First the news, then a look at what it means. Docker, the commercial entity behind the eponymously named open-source initiative, is today announcing that it is acquiring Docker ecosystem startup Tutum. For its part, Tutum is a cloud service to deploy and manage “dockerized” distributed applications; it integrates the technologies and provides the workflows for development and operations to run production applications. Founded only a couple of years ago, and having only raised just under $3 million in venture capital from RTP Ventures, Azure Capital and Techstars, Tutum has grown to 11 employees and gained a claimed 24,000 beta users.
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