Docker announced a new subscription plan for enterprises and free access to Docker Desktop for personal use, educational institutions, non-commercial open-source projects and small businesses.
Your business depends on the ability to deploy applications quickly and at scale. For that, you might have your sights set on the container orchestration system, Kubernetes. But chances are pretty good you’ll start with (and even continue to use) Docker. Why? Because Docker is one of the easiest paths to begin that journey with containers.
Docker is used by millions of developers around the world to build, run and share containerized applications. Currently, 55% of professional developers are using Docker at work, which, along with an accelerated increase in supply-chain attacks, has led to accelerated growth in the demand for trusted Docker content (including Docker Official Images and Docker Verified Publisher images).
Couple that with the rapid rise in global developers (to an estimated 45 million by 2030), and you have the makings for serious demand within the container space. To meet this level of demand, Docker has announced a few changes to its subscription plans.