>Docker will continue as an independent company. Mirantis...is getting:
>1. The Docker Enterprise Platform:
>[Docker Enterprise Container Engine](https://www.docker.com/products/docker-enterprise), which provides better security and administration tools over the community version.
>[Docker Trusted Registry](https://docs.docker.com/ee/dtr/), which is heavily used by Docker Enterprise customers. It's like an on-premise version of the [Docker Hub](https://hub.docker.com/) with enterprise features and security.
>[Docker Universal Control Plane ](https://docs.docker.com/ee/ucp/)With this Enterprise customers can manage containers using either Kubernetes or [Docker Swarm](https://docs.docker.com/get-started/part4/), Docker's container orchestration program.
>2. A large and growing business with 750 enterprise customers. Thirty percent of the Fortune 100 and 20% of the Global 500 use Docker Enterprise.
>3. One of the best cloud-native product engineering, support, services, and pre-sales teams on the planet.
>4. A strong partner ecosystem, including joint large partners such as Microsoft.
11 thoughts on “Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise”
The end of an era. But everybody had seen the writing on the wall. [https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/27/docker-is-trying-to-raise-money-following-arrival-of-ceo-rob-bearden.html](https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/27/docker-is-trying-to-raise-money-following-arrival-of-ceo-rob-bearden.html)
With Docker Enterprise sold off, what does Docker (the company) have left that makes any money?
> What About Docker Swarm?
> The primary orchestrator going forward is Kubernetes. Mirantis is committed to providing an excellent experience to all Docker Enterprise platform customers and currently expects to support Swarm for at least two years, depending on customer input into the roadmap. Mirantis is also evaluating options for making the transition to Kubernetes easier for Swarm users.
[from Mirantis’ blog](https://www.mirantis.com/blog/mirantis-acquires-docker-enterprise-platform-business/)
Is it me or is ZDNet’s comment section has been broken for a while?
Should not be a surprise for Docker Inc to have such exit plan, it’s been a blocked road for them to efficiently milk the cow out of Docker the software.
Never heard of Mirantis before? According to [CrunchBase](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mirantis), they’re a startup that got only $220 million in funding. How they were able to acquire part of Docker (and why in the first place) is beyond me and smells like VC’s moves behind the scene.
Today’s Swarm update….
Bret Fisher is doing a livestream later with a panel of folk on the news and what lies in the future for docker/swarm : [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R94MXVSb7zY](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R94MXVSb7zY) . Will be worth a watch I think.
How does it affected Docker shareholders? Or Docker employees who had Docker stocks. They didn’t get any stake in Mirantis.