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The dotCloud Platform is a service provided by Docker, Inc. The Platform launched in 2011 as the industry’s first multi-language Platform as a Service. The Platform simplifies application development by allowing programmers to focus just on the code for their service while the Platform handles code building, scaling, deployment and load-balancing.
In 2013, recognizing the need for flexible, PaaS-like environments inside enterprises and across clouds, the company released much of its PaaS container technology as the open source Docker project. Docker is an open source engine for deploying any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere. By delivering on the promise “Build Once…Run Anywhere,” Docker has seen explosive growth, and its impact is being seen across devops, PaaS, and hybrid cloud environments.
The success of the Docker project led the company to change its name from "dotCloud, Inc." to "Docker, Inc." in October 2013 in order to reflect its focus on the new product. Docker, Inc. continues to run the dotCloud Platform, supporting thousands of containers running applications for a wide variety of businesses.
dotCloud (now Docker, Inc.) was founded by Solomon Hykes and Sebastien Pahl, and is venture backed by Benchmark (Peter Fenton), Trinity Ventures (Dan Scholnick), Yahoo! Founder Jerry Yang, Y Combinator, and Ron Conway. For more information, please see Docker.com
|October 2013||dotCloud, Inc. changes its name to Docker, Inc. and continues to run the dotCloud Platform while developing Docker.|
|July 2013||Former Gluster CEO and opensource veteran Ben Golub joins dotCloud & Docker as CEO|
|April 2013||dotCloud closes the free "Sandbox" tier for the Platform|
|March 2013||dotCloud releases Docker|
|June 2012||SD Times Recognizes dotCloud in SD Top 100 2012|
|March 2012||Announced Websocket Support and Vertical Scaling|
|Dec 2011||Forbes - 30 Under 30: Technology|
|Nov 2011||Announced support for MongoDB, Redis, MySQL|
|Sept 2011||Venturewire Fastech 50 award|
|June 2011||Won Gigaom Structure People & Judge awards|
|June 2011||Announced pricing and end of beta|
|May 2011||Acquired DuoStack|
|March 2011||$10M Series A - Benchmark and Trinity|
|January 2011||Launched first multi-language PaaS in beta|
|December 2010||$800K Angel Round|