What does Docker do?

Docker, is an open platform which allows the developers and system administrators for creating distributed applications. It provides a platform which enables any application to be created and run as an assemblage of steady, low overhead Docker containers which work across virtually any infrastructure. This model will free the developers from the app and infrastructure dependencies, mainly accelerating the software development lifecycle, and enables considerable improvements in the cost and efficiency of the infrastructure.

Applications powered by Docker empower constant business innovation shaped by software and is used by web scale organizations such as Cambridge Healthcare, Baidu, Gilt, Spotify, eBay, Yandex etc. It runs platforms and systems which make the Docker project run, including the Docker Hub Registry, and provides support and materials for the swiftly expanding the startup.

How much Docker was funded?

Docker raised $95 M in Series D funding on April 14th, 2015 from Insight Venture Partners, Coatue Management, Northern Trust, Benchmark, Goldman Sachs and Greylock Partners, other participants include Sequoia Capital, AME Cloud Ventures and Trinity Ventures.

Previous funding

  • $15M in Series B funding on January 21, 2014 from Insight Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, Greylock Partners and Benchmark
  • $40M in Series C on September 16, 2014 from Greylock Partners, Trinity Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Insight Venture Partners and Jerry Yang

What is next for Docker?

The startup will use the latest fund of $95 M to address the needs of all the ecosystem users and the enterprises which have standardized on Docker’s technology. The fund will also  help it solidify its foundation for a new generation of distributed applications.

More about Docker

Docker was found in January 2010 by Solomon Hykes. It has its headquarters in San Francisco. Docker helps build better apps, deploy apps faster and receive the latest news. It is used my millions of developers across thousands of the world’s most innovative organizations.