Five ways Docker is taking over the world
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In a little more than a year, Docker has gone from being a new kid on the block to a widely used and respected technology. For any project to become that big a draw in so short a time is an eye-opener, but evidence suggests Docker’s growth is the real thing — the creation of a standardized software platform for delivering apps at scale. Here are five signs of how Docker’s rise is not likely to be mere faddism.
1. Docker usage
The most direct and obvious sign of Docker’s success is where and how widely it’s being used. Multiple cloud providers support it directly, and Google is one of the most visible and active. Rackspace is in the game as well, using it internally for a plethora of functions. Even Microsoft’s Azure is now Docker-friendly, which has provoked speculation over whether Docker will someday run on Windows itself.