Google has now expanded support for the Docker-based Linux containers by adding new cloud-based hosting services for private registries.

Google offers Docker containers for its Cloud platform

Google offers Docker containers for its Cloud platform

By doing so, users can store data on the same servers their apps use. Such hosted private Docker registries were first used by the Chocolate Factory and other service providers. Docker also offers CoreOS through its Quay subsidiary. However, Google says that the new Container Registry service has several advantages to offer its cloud customers.
Firstly, the private Docker images under the scheme of Google will be hosted on the Google Cloud Storage under the same account the users are using to stage their projects on the platform of Google Cloud. The servers will have the same security as the project gets and the container images will be able to be accessed only by the members of the project.
The private images stored through the service will also be encrypted automatically for additional security before being written to the disks. After encryption, they will be cached in the data centers maintained by Google so that cloud clusters will be able to access and deploy them instantaneously through the Andromeda network virtualization tech including container-optimized Google Compute Engine machine images.
Users who want to host applications on Google Cloud can do so using Google Container Registry which will be the most efficient way to host private container images and maintain them safely on the cloud. This the latest move from Google to support containerization and Docker in its cloud. In November last year, the company announced the Google Container Engine service, which is a hosted version of the Kubernetes container management software. It is built based on the data center infrastructure of the Chocolate Factory.
Although the service offers high security, it is not affordable for several businesses and private owners. However, an initial period of trial is allowed and only the networking and storage resources fees has to be paid for the trial period.