Docker Acquiring Container SDN Specialist SocketPlane

Docker Inc., the lead commercial sponsor behind the popular open-source Docker application container virtualization technology, announced this morning that it is acquiring privately held software-defined networking (SDN) vendor SocketPlane. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

David Messina, Docker vice president of marketing, told eWEEK that the deal is an “acquihire,” or talent acquisition, in that SocketPlane has an incredibly talented team.