Docker Enterprise Sold to Mirantis, Docker Desktop, Hub Raise $35MM

As Joep Piscaer noted, something big happened over at Docker last week:

Two important things happened today at Docker to separate the two businesses.

  1. Mirantis to acquire the Enterprise parts of Docker
  2. Docker raised $35 million for Docker Desktop and Hub and replaces its CEO with Scott Johnston

This was undoubtedly one deal in two transactions, but it’s still a very interesting move. And dare I say an important one? Docker needs to survive. The core IP is just too valuable and widespread. Yet the company hasn’t been able to get “over the hump” in the enterprise market.

Selling the enterprise bits to Mirantis makes sense. They know how to do this stuff.

Keeping the developer bits in a new company (with some cash) makes sense too.

Let’s see how they execute on this!

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com, blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.