Docker, the open source containerization system, has gone into production on another major cloud. This week, hybrid cloud hosting vendor CliQr announced support for Docker containers on its CloudCenter platform with both command-line and graphical control interfaces.
According to CliQr, this new offering is designed to be flexible by accommodating a variety of different types of Docker configurations and management approaches. The company supports single, multiple and composite container setups. Storage, networking and other resources can live within the container, on the host system or in both spaces.
In addition, Docker containers can run alongside non-containerized applications within the same cloud, according to the company.
"Docker and CliQr share the same vision," said Tenry Fu, co-founder and CTO at CliQr. "Developers should focus on the application and not the specifics and critical dependencies of the underlying infrastructure. Docker solves the problem at the container level while CliQr solves the problem of orchestrating application topologies comprised of composite containers, VMs and PaaS services."
Pricing for Docker application deployments on CloudCenter will reflect configuration specifics and benchmarks for a user's cloud environment, CliQr noted.
CliQR specializes in hybrid cloud hosting. It offers both an SaaS subscription option, as well as dedicated on-site deployment.
Data suggests that, for now, Docker adoption remains limited. For instance, Canonical's most revent survey results of cloud and server trends within the Ubuntu ecosystem reveal that only 18 percent of respondents have used Docker for production. It may therefore still be some time before CliQr's containerization offering for the hybrid cloud takes off. Still, Docker's not going away anytime soon, and this move certainly can't hurt the company's business.