Compare Portainer CE and Portainer Business

Portainer CE is open source, free forever and used by 500,000 developers worldwide. Portainer Business builds on CE and adds business related functionality.

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Portainer CE  v Portainer Business

Portainer CE

  • Open source; free forever
  • Easy to install and manage for home use or small teams
  • Regular updates
  • Support for range of orchestrators
  • Community-based support
  • Comprehensive documentation
  • Active Community programme

Portainer Business

  • Premium offering suitable for larger teams
  • Includes all CE features
  • Range of enhanced business-related features
  • 9x 5 or 24x 7 Support options
  • Extensively tested against real-world configurations
  • Quarterly updates

Feature comparison

PORTAINER FEATURES

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Application Management

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Deploy/Start/Stop Individual Containers
Edit/Change a container deployment
Duplicate a container deployment
See Container Stats/Logs
Engage with container Console
Deploy cluster aware container services
Deploy cluster aware application stacks
Scale/Edit cluster aware container services

Cluster Management

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Manage Cluster Node status (drain/pause/active)
View Node Hardware (Disks, PCI devices)
Manage Node Tags/Labels
Cluster Visualiser
Ability to set and enforce a CPU and memory quota per Portainer Resource Pool
Ability to create list of authorised Portainer users with either internal or external authentication
Add up to 100 Standard Docker TCP endpoints
Add up to 100 Portainer Agent enabled (LAN/WAN) endpoint
Add up to 25,000 Portainer Edge Agent enabled (Internet) endpoints
Create Static and Dynamic Edge Agent Groups
Deploy Compose v3 Stacks to Edge Groups centrally
Ability for the Cluster Administrator to allow/disable resource over-commitment
Ability for the Cluster Administrator to allow/disable access to the Default Kubernetes Namespace (default resource pool)

Registry/Image Management

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Container Image Push/Pull from registry APIv2 enabled registries
Image Build
Image Import/Export
Registry Browse
Registry Tag and Image Management

Identity Management

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Ability to create list of authorised Portainer users with either internal or external authentication
Ability to group users into teams
Ability to assign resource access control to teams and/or users
oAUTH Authentication (manual configuration) with user auto-provisioning
LDAP Authentication (manual configuration) with user and team membership auto-provisioning
Ability to assign specific roles with pre-set functionality limits to users/teams
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 Azure AD, GitHub, Google Authentication, OKTA, AuthO

Storage Management

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Create/Delete persistent local storage volumes
Create/Delete persistent NFS/CIFS storage volumes
Browse Storage Volumes, incl Upload/Download/Rename/Delete files
Ability to set and enforce a storage quota per Portainer Resource Pool per Storage Type

Network Management

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Create new Bridge Networks
Create new MACVLAN networks
Create new Cluster Overlay Networks
Configure and Use IPv6
Configure new Kubernetes Load Balanced Networks
Manage Nginx Kubernetes Ingress Networks
Manage Traefik Kubernetes Ingress Networks (beta)
Ability to set and enforce a network load balancer deployment quota per Portainer resource pool

Support and Customer Success

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Community -based support
Full access to online documentation
Customer onboarding at start of journey
9x5 or 24x7 support on nodes under management
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