As containers in general, and Docker in particular, gain widespread enterprise interest and adoption, the ecosystem is becoming awash with companies aiming to bite off part of the Docker opportunity for themselves. Into the “container monitoring” space comes Sysdig to try to carve off its own niche.
To anyone who has been offline for a couple of years, the clamor in the IT industry around Docker must seem strange. The initiative came from nowhere (or, even worse, came from a failed PaaS company, dotCloud) and reimagined a pretty humdrum sort of a technology (the Linux container). But through an unusual aligning of the stars that humble initiative has variously been called a VMware killer, a revolution for the industry, and the biggest thing since sliced bread.