Docker's Universal Control Pane Can Ease Running Containers

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 17, 2015

Docker, which has driven the trend toward running application code in containers instead of widely used virtual machines, has announced new tools that can help companies work with containers without getting rid of existing infrastructure.

The Docker Universal Control Plane tool can run in data centers, and can also be useful in public cloud environments. You can sign up for the Docker Universal Control Plane public beta test now.

According to a Docker post:

 "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."

"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."

 Developers can deploy applications in containers with Docker's toolset, and staff in the data center can use it to determine which data center infrastructure is used.

If you're interested in learning more, you can attend a webinar on Docker Universal Control Plane.