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BoxBoat Cert Tool: Free Let’s Encrypt Certificates for Docker Datacenter

BoxBoat Cert Tool: Free Let’s Encrypt Certificates for Docker Datacenter

by Caleb Lloyd | Friday, May 19, 2017 | Docker

Docker Datacenter is an extremely useful technology to help your organization deploy and monitor your Dockerized microservices in production. We recently did an in-depth review of Docker Datacenter and recommend that you check it out if you’re not familiar with UCP and DTR.

Docker Datacenter includes two powerful systems for running Docker containers and managing Docker images on-premises, behind your firewall:

  • Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) is the enterprise-grade cluster management solution from Docker.
  • Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) is the enterprise-grade image storage solution from Docker.

UCP and DTR are both simple to install – a few commands on each node will bootstrap the entire system. Docker provides a fantastic Docker Datacenter install guide that will get you up and running in no time.

One of the things that you will notice out of the box is that UCP and DTR have both automatically included self-signed certificates.

Secure Your Enterprise Software With Docker Datacenter

Secure Your Enterprise Software With Docker Datacenter

by David Widen | Friday, Apr 7, 2017 | Docker Security

Deploying enterprise applications is very different today than it was even a few years ago. Organizations have migrated away from large, monolithic legacy applications towards distributed microservices. This paradigm shift not only complicates orchestration and deployment, but makes securing your applications both more complex and challenging. Securing these distributed microservices is of paramount importance. Every week, there is a new article about how another company was hacked and lost sensitive data to the detriment of their bottom line.

A Simple ROI formula for Docker Datacenter

A Simple ROI formula for Docker Datacenter

by Tim Hohman | Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 | Docker

At BoxBoat, our Docker Datacenter conversations generally start with incredible excitement about the technology, transition to “where’s the best place to start”?, and finish with “to justify this internally, what is the return on investment?” Return on investment, business case, cost justification – the nomenclature is varied but the objective is the same….spend the corporate resources ($$$) wisely. Read on to understand how Docker Datacenter provides cost reduction opportunities and to learn a simple formula for calculating those savings.

Maintaining Docker Portability in a Multi-Cloud World

Maintaining Docker Portability in a Multi-Cloud World

by Will Kinard | Friday, Oct 21, 2016 | Docker

Portability In just a little over 3 years, Docker has seen incredible growth, citing numbers like over 5 billion+ Docker Hub pulls, 600,000+ unique Docker Hub users, and 600,000+ Dockerized applications. This attraction to its platform hasn’t come from media attention and promises alone, but in the follow-through of providing a portable and scalable solution that works across all platforms and environments. In today’s IT economy where cloud vendors are competing at new levels for market share (just look at the latest numbers from Microsoft), what does true application portability look like that takes advantage of all the cloud offerings we have today?

Exploring Docker Datacenter – Part 2 – Universal Control Plane

Exploring Docker Datacenter – Part 2 – Universal Control Plane

by Will Kinard | Monday, Sep 26, 2016 | Docker

Welcome back! This is the second part of our series covering Docker Datacenter. Check out our first post on Universal Control Plane for installation and configuration. Docker Datacenter (DDC) was introduced in February of this year after much anticipation following earlier releases of Docker Trusted Registry (formerly Docker Hub Enterprise). Docker Inc.’s pure-play offering to the container orchestration ecosystem builds upon their core technologies, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, Docker Registry, and a newly “commercially supported” version of the Docker engine to compete at the enterprise level.

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