[Shenzhen, China, June 25, 2015] Docker founder and CTO Solomon Hykes announced the creation of the Open Container Project at this year’s Dockercon, which was held in San Francisco, California on June 22.
Docker’s goal for this project is to develop completely open industry standards around container formats in partnership with industry leaders. Huawei is included among CoreOS, AWS, Google, Red Hat, VMware, EMC, and other project sponsors as the sole Chinese company on the founding member list.
Docker has hit the ground running since its launch in China in 2014. Huawei, a top 3 Docker community contributor, has supported its rapid development with attention and commitment. Three key features in the latest Docker 1.7.0 Runtime release were led by Huawei CSI’s HULK team: enhanced Docker exec user command, container CFS quota support, and container disk I/O limit support. These achievements gained Huawei unanimous recognition from the Docker community.
“Containers warrant a common format and collaborative development approach to that work”, said Dr. ChengLu Wang, the president of Central Software Institute in Huawei.
“We see the forming of the Open Container Project as a very good move for unifying forces in this area. The standardization and open governance nature of this initiative will help attract more talents and organizations to participate, which will in turn stimulate innovations in various layers, while still keeping the core to stay consolidated,” said Wang.