Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and Docker announced a commercial agreement to provide a Docker image store and distribution for Docker Hub on Alibaba Cloud. In addition, Alibaba Cloud will resell Commercially Supported (CS) Docker Engine and Docker Datacenter, enabling enterprises to manage their production workloads across the entire application lifecycle.
The companies said that because Docker Hub will be hosted locally in mainland China on Aliyun, 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.”