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Docker Native Support for Kubernetes: Thoughts on the DockerCon News

DockerCon’s keynote yesterday made clear that Kubernetes has won the hearts and minds of the container ecosystem. Docker announced native support for Kubernetes. By offering native Kubernetes support for the first time, Docker is acknowledging that people are using it in sufficient numbers that they have to build in support according to TechCrunch.

So what does this mean for enterprise organizations adopting containers? It means the best of both worlds – a great container runtime with the most popular orchestrator in the market, combined and managed by the familiar Docker stack and platform.

With every major platform converging on Kubernetes, it’s now easier for enterprises to adopt and deploy cloud native application as they have a clear choice on the orchestrator to build their next generation platforms.

What does it mean for the ecosystem? Well, if you are not working natively with Kubernetes, it’s time to play catch up quick. The ecosystem now has a focal point and those that don’t work natively with Kubernetes either need to get coding or they are unlikely to be at future DockerCons.

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Author: Alex Chircop

Alex is the Founder and CEO of StorageOS, building software defined storage solutions for cloud native environments. Alex is also a co-chair of the CNCF Storage SIG. Before embarking on the start-up adventure, he spent over 25 years engineering infrastructure platforms for companies like Nomura and Goldman Sachs.

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