Docker Documentation

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Docker Editions

Docker Enterprise Edition

Designed for enterprise development and IT teams who build, ship, and run business critical applications in production at scale. Integrated, certified, and supported to provide enterprises with the most secure container platform in the industry to modernize all applications. Docker EE Advanced comes with enterprise add-ons like UCP and DTR.

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Docker Community Edition

Get started with Docker and experimenting with container-based apps. Docker CE is available on many platforms, from desktop to cloud to server. Build and share containers and automate the development pipeline from a single environment. Choose the Edge channel to get fast access to the latest features, or the Stable channel for more predictability.

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Run Docker anywhere

Docker for Mac

A native application using the macOS sandbox security model which delivers all Docker tools to your Mac.

Docker for Windows

A native Windows application which delivers all Docker tools to your Windows computer.

Docker for Linux

Install Docker on a computer which already has a Linux distribution installed.

Docker Cloud

A hosted service for building, testing, and deploying Docker images to your hosts.

Docker for AWS

Deploy your Docker apps on AWS.

Docker for Azure

Deploy your Docker apps on Azure.


Docker EE Add-ons

Universal Control Plane

(UCP) Manage a cluster of on-premise Docker hosts like a single machine with this enterprise product.

Docker Trusted Registry

(DTR) An enterprise image storage solution you can install behind a firewall to manage images and access.

Docker Tools

Docker Compose

Define application stacks built using multiple containers, services, and swarm configurations.

Docker Machine

Automate container provisioning on your network or in the cloud. Available for Windows, macOS, or Linux.