Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create Standards for Open Container Project

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 2, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Industry leaders and users united to create the Open Container Project (OCP), to establish set of common, minimal standards around container technology. Housed under the Linux Foundation, the OCP’s mission is to protect the companies and users pre-existing development efforts without fragmentation and encourage them to confidently innovate and develop container-based solutions.

The OCP is based on set of values that includes openness, security, portability, composability, minimalism and backward compatibility. Docker, a distributor of applications to enable developers and IT administrators to build, ship and run applications anywhere, will donate the code for its software container format, associated specifications and its runtime.

The container-based-solution is supported and leveraged by an ecosystem of millions of developers, tens of thousands of enterprises, contributors, and over hundred companies as they believe in the container movement due to the promise of portability, agility and interoperability across a broad set of infrastructures and tools. Therefore, industry leaders were inspired to collaborate on an open, standard container format and runtime to preserve portability and interoperability for users.

OCP was founded by companies such as Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Linux Foundation, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and VMware. OCP is an open governance model and will remain independent.