Docker Inc., the lead commercial sponsor behind the popular open-source Docker application container virtualization technology, announced this morning that it is acquiring privately held software-defined networking (SDN) vendor SocketPlane. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.
David Messina, Docker vice president of marketing, told eWEEK that the deal is an “acquihire,” or talent acquisition, in that SocketPlane has an incredibly talented team.
SocketPlane emerged from stealth mode in October 2014 as a provider of Docker-enabled SDN technology. SocketPlane founder Madhu Venugopal had previously been at Cisco and has been an active participant in the Linux Foundation-led OpenDaylight SDN project.