2021 Support Update for Docker Engine-Enterprise

The most secure container runtime for any cloud


1-9 nodes

No support

Entitlement valid until 12/31/2023

$0 / node / year


10-50 nodes

No support

1 year entitlement

$50 / node / year


For Labs

10-50 nodes

8×5 support

1 year entitlement

$1,150 / node / year


For Production

Minimum 10 nodes

24×7 or 8×5 support

Minimum 1 year entitlement

Contact us for pricing
Special offers valid till 12/31/2021 to Microsoft customers using Mirantis Container Runtime for Windows (beta pricing subject to change)

What is Mirantis Container Runtime?

Mirantis Container Runtime (formerly Docker Engine – Enterprise) enables containers to run efficiently on any substrate, powering business critical applications at the world’s leading companies. It will be of particular interest to enterprises running Docker Swarm, and enterprises running Kubernetes using the familiar Docker CLI for container management with a fully supported CRI compliant container runtime.

FIPS 140-2 compliant

Secure-by-default configuration

Built-in integration with Mirantis Secure Registry for secure supply chain

Plugin support with several certified plugins

Fully supported with multiple options – LabCare, OpsCare and OpsCare Plus

New storage interface

The Mirantis Experience

Mirantis is the premier open source cloud native platform provider with a long history of innovation, products, and services for the cloud industry. Mirantis manages the Docker Enterprise portfolio following the company’s acquisition by Mirantis in 2019.


Mirantis provides the support, training, and architectural expertise you need to maintain an up-to-date cloud infrastructure. With global 24x7x365 support and SLAs suited for mission-critical environments, Mirantis serves customers of all sizes including 1/3 of the Fortune 100.



Microsoft will continue working with the Moby community to help with issues and feature enhancements. Customers using Moby runtime binaries, however, will be running without full support from Microsoft, nor Mirantis – and they will not benefit from the enhanced feature set and security capabilities provided by Mirantis Container Runtime.

For container users, this change is a non-event; the container runtime is essentially invisible. The only impact is on container developers.

For container developers, the magnitude of this change depends on specific needs. If you do nothing, then your containers will continue to run smoothly through the Moby project, on which Mirantis Container Runtime (and Docker Engine – Enterprise) are based.

If you are not using your containers in production, this will likely be adequate for your needs, and you don’t have to do anything further; the default Moby engine that Microsoft will support should work for you.

However, if you are running in production, using Docker Swarm, or requiring security features such as FIPS 140-2, you’re going to want Mirantis Container Runtime.

At the end of September 2022, Windows Server container customers can still use Mirantis Container Runtime, but will need to obtain support from Mirantis to access support, bug fixes, and security patches. Because we want to ease the transition for users, effective immediately we are enabling current customers who enable Mirantis licensing before September 23, 2022 to grandfather in support at a greatly reduced rate.

In addition, support contracts can be structured so that they don’t actually begin until Microsoft support ends, even if that is after this date. Mirantis offers a range of enterprise-grade SLAs, including LabCare 8×5 support for non-production, and OpsCare 24x7x365 proactive support and OpsCare Plus fully-managed services for production deployments. Here at Mirantis we want to make this transition as easy as possible, so if you have any further questions, please contact us.