What is Portainer?

Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments. Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !
Portainer is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses Portainer?

23 companies use Portainer in their tech stacks, including Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands.

17 developers use Portainer.

Portainer Integrations

GitHub, Docker, Microsoft Azure, Auth0, and Docker Swarm are some of the popular tools that integrate with Portainer. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Portainer.

Why developers like Portainer?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Portainer
Portainer Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Portainer in their tech stack.


I use Portainer because we were all in on Docker Cloud, which gave 2 months notice that they were sunsetting their services. We knew we wanted to migrate to Docker Community Edition, but its lack of UI had us worried until we came across Portainer. Portainer had just release their agent feature, which was a critical feature for us. To date, Portainer has been an outstanding product and we couldn't be happier with it.

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I use Portainer because it does so good with the UI that we don't have to train our whole team to be Linux bash heros. It provides deep details without leaving details behind you would think could only come from the command line. Portainer is a professional tool that gives us enterprise features we appreciate. ( Will be blogging about this in January. )

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We use Portainer because it is only UI tool based tool on the market which is able to manage Linux + Windows containers and multiple Docker Swarms from one place. User auto creation and assignment to teams with LDAP authentication is also one of the key things on environment where is 100+ users.

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Charles Coleman
Charles Coleman
President/CEO at Rapidfyre · | 2 upvotes · 1.6K views

I've found Portainer to be a like the 8 tooled jacknife I need for Docker and am loving it. Wasn't hard to get up and going and is well rounded enough to do everything I need. Win win.

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I use Portainer because is great tool for managing Swarm cluster, I love it. Our day to operations at the two data-center are easy to do by using this graphical tool.

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I use Portainer because it makes managing multiple containers super easy through the browser. Two commands and you are up and running. Awesome software, love it!

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Portainer's features

  • Docker management
  • Docker UI
  • Docker cluster management
  • Swarm visualizer
  • Authentication
  • User Access Control
  • Docker container management
  • Docker service management
  • Docker overview
  • Docker console
  • Docker swarm status
  • Docker image management
  • Docker network management
  • Docker dashboard
  • Remote HTTP API
  • Automation

Portainer Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Portainer?
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Mesosphere offers a layer of software that organizes your machines, VMs, and cloud instances and lets applications draw from a single pool of intelligently- and dynamically-allocated resources, increasing efficiency and reducing operational complexity.
Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X
Docker Compose
With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
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Portainer's Stats

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