco-based Docker was founded in 2010 by YCombinator alumni Solomon Hykes. Docker was initially called dotCloud and offered a software hosting service. By 2013, the company had pivoted to using the technology of containers and becoming an open platform instead. It immediately took off and rebranded itself as Docker.

Its platform is based on the concept of Docker Containers that use resource isolation technologies to isolate the application’s view of the operating system. Available for both Linux and Windows-based apps, containerized software will always run the same, regardless of the environment. The container model accelerates the software development lifecycle and improves infrastructure cost and efficiency.

Over the past five years, Docker has evolved to align with its users and customers’ needs to innovate and build advanced security and networking features and even integrate Google’s container tech Kubernetes. It has also expanded from free community plans to commercial product offerings. Last year, the company rolled out the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) program to help enterprises shift to the cloud and modernize their legacy applications.

It offers Docker for Mac/Windows and an enterprise-ready container platform called Docker Enterprise Edition, which has over 450 customers. Docker Enterprise Edition is available directly or from a network of Docker Authorized OEM and reseller partners including HPE, IBM, and Microsoft. Docker has millions of users, 3.5 million Dockerized apps, and 37 billion container downloads. Its customers include ADP, GlaxoSmithKline, VR Group, Cornell University, Expedia, PayPal, Visa, and MetLife.

Docker’s Financials

Docker’s community edition is free while the enterprise editions range from $750 to $3,500 per node per year for software, support and certification.

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