Get started with Docker, the world’s leading software container platform to build, ship, and run any app anywhere. Docker is available as Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE), with optimized installers for a variety of infrastructure. The Docker platform and associated toolchain provides the following features as a baseline for both CE and EE.

  • UNIVERSAL PACKAGING

    UNIVERSAL PACKAGING

    Easily package apps written in any programming language or service into containers without the risk of incompatibilities or version conflicts. Isolated containers are then portable to any machine running Docker.

  • COMPLETE DEVELOPER TOOLKIT

    COMPLETE DEVELOPER TOOLKIT

    Everything you need to build, test and run multi-container apps from an interactive CLI with support for any programming language. Start from scratch or browse and download from thousands of ready to use containers in Docker Store.

  • BUILT-IN CONTAINER ORCHESTRATION

    BUILT-IN CONTAINER ORCHESTRATION

    Docker comes with clustering to run apps at scale and sophisticated scheduling and monitoring to build highly available and fault tolerant services

  • SECURE BY DEFAULT

    SECURE BY DEFAULT

    Docker is secure out-of-the-box with no additional setup required. Mutual TLS, certificate rotation, image signing and container isolation makes for bullet-proof and easy-to-use container app runtimes.

  • APP CENTRIC NETWORKING

    APP CENTRIC NETWORKING

    Software defined networking connects containers together, intelligently routes and load balances traffic. Configure and deploy apps on container defined networks abstracted from underlying network infrastructure.

  • EXTENSIBLE ARCHITECTURE

    EXTENSIBLE ARCHITECTURE

    Open APIs, plugins and drivers make it easy to integrate with 3rd party systems and to change storage and networking backends with little to no code changes.

Select a Product

Use the comparison table below to review feature, infrastructure availability, support and certification options.

  • Docker Community Edition (CE)

    Docker CE is available for free and is ideal for developers and small teams looking to get started with Docker to build container apps. Docker CE offers a monthly or quarterly release cadence for both the adventurous and practical developer.

    Available for Click to Select your Platform:

    Apple Windows AWS Fedora Ubuntu Azure CentOS Distribution Debian

    Features

    • The latest version of Docker container engine optimized for available infrastructure
    • Access to bleeding edge features with frequent release cadence
    • Unlimited public and one free private repo as a service *
    • Automated builds as a service *
    • Image security scanning as a service *

    Support

    • Monthly Edge release for leading edge features
    • Quarterly Stable release with a four month maintenance window
    • Community support on the Docker Community Forums and bug fixes for current shipping version

    Price

    Free to use

    Download from Docker Store *Docker Cloud provides free and paid subscription services Support Details for CE Learn More
  • Docker Enterprise Edition (EE)

    Docker EE is a subscription of software, support and certification for enterprise dev and IT teams building and managing critical apps in production at scale. Docker EE provides a modern and trusted platform for all apps with integrated management and security across the app lifecycle.

    Available for Click to Select your Platform:

    Ubuntu CentOS Distribution Windows AWS Redhat Azure Oracle Linux SLES

    Features

    • The latest version of Docker container engine on Certified Infrastructure (Enterprise OS and Cloud providers)
    • Certified Containers from third-party ISV vendors
    • Certified Plugins from networking and storage vendors
    • Docker Datacenter for Integrated container management and security
    • Intuitive and easy to use web user interface
    • Multi-tenancy with Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and LDAP/AD integration
    • End to end security with secrets management, image signing, image scanning and policy
    • Image management with private registry, storage and caching

    Support

    • Predictable, quarterly release cadence with one year of maintenance per release
    • Enterprise class support with defined SLAs and private support channels
    • Backported hotfixes and patches for all supported versions
    • Collaborative support and assurances on third party Certified Plugins and Containers

    Price

    Subscriptions start at $750 per node year.
    Available from Docker Sales, Docker Store and Authorized Partners.