Alibaba Cloud and Docker Partner to Drive Adoption of Containerized Applications in China

October 13, 2016

New Commercial agreement to bring Docker Hub and Docker Datacenter to China to enhance the user experience from development to production

HANGZHOU, October 13, 2016 – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and Docker today announced a commercial agreement that advances the user experience for developers throughout China by providing a Docker image store and distribution for Docker Hub on Alibaba Cloud. In addition, Alibaba Cloud will resellCommercially Supported (CS) Docker Engine and Docker Datacenter, enabling enterprises to manage their production workloads across the entire application lifecycle.

With Docker Hub on Alibaba Cloud, users have a turnkey solution for creating distributed applications leveraging the content from thousands of Dockerized services available in the Docker Hub hosted repository. Because Docker Hub will be hosted locally in China Mainland on Alibaba Cloud, users will experience faster downloads and UI response rates, enabling them to ship applications more frequently than before. Backed by Docker, Inc., Alibaba Cloud will also provide enterprise support options for CS Docker Engine and Docker Datacenter. Through the partnership, enterprises across China will be able to innovate more rapidly, accelerating time to value when building, shipping and running distributed applications.

"As enterprises in China and throughout the world begin to modernize their application environments, there has been an increasing demand for an easy solution to deploy Docker on Alibaba Cloud," said Sicheng Yu, Vice President of Alibaba Group and General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Global. "Our partnership with Docker will bring enterprises the full lifecycle management needed to scale existing implementations into production. We look forward to working with Docker to help organizations with their journey as they move their workloads to Alibaba Cloud."

To help organizations manage that transition, Alibaba Cloud will resell Docker Datacenter, an integrated platform for developers and IT to collaborate, bringing improved security, policy and controls to the application lifecycle without sacrificing agility or application portability. According to Docker's research, with Docker Datacenter, organizations have an enterprise-ready management solution that allows developers to ship 13X faster while giving operations teams the ability to seamlessly migrate these workloads, for the first time, to the cloud. Customers operating Docker Datacenter on premises also report significant improvement in operational efficiency, 10x or more improvements in density and dramatically improved application portability to any infrastructure.

"As we deepen our roots into the Asian market, our partnership with the leading cloud provider in the region will enable us to better serve the unique needs of the global enterprises in China," said Nick Stinemates, Vice President, Business Development & Technical Alliances at Docker. "We are excited to bring Docker containers, the CS Docker Engine, and Docker Datacenter to second largest economy in the world as this is a critical step to enable our vision of 'write-once, run-anywhere' apps that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Through our partnership, we make it easier for organizations of all sizes to containerize legacy applications, accelerate their digital transformations and build new microservices using Docker and Alibaba Cloud.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud (, Alibaba Group's cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support participants of Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem, including sellers and other third-party customers and businesses. Alibaba Cloud is a business within Alibaba Group.

About Docker, Inc.

Docker, Inc. is the company behind the Docker open source platform, and is the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem. Docker is an open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. With Docker, IT organizations shrink application delivery from months to minutes, frictionlessly move workloads between data centers and the cloud and can achieve up to 20X greater efficiency in their use of computing resources. Inspired by an active community and by transparent, open source innovation, Docker containers have been downloaded more than 5.5 billion times and Docker is used by millions of developers across thousands of the world's most innovative organizations, including ADP, GE, the BBC, Goldman Sachs, Groupon, ING, Yelp, and Spotify. Docker's rapid adoption has catalyzed an active ecosystem, resulting in more than 4 million "Dockerized" applications, over 100 Docker-related startups and integration partnerships with AWS, Cloud Foundry, Google, IBM, Microsoft, OpenStack, Rackspace and VMware.