Ambassador Labs and Docker Announce Strategic Partnership to Supercharge the Kubernetes Developer Experience
March 23, 2023 | 6 min read
Boston, MA – March 23, 2023 – Ambassador Labs, the cloud native developer experience leader, today announced a strategic partnership with Docker that is designed to make it easy for developer teams to build, test and deliver apps at scale across Kubernetes. Available today, the new Telepresence for Docker accelerates development workflows by enabling Docker users to easily connect their local dev environment to a Kubernetes cluster in the cloud, providing developers with local access to remote services and the ability to securely share access across teams and stakeholders to local work-in-progress that is integrated with the remote application.
“Ambassador Labs and Docker share a common mission of creating an effective developer experience for container- and Kubernetes-based applications, and enabling developers to collaborate effectively across the enterprise in how they code, test, ship, and run applications at scale while using the tools they are accustomed to,” said Steve Rodda, CEO at Ambassador Labs. “Docker is the de facto standard in container management and we’re thrilled about the availability of Telepresence for Docker. Now, Docker’s expansive customer base has easy access to an integrated set of tools to support their ability to successfully build and test apps running within Kubernetes clusters, whether on premises or in the cloud, and to deliver apps to market fast.”
Organizational adoption of Kubernetes continues to surge, with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) reporting that 96% of organizations are using or evaluating the technology. In addition to the existing 19-million-strong (and growing) community of unique Docker developers, it has been reported that the Global Application Container Market size is expected to reach $12 billion by 2028.
These statistics reinforce the proven benefits of Kubernetes. However, with enterprise Kubernetes adoption, so too comes challenges, particularly for developers who take on the full responsibility of cloud native software delivery lifecycle. Developers are seeking tools that augment their existing workflows to enable easy collaboration with their teams so they can code, test, ship, and run apps fast and securely. Ambassador Labs’ partnership with Docker directly addresses these challenges.