Other Docker news included:

CloudBees recently announced six Docker-related plug-ins to provide Continuous Delivery capabilities to containerized apps with Jenkins. The plug-ins include Docker Workflow; Build and Publish; Docker Hub Notification; Docker Traceability; Docker; and Docker Custom Build Environment.

IT certification training firm CBT Nuggets announced a new training series designed specifically for Docker. It will help users understand how to use Docker, what the advantages and disadvantages are, and why Docker is worth learning, according to Shawn Powers, IT trainer at CBT Nuggets. “The reason we created a Docker course is to provide clarity, and to provide the ability to not just understand Docker, but why you would want to understand Docker,” he said.

Datawise.io announced the preview of its Project 6 software designed to deploy and mange Docker containers across a cluster of hosts. Features include cluster management, simplified networking, persistent and temporary storage volumes, and scheduling augmented with network and storage.

IBM announced new Docker-based container services for enterprise cloud application developments. IBM Containers are designed to speed up integration and access to analytics, Big Data and security services. IBM Containers feature integrated tools, elastic scaling and auto-recovery; zero-downtime deployments; private overlays, load valancing and automated routing; support for persistent storage; automated image security and vulnerability scanning; and access to Bluemix services.

Portworx, a startup focused on creating next-generation storage software for Linux containers, announced a new product. The PWX Converged Infrastructure for Containers is a container-aware storage solution designed to provide elastic scale-out block storage natively to Docker containers. It features software-defined storage, converged storage and an elastic storage orchestrator.

In addition, the company announced an US$8.5 million Series A funding round that will be used to help expand Portworx’s engineering and product management team, and to expand marketing efforts, according to Gou Rao, cofounder and CTO of Portworx.

Sumo Logic announced new analytic capabilities for DevOps practices, microservices and containers. The Sumo Logic Collector and Application for Docker allows DevOps teams to collect data from the Docker infrastructure and apps running within the container to identify and resolve critical issues. Features include real-time monitoring; visualizations of key metrics and performance indicators; a native collection source for the Docker infrastructure; and advanced analytics such as anomaly detection, transaction analytics and outlier detection.

VMware announced the VMware AppCatalyst, an API and command-line-interface-driven hypervisor. App Catalyst is designed to allow developers to replicate a private cloud locally on their desktop for building and testing containerized and microservice-based apps. In addition, the company announced Project Bonneville, a solution designed to integrate Docker containers into the company’s vSphere platform and for allowing virtual administrators to use operational and management processes and tools.