During the DockerCon 2016 event, Docker unveiled Docker Engine 1.12. For the first time, this update includes container orchestration technology. "Prior to Docker 1.12, users would have had to download Docker Swarm, set it up on their own and that would be the same scenario for any other third-party container orchestration tooling," explained Scott Johnston, COO of Docker Inc. "By building Swarm orchestration directly into Docker Engine, we're making it self-configuring, with self-discovery and, in the near term, self-healing as well."
In other news from the event, VMware released the 1.0 version of its Photon container operating system. In addition, several firms released reports on the growth in enterprise use of container technology.