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Docker launches a public registry in China

David Messina, Docker SVP MarketingOpen source application development platform Docker has announced the launch in China of a Docker Public Registry, a cloud-based repository for popular community-generated content.

The registry will give China's developer community access to thousands of popular images to help them rapidly assemble new distributed applications.

It will be managed by Docker and mirrored and hosted in China on the Alibaba Cloud, which will also resell Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), an integrated platform for developers and IT to collaborate on application development. Docker EE is already integrated with Alibaba’s Apsara Stack Agility dedicated enterprise private cloud platform.

“We are Docker’s strategic partner in China. Prior to this, we have jointly launched the Apsara Stack Agility - the first container application platform which supports Docker Enterprise Edition,” Alibaba Cloud chief architect Tang Hong said.

“Apsara Stack Agility could be deployed in enterprise’s existing data center and particularly applicable for dedicated enterprise cloud and hybrid cloud environment. With the launch of Docker Hub China, China developers will find it much convenient to access the container technology.”

Docker chief marketing officer David Messina added that China is already the third largest Docker community in the world despite the lack of local Docker services.

“Docker has always had a large community in China and by providing a local registry mirror on Alibaba Cloud, organizations can now benefit from faster image downloads and a more performant Docker experience,” he said.

“As we deepen our roots into the Asian market, our focus will be on providing the in-region resources and support organizations need to containerize legacy applications, accelerate their hybrid cloud deployments and build new microservices. Popular Dockerized content, in combination with our enterprise solutions, provides everything organizations need to ensure a true Docker experience across the entire application lifecycle.”