Following a tumultuous two days in the Docker community, Joyent has announced two open source initiatives and a container service that further its ties to Docker. With the news, Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill also has some choice remarks about CoreOS “full-frontal assault” on Docker. First, there is the sheer brazenness of the remarks, but also reflects something that could have been predicted.
“It’s pretty clear that containers, specifically Docker, are going to be the future of infrastructure. What’s not clear is how that’s going to shake out,”Cantrill said. “Who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Can the pie be shared?”
“I think CoreOS came to the conclusion that the pie cannot be shared. That either Docker or CoreOS will succeed, but not both, and they had to attack Docker in order to succeed.”