September 8, 2014

Why Did Docker Catch on Quickly and Why is it so Interesting?

Docker has rapidly become “the new thing” for computing in 2014. Why did that happen so quickly, and how has a Linux application container become so popular? Broadly, I think Docker is a great example of how to build a viral, developer-oriented product.

The rapid adoption rate took everyone by surprise, and now it’s too late to build a competitor. So everyone is having to cooperate around a single container solution. This is great for the developers and end users, but means that several platform as a service (PaaS) vendors have lost control of their destiny somewhat as Docker did an end-run around their strategy.

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