Docker raises $15 million

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Docker is a startup that has designed open-source container technology for developers to quickly move their code to the cloud. Docker has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Greylock Partners. Existing investors Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures also participated in this round. Insight Venture Partners put in a bit of money in this round too. Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang jumped in as well. Docker will be using the funding to launch the general availability of the Docker environment and develop commercial services.

Docker can be used for growing to multiple apps and can be used on public or private servers, according to TechCrunch. The service can be scaled in seconds and can be moved anywhere without having to re-configure again.

Docker has some credibility with developers. The company received over 9,000 stars on GitHub along with 1,320 forks.

Docker received acceptance from Red Hat, which is integrating the service into OpenShift. Docker is also used by the Google Compute Engine.

Docker was founded by Solomon Hykes. Hykes launched the company under the name DotCloud in 2009.