Docker in itself, but also components and concepts popularized by it, are at the heart of a multitude of projects which try to build on it. Just as Docker put a friendly face around LXC, people and companies around the world try to use it to put friendly faces around other connected areas. For instance a consortium comprising of the technology behemoths Google, Microsoft and IBM as well as smaller companies, such as CoreOs, RedHat, Mesosphere and even the apparent Docker competitor VMWare, is supporting a project called Kubernetes (open-sourced earlier this year by Google) which tries to “dockerize” what happens above-and-beyond the container (i.e. defining logical components that run in different applications but are managed in a cluster as a single entity). Here is a non-exhaustive list of related (and sometime competitive) containerization projects:
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