Arm, Docker to Develop Cloud-Native IoT Software Development and Delivery Environment

May 15, 2019 Brandon Lewis

SAN FRANCISCO. Docker and Arm are partnering on a cloud-native unified software development and delivery platform for datacenter, edge, and IoT devices. The software environment will accelerate the development of secure applications and services, and be made available through Docker’s commercial enterprise offerings.

The collaborative effort will provide:

  • A seamless developer environment, starting with the integration of Arm capabilities into the Docker Desktop community
  • End-to-end management of the full product lifecycle, from development to secure device management
  • Unified development environments for heterogeneous compute
  • Scaling cloud-native benefits to consolidate edge workloads

While the solution aims to decouple software applications from infrastructure dependencies, it will also enable Docker developers by providing a Docker Enterprise Engine for Amazon EC2 A1 instances, which run on AWS Graviton Processors powered by 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. According to the companies, the described AWS instances achieve up to 45 percent cost savings when running scale-out containerized applications on Arm-based silicon.

For Arm ecosystem developers, frameworks that result from the collaboration will also allow embedded engineers to more easily leverage Docker-based solutions as extensions of the Arm Neoverse platform.

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Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at

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