BackgroundAs a government organization for the Netherlands, Kadaster is responsible for collecting and registering property and land rights, ships, aircraft and telecom networks. An important service for its citizens, registry information is available predominantly through online web services. Beginning in 2011, Kadaster created a vision for their next generation technology platform which included a combination of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS services and worked with partner CapGemini to bring this private cloud to reality.
ChallengesInitially launched in 2012, the objectives for the private cloud shifted over time as more teams started using the platform and different technology stacks became more prevalent. It soon became clear that the PaaS approach was too limiting and that the organization needed something more flexible that could support new and emerging technologies.
SolutionWith the adoption of containers starting in 2014, CapGemini introduced support for YODA – Your Own Docker Apps in the Kadaster cloud. In 2016, CapGemini adopted Docker EE as an out-of-the-box container platform solution. The system integrator understood that building a container management platform on their own would take months, and they typically required commercially-backed solutions. Docker EE allowed them to offer a solution that could support Kadaster's multiple tenants. Today, there are 250 Docker EE nodes running some of the most demanding applications for Kadaster, including one application that supports a peak of 50,000 requests per minute.