Golub On The Record
Now four years after its launch, the Docker open source project has 3,300 project contributors who have built 900,000 Docker apps residing on 14 million hosts. The growth of containers is for real, and the use cases are getting more interesting, serious and complex. In his keynote at DockerCon this week in Austin, Docker CEO Ben Golub said Docker started as a quick, efficient way to deploy apps. "We're now seeing use cases where people are using Docker to keep planes in the air," he said.
As a company grows, its stakeholders change, its needs change, and the community Docker once fostered as open source enthusiasts now are watching the company become a technology giant with reach into 300 large enterprise customers around the world. It's a perfect time to check in and get Golub's perspective on Docker, its ecosystem and its path to helping partners make money.
With a boxed lunch in hand, running between meetings, Golub spent a few minutes with CRN on Wednesday. He discussed the evolution of his company, the Docker partner program and what we can learn from the examples of companies like MetLife, a 149-year-old company that turned up at DockerCon to encourage other enterprises to get on board with containers.