A no frills Harbor based Container Management Solution for teams and organizations
8gears Container Registry is a Harbor-based container registry as a service offered and operated by the project’s maintainer and contributors
8gears Container Registry started out in 2016 as a Portus-Powered Container Registry Service for enterprises, with the primary focus on professional services. In September 2020, we switched the software stack to Harbor as our new foundation to better support growing demand in SaaS and cloud-centric deployment.
Many solutions arise from their own and immediate needs. We were building a new microservice-based software stack, faced for the second time in a row the difficulty of finding a decent Docker Registry suitable for teams. Docker Hub was the most used option, but lacked features we have been looking for. At the same time, we stumbled upon Portus, a new open-source Container Registry designed specifically for teams and organizations. This discovery sparked our interest in migrating application to SaaS solutions.
Although container registries have now largely shifted to being a commodity, the increasing adoption of containerization has led to a growing need for solutions beyond the basic capabilities. Those growing requirements are not within the scope of hyperscalers and cloud providers.