CenturyLink contributes tools for open-source developers using Docker, Chef and vSphere

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has contributed three projects to the open-source community that they say will improve the way developers use Docker, Chef and vSphere technologies.

The telco's contributions focus on simplifying the process for developers. The projects include: a Chef provisioning driver for vSphere; Lorry.io, a tool for Docker; and Image Layers.io, a tool to help visualize Docker images and layers.

With a focus on enterprise developers who use VMware for their core virtualization technology, Chef provisioning driver for vSphere simplifies the process to provision Chef nodes on VMware vSphere infrastructure. Lorry.io focuses on helping developers share and deploy entire applications of Docker containers, while ImageLayers.io enables developers to visualize Docker images and the layers that compose them, see how each command in the Dockerfile contributes to the final image and compare multiple Docker images side-by-side.

Enabling application developers is just one of several areas in which CenturyLink has been expanding as it enhances its presence in the cloud services community.

Over the past year, CenturyLink has been making a number of contributions to the open-source community: Panamax, a Docker management platform; Dray, which is used to manage Docker workflows; a Cloud Total Cost of Ownership tool; and a Cloud Cost Estimator tool for CenturyLink Cloud.

Enhancing its play in the application space has been a growing priority for CenturyLink since it purchased AppFog, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, in 2013. AppFog, which has been integrated into CenturyLink's fold, will help the telco better respond the enterprise community's move to embrace open-source technologies.

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