Oracle which is an American Global Computer Technology Corporation has acquired Austin- Texas based Docker Container startup StackEngine for an undisclosed sum. The news was disclosed on the official blog of Oracle and it said that StackEngine employees will be moving over to work in its Oracle Public Cloud Unit from early next year.
FYI, Stack Engine which develops management and automation tools for Docker Containers has about a half dozen employees.
Docker Containers are nothing but a complete software file system that contains everything it needs to run code, runtime, system tools, systems libraries and can be run on a server. This setup guarantees that it will always run the same, regardless of the environment such as Linux or windows.
Docker Containers can prove as a threat to virtual machines, as their architectural approach allows them to be much more portable and efficient. As the containers isolate applications from each other and the underlying infrastructure while providing and added layer of protection for the application, these are highly secure.
Last year, Docker Containers proved to be one of the hottest IT trends and their current momentum in the market shows no signs of slowing. Some industry watchers see Docker as a potential threat to the server virtualization businesses of VMware, Microsoft and others.
On its website, StackEngine describes its flagship product, called Container Application Center, as a way for enterprises “to transition from the costs and inefficiencies of virtualization to the flexibility, mobility and freedom of containerization.”
Oracle is planning to integrate StackEngine into its cloud portfolio and says that it is going to develop it further in early next year.
So, will Oracle succeed in putting a check on VMware and Microsoft’s virtualization business?
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