Docker Inc. today announced commercial availability of Docker Datacenter (DDC), an on-premises platform that enables containers-as-a-service capabilities to benefit development and operations. The company also announced general availability of Docker Universal Control Plane, which has been in beta since November 2015.
DDC provides native lifecycle management for Dockerized applications, from development through production. It gives developers a self-service environment for building and deploying applications across multiple production environments, under operations controls.
Docker claims as beta customers more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous smaller organizations across multiple industries. Payroll provider ADP, for example, has deployed Docker Datacenter as part of an initiative to transform business-critical applications to microservices. One important feature was the integration with Docker Content Trust, to allow only validated content to deploy into production, says Keith Fulton, chief technology officer at ADP.
Other customer examples held up by Docker today included national healthcare services manager Healthdirect Australia and South African mortgage finance company SA Home Loans.
DDC integrates Docker’s commercial Universal Control Plane and Trusted Registry software with open source Docker projects Engine (container runtime), Swarm (orchestration), Content Trust (security), and Networking. The company tests and validates configurations for interoperability and full support of the Docker API across the stack. Docker and partner IBM provide dedicated support, product engineering teams, and SLAs.