Nandhini Santhanam

Enterprise Ready Software from Docker Store

Nandhini Santhanam

Docker Store is the place to discover and procure trusted, enterprise-ready containerized software – free, open source and commercial.

Docker Store is the evolution of the Docker Hub, which is the world’s largest container registry, catering to millions of users. As of March 1, 2017, we crossed 11 billion pulls from the public registry!  Docker Store leverages the public registry’s massive user base and ensures our customers – developers, operators and enterprise Docker users get what they ask for. The Official Images program was developed to create a set of curated and trusted content that developers could use as a foundation for building containerized software. From the lessons learned and best practices, Docker recently launched a certification program that  enables ISVs, around the world to take advantage of Store in offering great software, packaged to operate optimally on the Docker platform.

Docker Hub

The Docker Store is designed to bring Docker users and ecosystem partners together with

  • Certified Containers with ISV apps that have been validated against Docker Enterprise Edition, and comes with cooperative support from Docker and the ISV
  • Enhanced search and discovery capabilities of containers, including filtering support for platforms, categories and OS.
  • Self service publisher workflow and interface to facilitate a scalable marketplace.
  • Support for a range of licensing models for published content

Publishers with certified content on Docker Store include:  AVI Networks, Cisco, Bleemeo, BlobCity DB, Blockbridge, CodeCov, CoScale, Datadog, Dynatrace, Gitlab, Hedvig, HPE, Hypergrid, Kaazing, Koekiebox, Microsoft, NetApp, Nexenta, Nimble, Nutanix, Polyverse Portworx, Sysdig, and Weaveworks

The simplest way to get started is to go check out Docker Store!

Docker Store

Using Docker Store

For developers and IT teams building Docker apps, the Docker Store is the best place to get the components they need available as containers. Containerization technology has emerged as a strong solution for developers, devops and IT – and enterprises especially need assurances that software packages are trusted and “just works” when deployed. The Docker Certification program takes containers and plugins through an end-to-end testing process and provides collaborative support for any potential issues. Read more about the certification program here!

  • Enhanced Discovery: Easily search for a wide range of solutions from Docker, ISV containers or plugins. Use filters and categories to search for specific characteristics
  • Software Trials: Where available, free trials of commercial software (including Docker) are available from the Docker Store.
  • Community Content: Developers can continue to browse and download from Docker Hub public repos from the Docker Store. The Docker Community is very vibrant and active, and community images will be accessible from the Docker Store.
  • Notifications: Alerts and updates are available to manage subscriptions of Docker Store listings including patches, fixes or new versions.

Publish Content to Docker Store

From large ISV with hundreds of products to a small start up building new tools, Docker Store provides a marketplace to package and distribute software and plugins in containers ready for use on the Docker platform. Making their tools more accessible to the community of millions of Docker users and accelerating their time to value with these partner solutions.

In addition, Publishers gain the following benefits from the Docker Store:

  • Access to a globally scalable container distribution service.
  • Path to certification for software and plugin content to differentiate the solution from ecosystem and to signal additional value to end users.
  • Visibility and analytics including managing subscribers and sales reports.
  • Flexible fulfillment and billing support with “Paid via Docker” and BYOL (Bring your own License) models. You focus on creating great software and we take care of the rest.
  • Reputation management via Ratings and Reviews.

Getting started as a publisher on Docker Store is as simple as 1-2-3!

Docker Store

Tips for becoming a publisher:

  1. Create Great Containerized Content (you have probably already done this!)
  2. Follow best practices
    3. Use an official image as your base image.
    4. will keep adding more best practices and tools to make your content robust.
  3. Go to and click on “Publish”.

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