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DockerCon EU 2015: Docker Trusted Registry 1.4 with Integrated Content Trust and Universal Control Plane

Banjot Chanana

What an exciting Second Day! Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough of Docker, Docker, Docker…we’ve added more!

In today’s keynote, we talked about some amazing products – from Project Nautilus, the new image scanning and vulnerability detection service for Official Repos on Docker Hub, to the upgrades to Docker Hub Auto Build service to how to use these together with Tutum for an end-to-end Containers as a Service platform, all available in the cloud today. And for those that need on-premise control of their own destiny we have a new release of Docker Trusted Registry that integrates Docker Content Trust, for image signing, integrity and authenticity.

You may remember the sneak peek of Project Orca at DockerCon SF in June. We announced it as an on-premises solution for IT operations to have operational control without compromising developer agility and portability for applications running both in the cloud and on-premises. Our goal is to enable both developers and operations teams to develop, deploy, and manage dockerized applications in production. This solution along with Docker Trusted Registry, enables customers to build their own Containers as a Service platform to deliver secure and manageable content on a programmable infrastructure to developers through a self-service experience.

Today we are excited to announce the public beta availability of Docker Universal Control Plane. We built this solution with three basic tenets:

  1. Easy to use
  2. A product that satisfies the needs of both devs and ops; loved by both
  3. We have to build an enterprise-ready solution

To accomplish #1, we integrated parts of the Docker project into Universal Control Plane. Starting with Swarm as a basis for our clustering and orchestration, we knew we were ready for scale. Combine that with Docker Engine, libnetwork, volume and network plugins, Trusted Registry, and Compose.


For #2, we knew we had to support the Docker API from top to bottom. That meant the Universal Control Plane would not only support the entire Docker Toolbox but also the tools from the Docker ecosystem partners using the Docker API like monitoring partners, volume and network plugins and much more. This seems obvious to do, but so many tools think of dev and ops in silos instead of being part of the same workflow. We don’t believe in building tools for silos hence we took a developer-friendly interface and put it at the heart of a robust operations-focused, management platform.image01

And finally, as a team with 60+ combined years of running IT Ops or building Ops tools, we knew that enterprise integrations are a must: LDAP/Active Directory for authentication, API for monitoring streams, auditing and event logging, and role-based access control (RBAC). These are the things every enterprise solution must have to exist inside the datacenter. We’re going to add many of these features as we head towards our 1.0 release.

Sign up for the beta and give us feedback on Docker Universal Control Plane! We look forward to hearing from you, so we can make it the solution you need as a developer or IT operations.

Docker Subscription (Docker Trusted Registry, Docker Engine and technical support) is now available internationally in Europe. For deployment convenience we have AMIs with integrated billing in the AWS Marketplace and a VHD for Microsoft Azure Marketplace available in their respective European data centers. Level 1 and Level 2 support is now available from IBM for European users with their subscription.

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3 thoughts on “DockerCon EU 2015: Docker Trusted Registry 1.4 with Integrated Content Trust and Universal Control Plane

  1. What is it? How is it different from Tutum? What does it do?

  2. I’ve signed up for the public beta, but I haven’t received any confirmation mail nor a link to get started.
    When can I expect to get access to the public beta?

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