Docker Updates Product Subscriptions to Deliver Speed, Scale and Security

New subscription services deliver the productivity and collaboration developers need with the security and trusted content businesses demand

PALO ALTO, Calif. – August 31, 2021 Docker, Inc.™, today announced updates and extensions to its product subscriptions aimed to deliver the productivity and collaboration developers need paired with the security and trust businesses demand. Starting today the company provides four product subscription levels — Docker Personal, Docker Pro, Docker Team and Docker Business. Docker Personal replaces the former Docker Free; Docker Business is new. 

“Large organizations using Docker for application development want their developers to innovate and ship as fast as possible, but are understandably concerned about potential security risks,” said Docker CEO Scott Johnston. “The new capabilities launching today give these organizations both speed and security — now they don’t have to choose. And to continue delivering such innovation, today we’re also updating our terms of use for Docker Desktop. This update enables our business to sustainably scale and continue providing valuable and economically accessible Docker experiences for all developers.” 

Docker focuses on creating tools, services, and trusted content designed to help developers deliver modern applications. It is used by millions of developers to build, share, and run any app, anywhere, and 55% of professional developers use Docker every day at work1. In these work environments, the increase in outside attacks on software supply chains is accelerating developer demand for Docker’s trusted content, including Docker Official Images and Docker Verified Publisher images. Finally, the rapid global growth in developers -- to an estimated 45 million by 20302 -- drives the company to grow sustainably in order to continue to provide an innovative and free Docker experience that developers love.

“As the technology that kicked off the container revolution, Docker remains a household name amongst developer populations,” said Stephen O’Grady, principal analyst with RedMonk. “Having expanded from the original footprint into areas like image certification to management at scale and single sign on, Docker the company has been focused on continuing the build out of business value around the core container project.”

Product Subscription Highlights

Complementing Docker Personal and Docker Business, the Docker Pro and Docker Team subscriptions provide tools and services for individual professional developers and development teams, respectively, to build, share and run modern applications. Separately, there are no changes to the licensing terms for Docker Engine or the upstream open source Docker or Moby projects.


1 Stack Overflow Survey 2021

2 SlashData Global Developer Population 2019

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Docker helps millions of developers efficiently and collaboratively build, share and run applications. The Docker collaborative application development platform provides developers with an unmatched experience for an integrated, reliable and secure workflow that accelerates app delivery from code to the cloud. Through a combination of the world’s largest marketplace of trusted content and integrations with leading tools, Docker allows teams to rapidly create modern applications. For more information, visit  

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