Remember that $92 million funding round Docker disclosed last month but didn’t name the investors? Well, it was Salesforce!
Salesforce invests millions in tech companies all over the world, and the Docker investment is in line with what its customers are doing.
The partnership provides integration between the Docker Enterprise platform and the Salesforce Mulesoft Anypoint platform, which enables organizations to design, build and manage APIs.
What does that mean?
- The partnership with Mulesoft provides the ability for Docker apps to leverage the business logic and data within the Salesforce clouds and ecosystem of applications
- Enterprise container platform Docker and application network platform MuleSoft announced a partnership Thursday to help customers move to the cloud.
- MuleSoft helps customers integrate applications and data, while Docker provides a container platform to boost agility and portability in cloud environments. The partnership will help customers take full advantage of hybrid cloud environments and bring critical legacy applications into the fold, according to the announcement.
- It will help customers connect legacy applications with application program interfaces (API) into their application network, as well as provide tools for legacy applications without APIs, including blueprints and automation capabilities for containerisation and modernisation. New applications in a customer’s network will automatically be accessible and scalable in Docker’s platform and provide greater agility and reusability
The modernisation of legacy custom apps to the application network and the ability to do that quickly is what I am looking forward to —and now those services are available to developers as they write new apps.