Docker containers are easier to put into production with Tutum, a platform Docker acquired this week.
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Docker made a small but important acquisition as it seeks to harness all the hype around Linux containers and move more of those “dockerized” applications into production settings. Docker Inc., the commercial entity behind the open source project for building and deploying containerized applications, has acquired Tutum, Inc., a New York-based SaaS provider that offers a platform to deploy and manage Dockerized applications in production. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but industry observers say it’s a smart move for the San Francisco-based startup. Tutum jumped on the Docker bandwagon early, launching its services around the open source technology in October 2013. It will be integrated into Docker Hub, the company’s cloud service for workflow automation, and it is used to speed deployments and provide a common framework for managing and scaling distributed applications both on-premises and in the cloud.