Docker Store and Cloud shuttered – users sent to Hub

If you’re looking for the Docker Store today, don’t bother. It’s been bundled into Docker Hub as of this week, along with Docker cloud.

The aim is to provide a “single experience” for “finding, storing and sharing Docker images”, according to a blog post by product manager Jeff Morgan.

Docker Store was described as “a marketplace for trusted and validated dockerized software – free, open source and commercial” when it was launched in June 2016. Amongst other things, it promised to provide enterprise users with “compliant, commercially supported software from trusted and verified publishers, that is packaged as Docker images.”

Docker Cloud was launched in March 2016, and was based on the Tutum container hosting platform it had bought the previous year. Users were promised the ability to deploy and scale applications, run Continuous Delivery, and…much more.

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As of today, links for Docker Cloud and Docker Store are already going through to the revamped Hub.

“We’ve designed this Docker Hub update to bring together the features that users of each product know and love the most, while addressing known Docker Hub requests around ease of use, repository and team management,” wrote Morgan.

He added that the revamped Hub would provide Docker Certified and Verified Publisher images, and listed a rake of new features around repositories, including “improved” filtering, easier management of team permissions, and new automated builds.

The advent of new automated builds means that earlier automated builds are now dubbed “classic” automated builds. (Which we hope works out better for Docker and its users than it has for other companies in the past) These will be migrated to the new format over the coming months.

Other changes include “improved container image search” with filtering by Official, Verified Published and Certified Images.

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