Docker Kubernetes Service (DKS)

The easiest way to securely run and manage Kubernetes.

Integrated Kubernetes Orchestration from Desktop to Production

Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for automating the management, placement, scaling and routing of containers. The Docker platform includes a secure and fully-conformant Kubernetes environment for developers and operators of all skill levels, providing out-of-the-box integrations for common enterprise requirements while still enabling complete flexibility for expert users. With the Docker platform, organizations can run Kubernetes interchangeably with Swarm orchestration in the same cluster for ultimate flexibility at runtime.

Why Docker for Kubernetes

Easy Onboarding

Bringing the simplicity of Docker containers to Kubernetes with intelligent design and streamlined workflows. Get started with Kubernetes with a push of the button using Docker Desktop. Run Kubernetes in production with Docker Enterprise.


Additional layers of security with built-in encryption and advanced role-based access controls. Ready to scale across multiple tenants and across hybrid/multi-cloud environments.

Full Platform Integration

The only container platform with Kubernetes that includes an integrated desktop and image registry solution for a complete and secure software supply chain from the developer to production.

How Docker enhances Kubernetes

Key additional features

Advanced Access Controls

Docker Enterprise includes integrated RBAC that works with corporate LDAP, Active Directory, PKI certificates and/or SAML 2.0 identity provider solutions.

Simple Multi-Tenancy

Scale Docker Enterprise to support multiple teams through clear separation of resources and node-based isolation. Restrict visibility for different user groups and operate multi-tenant environments with ease.

Out-of-the-box Networking

Docker Enterprise includes Project Calico by Tigera as the “batteries included” Kubernetes CNI plug-in for a highly scalable, networking and routing solution. Get access to overlay (IPIP), no overlay, and hybrid data-plane networking models in addition to native Kubernetes ingress controllers for load balancing.

Secure by Design

Architected to automatically deploy a secure Kubernetes cluster with mutual TLS authentication and leverage FIPS 140-2 validated encryption in Docker Engine with your Kubernetes deployment.

Integrated Secure Software Supply Chain

The Docker platform offers integrated security for the entire lifecycle of an application. Leverage Docker Content Trust to digitally sign images from the source and prevent unvalidated content from being deployed.

Certified Ecosystem and Infrastructure

Deploy and run your Kubernetes environment on fully supported infrastructure. Integrate with validated and certified monitoring and logging tools or leverage storage and networking plugins - all with joint support agreements.

Get Started with Kubernetes

Additional Kubernetes Resources


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