Portainer is a a docker controller in simplest terms. It is a great way to see what containers are running and allow you to see the resources that the containers are using. Also the dashboard allows for you quickly see what is going on and what container is running on what ports.
The "Thinking Out Loud" series will be a... blog really, of what the plan is going to be moving forward as we continue this rebuild. I think I have come up with a semi-good solution and I wanted to start building something new so I decided to put it into action.