Robin Systems Joins The Linux Foundation's Open Container Initiative

Feb 23, 2016, 09:00 ET from Robin Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin Systems, a Silicon Valley-based provider of containerized data platform software, today announced its membership in The Linux Foundation's Open Container Initiative.

The Open Container Initiative (OCI), represented by a broad coalition of industry leaders, focuses on common standards for software containers. The intent to form the OCI was announced in 2015 with the goal to host an open source, technical community and build a vendor-neutral, portable and open specification and runtime for container-based solutions. The OCI is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Founding members include: Amazon Web Services, Apcera, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Twitter, Verizon Wireless, VMware and others.

"By forming the OCI as an open source project, the community can better define the specification and code required to advance container solutions that harness the power of data centers," said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. "Investments from members like Robin Systems ensures the effort is truly collaborative and results in technology innovation for tools, management services, and new applications on top of the core elements." 

"We are excited to join the OCI community," said Premal Buch, CEO of Robin Systems. "Our solution will benefit and enhance the community's efforts to create an open format and runtime that is well specified and developed to ensure code development drives specification development for simplicity, stability, optimal innovation and the ability to experiment."

The Open Container Initiative is an open governance structure for the express purpose of creating open industry standards around container formats and runtime. Projects associated to the Open Container Initiative can be found at Contact the project maintainers on IRC at

About Robin Systems

Robin is an Enterprise Containerization Software company. Containerization is a lightweight virtualization alternative that delivers many of the benefits of traditional virtualization with bare metal performance.  Robin's container-based compute and storage management software turns commodity hardware into an agile, elastic, and high-performance operating platform for mission-critical enterprise applications, such as databases and Big Data.

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