For the past several months, it seemed like Docker was on its way to becoming the de-facto standard
for container technology, the hottest thing in cloud computing in 2014. Then along came CoreOS, which dropped a bomb
(or in this case, a rocket) on Monday, kicking off what could become a container-standardization war between the two entities.
CoreOS’s announcement that it has built a container engine
that can potentially compete with Docker’s container technology caused quite a commotion within the tech community on Monday. Docker has enjoyed a swift ride to prominence past year
with its container skills catching on with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft. CoreOS’s decision to detail its own container plans in light of Docker’s momentum is an aggressive move, one that highlights CoreOS’s belief that it can capitalize on Docker’s perceived weaknesses.