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12 hot application container startups

Brandon Butler | June 26, 2015
The container revolution is upon us.

Twistlock also allows for security profiles to be set up so that when containers are created they follow specific guidelines. With Twistlock, users can dictate policies that restrict which apps can interact with containers, for example, and alerts can be triggered if containers are made without these security measures in place. The company name comes from the world of trade shipping containers, where twistlocks are used to secure containers to one another.


Founded: 2014 Headquarters: London Funding: $5 million from Accel Partners Why it's worth watching: Weaveworks, the company commercializing the Weave open source project, creates a virtual network that connects containers. Containers at their most basic level do not inherently have networked connections to one another.

Having network capabilities makes it easier to monitor and control Docker containers. Weave prescribes each container an IP address, allowing them to be mapped with its Scope tool.

CoreOS, for example, has its own networking overlay named Rudder, which works with its rkt container runtime environment. Other platforms like Rancher and Portworx help manage network connections for containers, in addition to provisioning. But Weave is focused exclusively on networking, and has thus been an integral part of other container management platforms, like Tutum. CEO Alexis Richardson came from Pivotal, while CTO Matthias Radestock co-founded messaging service RabbitMQ. The company was originally called Zettio.


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