Docker Official Images are now Multi-platform
This past week, Docker rolled out a big update to our Official Images to make them multi-platform aware. Now, when you run docker run hello-world, Docker CE and EE will pull and run the correct hello-world image whether that’s for x86-64 Linux, Windows, ARM, IBM Z mainframes or any other system where Docker runs. With Docker rapidly adding support for additional operating systems (like Windows) and CPU architectures (like IBM Z) this is an important UX improvement.
Docker Official Images are a curated set of container images that include:
The official images have always been available for x86-64 Linux. Images for non x86 Linux architectures have also been available, but to be fetched either from a different namespace (docker pull s390x/golang on IBM Z mainframe) or using a different tag (docker pull golang:nanoserver on Windows). This was not the seamless and portable experience that we wanted for users of Docker’s new multi-arch and and multi-os orchestration features.
Read the entire article here, Docker Official Images are now Multi-platform
Via the fine folks at Docker.