Docker and Arm announced today a new strategic partnership to facilitate the development and delivery of applications in the cloud, edge computing, and IoT.

This partnership aims to combine – for the benefit of developers and businesses – the simplicity and portability of the Docker container platform with Arm’s reach and scale in different computing environments. From the start, both companies show how developers will benefit from this partnership. At the Dockercon Conference, Docker Ecosystem, Arm and Docker intend to demonstrate the integration of Arm functionality into the Docker Desktop Community. The integration will be available for about two million developers using Docker Desktop via a technical preview. “Even on an x86 laptop, all the orders they use on Docker, whether to mount containers, ship them, and run them, are now available to Arm,” David Messina told ZDNet.

In addition, once a developer is ready to put an application into production, it can take advantage of a secure system of Arm ECM-based Amazon EC2 A1 Docker Enterprise Engine instances. This should enable organizations to realize cost savings of up to 45 percent when running their cloud-based applications on Arm versus x86, without having to rewrite the code. Meanwhile, developers get commercial support from Docker. Key Integrations “Docker’s developers have often led the search for speed and innovation in the business world,” said Messina. “This is an opportunity for them to also generate a significant return on investment in terms of application development.

“According to Messina, one of the drivers of this partnership was the demand from Docker’s client companies, who expressed the need for a development platform to extend applications to the edge of the network. The Docker developer community has “touched the edge” for a while, he said, “but this is the first time collectively that, thanks to this partnership, we will be able to do it on a large scale.” At the same time, as part of their partnership, the two companies will also offer Docker-based solutions to the Arm developer ecosystem as part of the Arm Neoverse platform. This integration means that millions of Arm developers can now use Docker-based solutions to build and deploy their applications faster and easier across a range of applications. “When we want to engage customers and partners in the ecosystem, our promise is that if you want portability, a streamlined workflow as part of your system development, Docker is ready to run,” he said.

Said Mohamed Awad, Vice President of Infrastructure Business at Arm. Neoverse platforms are designed to power the data center infrastructure to the edge, assuming that the general purpose computing infrastructure will not be able to handle the huge amounts of data generated in the near future. By leveraging Docker technology, “we can quickly take workloads and let the computation be done where it should occur, when it needs to, regardless of which node it should occur,” said Awad. Source: Docker, Arm partner to streamline cloud development, edge, and IoT.