Container management simplified

Portainer is a centralized multi-cluster container management platform. 

With an intuitive UI, codified best practices, and cloud-native design templates, Portainer reduces the operational complexity of multi-cluster container management. 

Portainer provides universal support for all orchestrators (Docker, Swarm, Nomad, Kubernetes) across all platforms (Data Center, Cloud, Network Edge, IIoT). 

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The most popular container management platform in the world, with more than 650,000 users and 21,700 GitHub stars.

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


Rodrigo Ramirez
Sr. Director of Software at NEXTracker        

"Portainer is far and away a better product [than Mirantis] in my opinion. Simply based off the deployment alone, it’s far more straight forward."

Travis Worth
Server Administrator 

Why Portainer?

Portainer's intuitive UI and codified best practices enable organizations to accelerate container adoption.

  • Reduce the operational complexity of 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. 

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Common use cases for Portainer

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

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Get started with GitOps

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

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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.

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Set up a Developer Portal

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

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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.

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Portainer Products

Portainer is available in two versions: Community Edition (CE) and Business Edition (BE). Portainer CE is open source software intended for personal use and supported by a vibrant and growing community users. Portainer BE is a commercially licensed and supported product that adds enterprise features to CE to support enterprise requirements and is intended for professional use. 

 

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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