Docker: A bit like Internet Explorer 6 then?
Docker certainly has wind in its sails, and as the article rightly points out, with the investment in place, it should sail on for years.
But as an engineer, I am attracted to the standards-based, composable CoreOS/rkt approach, especially given that we're seeing the thin end of what will eventually be a very comprehensive and commonplace technology stack. We've all 'enjoyed' monolithic de-facto platforms in the past, and it often ends in tears. It is a big deal to see the major players (e.g. Google, Twitter etc.) putting in their engineers to push this effort on. Initially I didn't think this would come to anything.
The only question for people interested in this area is how quickly this alternative ecosystem matures into a production-ready platform. I suspect it'll be a little while yet...