Open Container Initiative - August 23, 2016

The Open Container Initiative (OCI), an open source project for creating open industry standards around container formats and runtime, today announced that Anchore, ContainerShip, EasyStack and Replicated have joined The Linux Foundation and the Open Container Initiative.

Today’s enterprises demand portable, agile and interoperable developer and sysadmin tools. The OCI was launched with the express purpose of developing standards for the container format and runtime that will give everyone the ability to fully commit to container technologies today without worrying that their current choice of infrastructure, cloud provider or DevOps tool will lock them in. Their choices can instead be guided by choosing the best tools for the applications they are building.

“The rapid growth and interest in container technology over the past few years has led to the emergence of a new ecosystem of startups offering container-based solutions and tools,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Executive Director of the OCI. “We are very excited to welcome these new members as we work to develop standards that will aid container portability.”

The OCI currently has nearly 50 members. Anchore, ContainerShip, EasyStack and Replicated join existing members including Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Apprenda, AT&T, ClusterHQ, Cisco, CoreOS, Datera, Dell, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Infoblox, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Kyup, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Midokura, Nutanix, Odin, Oracle, Pivotal, Polyverse, Portworx, Rancher Labs, Red Hat,, Scalock, Sysdig, SUSE, Twistlock, Twitter, Univa, Verizon Labs, VMware and Weaveworks.

Read the complete and original announcement on Open Container Initiative.