Open Container Initiative’s two new signatories --- Oracle and Twitter

Open Container Initiative’s two new signatories --- Oracle and Twitter

The non-profit initiative called Open Container Platform - which has now been renamed 'Open Container Initiative' - has been adding new signatories over the last one-month period of its launch. The latest companies to sign up for the initiative are Oracle and Twitter.

The newly-renamed Open Container Initiative was announced at the DockerCon event held in San Francisco in June. The initiative - created under the auspices of the Linux Foundation - focuses on establishing core runtime and format standards with the objective of fostering the present high levels of innovation in containers. In addition, the initiative also aims to protect users against lock-in and market fragmentation.

The list of signatories for the Open Container Initiative initially featured 21 companies, including Google, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, HP, Cisco, Intel, EMC, Fujitsu, Red Hat and VMware.

Over the course of one month of its launch, the Open Container Initiative has witnessed a surge in signatories; with a total of 14 more companies having joined the initiative. These companies include AT&T, Verizon, ClusterHQ, Datera, Kismatic, Kyup, Midokura, Nutanix, Polyverse,, Sysdig, SUSE; and, more recently, Oracle and Twitter.

About Twitter's decision to join the Open Container Initiative, JC Marti - the company's director of engineering, cloud infrastructure - said that container standardization holds immense importance for Twitter infrastructure; and added: "We look forward to contributing code and our expertise to the initiative."

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