Since the start of the preview, we are working hard to provide a seamless experience in the ARM cloud. We just released the support of Docker on the C1 ARM server.

We are really proud to be the first cloud provider with a Docker image running on ARM servers. This will allow docker hackers to work with the armhf architecture using our C1 server. Docker is an awesome tool to scale horizontally and the C1 server is made for horizontal scalability: bringing them together was a must. Docker drasticly simplifies and accelerate the deployment of platforms with a lot of components. The C1 server is made for platforms with a lot of small components. Again, Docker on C1 was mandatory.

Docker is also an ideal tool to package deployments for the IoT (Internet of Things) and you can now prepare your deployments for arm devices directly in the cloud.

Behind the scene, the docker image we provide is based on Ubuntu Utopic (14.10). The images of the registry are made for the x86 architecture, many images will not work on the C1 server. We ported the most used images, they are available under the onlinelabs account. To find them make a sudo docker search onlinelabs or look here. You can read our "Docker on C1 101" in the community official topic.

The Docker image is live on our try it page. You can also ask @online_en on Twitter to access the complete Online Labs preview!

As the first cloud provider worldwide to offer docker on ARM, we are happy to provide arm servers for the Docker Global Hack Day. We will be present at the Paris Docker Meetup on Friday during the DGHD.

About Docker

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud. Read more

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