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 300 million times and Docker is used by millions of developers across thousands of the world’s most innovative organizations, including eBay, Baidu, the BBC, Groupon, ING, Yelp, Spotify, Yandex, and Cambridge HealthCare. Docker’s rapid adoption has catalyzed an active ecosystem, resulting in more than 100,000 “Dockerized” applications, over 40 Docker-related startups, and integration partnerships with AWS, Cloud Foundry, Google, IBM, Microsoft, OpenStack, Rackspace, Red Hat and VMware.
Joyent has been providing Infrastructure as a Service since 2004, before anyone called it cloud computing. Today, Joyent is the only cloud computing company that has built its own complete technology stack, runs a major public cloud on that stack, and makes the technology available for anyone who wants to build a cloud. Joyent’s Smart Technologies provide application virtualization, which is different from all other major cloud vendors who are focused on hardware virtualization. Joyent’s approach provides applications with better performance and cost effectiveness, due to higher application density and hardware utilization in our Smart Technology stack. Thousands of business critical applications run on Joyent Smart Technologies, from small businesses to fortune 100 companies. Virtually every technology and language has proven to operate well on Joyent’s technology stack and applications have scaled from zero traffic to billions of pageviews per month. Based in San Francisco with offices worldwide, Joyent is privately held and backed by Greycroft Partners and Intel Capital.
Joyent delivers container-native infrastructure, offering organizations high-performance, yet simple, public cloud and private cloud software solutions for today’s demanding real-time web and mobile applications.
QualiSystems is the leading provider of cloud automation solutions for IT infrastructure, network, development and test organizations. Quali automation makes infrastructure agile to enable business to get to market faster, maximize costly resources, and reduce CAPEX and OPEX waste. Quali solutions are deployed by hundreds of market-leading service providers, mobile operators, global enterprises, governments and military agencies and technology equipment manufacturers. Quali’s award-winning CloudShell helps IT infrastructure teams build on-demand environments that encompass on-premises physical and virtual, plus cloud-based infrastructure resources. CloudShell empowers IT to deliver agile infrastructure to developers, testers, compliance, security, training, support, manufacturing QA, sales enablement demo/PoC and other use cases.
Switch is a privately held company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is the developer and operator of the SUPERNAP data center facilities, and provides colocation, connectivity, cloud services, and content ecosystems. Switch Communications began in 2000 as a government contractor, owning and operating data centers throughout Southern Nevada and providing off-site server services. Rob Roy, CEO and founder of Switch, is the organization's principal inventor and chief engineer. Rob Roy holds 218 patents or patent-pending claims for SUPERNAP designs and engineering that have been Tier IV certified by the Uptime Institute. Switch has more than 1,000 clients, including Fortune 1000 companies. Users include Sony, Google, and eBay. Switch developed a purchasing cooperative to allow customers to collectively purchase connectivity and other services from the ten phases of its campus.
Datera, the application-driven cloud data infrastructure company, has developed the first universal data infrastructure that supports any application, on any platform with continuous delivery and flexible economics. Enterprises and service providers rely on Datera to cost-effectively build large-scale, fully automated private and public clouds for faster application delivery and shorter time to market. This application-driven, intelligent software storage solution simplifies and automates the provisioning of infrastructure, giving customers the flexibility to add capacity and performance when and where it’s needed, while reducing costs.
Datera was founded by the authors and maintainers of the Linux I/O storage stack and is backed by Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Silicon Valley innovators Andy Bechtolsheim and Pradeep Sindhu.