Docker Rolls Out New Features with Enterprise 2.1 Release
Docker has rolled out the latest version of its enterprise platform – Docker Enterprise 2.1. The enhancements made to in this version are aimed largely at organisations in highly regulated industries, such as finance. An update to Docker’s authentication mechanism allows users to integrate with their preferred identity provider to enable single or multi-factor authentication. Additionally, the application of the US government’s FIPS 140-2 standard allows users validate important data within Docker Engine, especially for industries that follow FISMA, HIPAA, and HITECH.
Additionally, the platform contains detailed logs across both the cluster and registry, along with Kubernetes network encryption to protect all host-to-host communications.
Other enhancements in Docker Enterprise 2.1, such as new health status dashboards, improved visibility for runtime vulnerability, task activity streams and online garbage collection, allow administrators to streamline cluster and application operations.