Enterprise Ubuntu users running Docker in production now have a new source for Docker support: from Canonical.
Canonical and Docker announced joint support for the commercial edition of Docker Engine on Ubuntu. The pair also will provide updates for Docker on Ubuntu through an application delivery system Canonical originally devised.
This isn’t first time Docker has partnered with an enterprise vendor to offer support. HP Enterprise, for example, includes support with its Docker-ready hardware and software products, and Microsoft offers the same as part of the out-of-the-box enterprise experience for the new version of Windows Server.
David Messina, SVP Product and Corporate Marketing of Docker, cited a “large, positive overlap of enterprise users that use Ubuntu [and] that use Docker” as a key motive. “We see a significant install base of Ubuntu users using Docker, and we collectively thought this was a great relationship, but not the only one of its kind.”
Docker and Canonical also allow customers the choice of whichever support channel they’re most comfortable with. If a company already has a relationship with Docker, it can use that. If it’s already a Canonical customer, it can employ its existing Canonical service contract.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht