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Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise
Mike Melanson, The New Stack
Mirantis, the cloud consulting company with OpenStack roots and a more recent focus on Kubernetes, has acquired Docker’s enterprise business, which consists of the Docker Enterprise Technology Platform and all associated intellectual property, 300 of approximately 400 employees, 750 enterprise customers, and all enterprise partnerships.
“We’re buying Docker Enterprise for a couple of reasons. One is to accelerate our journey towards providing Kubernetes as a Service to the world for multicloud and hybrid use cases — a lot of the Docker Enterprise customers actually use Kubernetes inside. We’re also buying Docker Enterprise because we think containerization is the way to go. It’s the way modern applications are being built and the existing applications are being re-modernized,” said Ionel in an interview with The New Stack.