It would be great if there was an official Docker Hub image for Kafka, supported by the Kafka community, so we knew that the image was trusted and stable for use in production. Many organizations and teams are now using Docker, Kubernetes, and other container systems that make deployment easier. I think Kafka should move into this space and encourage this as an easy way for beginners to get started, but also as a portable and effective way to deploy Kafka in production.
Currently there are only Kafka images maintained by third parties, which seems like a shame for a big Apache project like Kafka. Hope you all consider this.