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Docker Acquires Koality

Docker Acquires Koality to Accelerate Development of Docker Hub Enterprise

Team brings deep experience in automating secure workflows for application lifecycle management

From Docker Press Release October 07, 2014 

SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Docker, Inc., the company behind the Docker open platform for distributed applications, today announced that it has acquired Koality, the developer of a highly regarded continuous integration solution. The Koality team will help accelerate the development of solutions for managing the lifecycle of Dockerized, distributed applications. Effective immediately, the Koality team and technology will be integrated into the development efforts behind Docker Hub Enterprise – the product initiative that will allow enterprise IT teams working on distributed applications to collaborate on their modular components, while maintaining them in a private software repository behind their firewall.

“There's been an obvious synergy between Docker and Koality since our first meeting; it was clear how much we could accomplish together”

“There's been an obvious synergy between Docker and Koality since our first meeting; it was clear how much we could accomplish together,” said Jonathan Chu, CEO and co-founder of Koality. “The entire team is looking forward to using our technology and expertise to help fuel the Docker movement – one that will shape the future of application development.”

Koality’s software has been used extensively within the Docker community to significantly shrink continuous integration cycles. The technology provides users with an intuitive toolset that simplifies workflow complexity around managing software versioning, upgrading and updating. Eliminating these convoluted workflows has spurred application innovation, even in highly regulated industries that require transparent processes to ensure that rigid security and compliance guidelines are met.

Docker Hub, a Software as a Service-based solution, currently provides developers and sysadmins with a central resource to share applications, collaborate with both community and internal workgroups, create new images and automate their application lifecycle workflows. Docker Hub has over 40,000 community-contributed “Dockerized” applications available to those using the open platform. These modular components allow developers to leverage the best work of others, while enabling them to focus on core application services to differentiate their own distributed application. The value of this new collaborative framework has been validated by a three-fold growth in application “content” in as many months. This success has resulted in customer requirements to have similar capabilities inside the enterprise itself.

“As we surveyed our ecosystem to see how our technology partners were helping enterprises build distributed applications, Koality stood out in terms of its flexibility to integrate in with existing toolchains and processes while delivering practical, intuitive solutions around the application development lifecycle,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Docker. “As an added bonus, the members of the Koality team came out of Palantir, and also acquired a sensitivity for the issues facing some of the most security conscious organizations in the world.”

As of today, the Koality team will be working at the Docker headquarters in San Francisco.