BoxBoat Cert Tool: Free Let’s Encrypt Certificates for Docker Datacenter
by Caleb Lloyd
| Friday, May 19, 2017
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
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.
Exploring Docker Datacenter – Part 1 – Universal Control Plane
by Will Kinard
| Friday, Aug 12, 2016
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. In this multi-part series, I’ll break down the components and features of DDC to help you understand where it fits in this new Containers as a Service (CaaS) world.