Docker Official Images Now Available on AWS Container Registry

Get a free Techzine subscription!

The move completes Docker’s integration with Amazon’s Graviton service

Docker has announced the availability of Docker Official Images directly from Amazon Web Servicesc (AWS). The Amazon Elastic Container Registry Public (Amazon ECR Public) is a registry service provided by Amazon to manage container images. The service extends a long-standing collaboration between Docker and AWS to publish Docker Official Images from Docker Hub into Amazon ECR public.

Docker said this move gives developers and development teams the flexibility to download verified, curated container images from their choice of registry. It also provides them with familiar building blocks to build, ship and run secure applications more quickly, they claim.

Docker CEO Scott Johnston commented on the news. “Docker Official Images are the single-most popular category of container images because they serve as the starting point for the majority of users,” he said. The images also provide drop-in solutions for popular programming language runtimes, data stores, and services, he added. Moreover, the company does all this “while ensuring that security updates are applied in a timely manne.”

“Today we are making these images available to developers using AWS ECR, joining registry partners JFrog and Mirantis to provide trusted content from Docker wherever developers need them.”

Integration with Graviton means extended ARM support

Docker also announced today that it has achieved the AWS Graviton Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that Docker delivers comprehensive support for Graviton/Arm64 across our product line and for Docker Official Images. With this designation, developers can use the exact same development, build, and production workflows regardless of the processor architecture, enabling them to take advantage of the AWS Graviton best-in-class price performance.

Achieving the AWS Graviton Ready designation differentiates Docker as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with a product integrating with AWS Graviton. AWS Graviton support rounds out the end-to-end support for Arm development, the company says. Docker support for Arm development includes support for Apple M1 processors. The support extends to hundreds of thousands of Arm native images on Docker Hub with the ability to compile for multiple architectures from the same code base.