Container management made easy

Easily deploy, configure and secure containers in minutes on Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm and Nomad in any cloud, datacenter or device.

The most popular container management platform in the world, with more than 1 million users and 22,400 GitHub stars.

Easiest to Use Winter 2022Easiest Setup Winter 2022Easiest Admin Winter 2022

"Portainer allows us to manage all our Docker containers and Swarm orchestration. It has proven to be a robust, light and easy to use product."


Rodrigo Ramirez
Sr. Director of Software




"Portainer has allowed us to get our apps up and running in our Kubernetes environment quickly and easily. Our deployment times have dropped significantly and we’re seeing less production errors. It’s a great product."

Suat Ugurlu, 
Associate Director, Technology Solutions 



Why Portainer?

Portainer's intuitive UI and codified best practices helps organizations to adopt containers quickly and efficiently.

  • Reduce the operational complexity associated with multi-cluster management
  • Bridge the skills gap and facilitate feature discovery and learning with an intuitive UI
  • Codify cloud-native best practices with design templates and default configurations
  • Consistently apply and centrally manage access, permissions and activity logging 

Portainer's multi-cluster, multi-cloud container management platform supports Docker, Swarm, Nomad, and Kubernetes running in any Data Center, Cloud, Network Edge or IIoT Device. 

HubSpot Video
HubSpot Video

Common Portainer use cases

Portainer addresses a wide-range of container management challenges. Select a use-case below to discover how Portainer can help you.
Protainer heading


I want to...

Protainer heading 1.1
Deploy an application in minutes

Deploy your containerized application in minutes to any orchestrator (Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes or Nomad) running in any environment (Data Center, Cloud, or IIoT).

Learn More →
Protainer heading 2
Get started with GitOps

Build a GitOps pipeline to enable and automate Kubernetes application deployment orchestration triggered through a Git workflow

Learn More →
Protainer heading 3
Centralize Identity, Access and Audit controls

Both Docker and Kubernetes are 'insecure by default'. Use Portainer to centrally configure and manage identity, access and activity logging consistently across all containers.

Learn More →
Protainer heading 4
Build a Developer Portal

Enable developers to deploy, manage and maintain their containerized applications easily and without having to become Kubernetes or Container experts.

Learn More →
Portainer HS email Icon (1)-1
Manage IIoT devices

Managing containers deployed on IIoT devices requires some very specific capabilities. Use Portainer to manage both the applications running on the devices and the devices themselves.

Learn More →
Portainer_Illustrations_Screen data - in action

Portainer products

Portainer is available in two versions: Community Edition (CE) and Business Edition (BE). Portainer CE is open source and intended for personal use. BE is a commercially licensed, fully supported product that overlays enterprise features on top of CE to meet the demands of enterprise IT. 

Get 5 nodes free for as long as you need
Community Edition Business Edition
View Node Hardware
Manage Node Tags/Labels
Cluster Visualiser
See Container Stats/Logs
Engage with container Console
Deploy/Start/Stop individual containers
Edit/Change a container deployment
Duplicate a container deployment
Deploy cluster aware containers
Deploy cluster aware applications
Scale/Edit cluster aware container services
Deploy Compose v3 Stacks to Edge Groups centrally
Automatically redeploy applications and sync with Git
Force deployments to be in sync with the definition in Git
Deploy applications from Helm Charts
Deploy template based applications
Manage Cluster Node status (drain/pause/active)
Ability to set and enforce a CPU and memory quota per Namespace
Add up to 100 Portainer Agent enabled (LAN/WAN) Environments
Add up to 25,000 Portainer Edge Agent enabled (Internet) Environments
Create Static and Dynamic Edge Agent Groups
Ability to allow/disable access to the Kubernetes default Namespace
Ability to allow/disable resource over-commitment
STORAGE: Create/Delete persistent local storage volumes
STORAGE: Create/Delete persistent NFS/CIFS storage volumes
STORAGE: Browse Storage Volumes, incl Upload/Download/Rename/Delete files
STORAGE: Set and enforce a storage quota per Namespace per Storage Type
NETWORK: Create new Bridge Networks
NETWORK: Create new MACVLAN networks
NETWORK: Create new Cluster Overlay Networks
NETWORK: Configure and Use IPv6
NETWORK: Configure new Kubernetes Load Balanced Networks
NETWORK: Manage Nginx Kubernetes Ingress Networks
NETWORK: Set and enforce a network load balancer deployment quota per Namespace
REGISTRY: Container Image Push/Pull from registry APIv2 enabled registries
REGISTRY: Image Import/Export
REGISTRY: Image Build
REGISTRY: Registry Browse
REGISTRY: Registry Tag and Image Management
Use images from private registries
Portainer as a proxy for Kubernetes clusters
Centralized acces control for providing access to different Environments
Create list of authorized Portainer users with either internal or external authentication
Ability to assign specific roles with pre-set functionality limits to users/teams
OAuth authentication (manual configuration) with user auto-provisioning
Ability to synchronize Portainer teams with OAuth group memberships
LDAP Authentication (manual) with user and team membership auto-provisioning
Ability to assign Portainer Administrator priviliges via LDAP
Ability to nest roles to create fine grained access rights to Portainer functions
Ability to provide read-only access to Portainer
LDAP "one-click configure" for Microsoft Active Directory and OpenLDAP
OAuth "one click configure" for Microsoft, GitHub, Google Authentication
Authentication Logs
User activity logs
On-Demand Portainer backups
Automated Portainer Backups (to Amazon S3)
HTTPS by default
Community support
9x5 and/or 24x7 support
Onboarding support
Guaranteed bug fixes