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Mirantis Container Runtime

Secure, industry-standard container runtime—Docker interface included.

Enterprises shouldn’t have to worry about container runtime security. That’s why we provide the same workhorse container runtime software at the heart of our ZeroOps stack on a standalone basis.

Mirantis Container Runtime (formerly Docker Engine - Enterprise) provides the keystone of a secure software supply chain for organizations that need an enterprise-grade container engine and container runtime interface to build and run mission-critical containerized workloads.

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Enterprise container engine

Mirantis Container Runtime brings the power of the open source Moby project to enterprises with 24x7 or 8x5 support and the features that modern enterprises require:

World-class security: Government, finance, and other mission-critical industries rely on Mirantis Container Runtime’s FIPS 140-2 validated security, as well as regular updates to mitigate against emerging CVEs in open source components.

Simple, powerful, and standards-aligned: Whether you’re using Mirantis Container Runtime on its own or to power Kubernetes or Swarm, developers can depend on the familiar Docker API—all with a runtime that is OCI-certified and CRI-conformant via the cri-dockerd adapter.

Tested at scale: Mirantis Container Runtime powers business critical applications at the world’s leading companies, enabling teams to deploy and scale containerized apps from the data center to the edge.

How it works

The container runtime is the beating heart of a cloud native stack, and the crux of a secure software supply chain—the component that actually builds and runs containers.

Mirantis Container Runtime builds on the best of the open source ecosystem, bringing mission critical security and enterprise-grade support. With Mirantis Container Runtime, developers enjoy the power of the simple and familiar Docker API, whether you’re using Kubernetes, Swarm, or standalone containers.

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Secure by default

Mirantis Container Runtime deploys with restricted host access, end-to-end encryption, secure mutual TLS authentication, and cryptographic node identity.

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Validated security

Mirantis Container Runtime’s cryptographic module is validated by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), fulfilling key requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

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Flexibility to meet your needs

Run workloads on Linux and Windows. Orchestrate nodes in Kubernetes, Swarm, or ‘mixed’ configurations. Compatible with any CNCF-validated Kubernetes distribution.

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Enforce signed images

Mirantis Container Runtime lets you validate container provenance by requiring proper digital signing of images before they can be deployed. Users are prevented from using container images or composing containers using base layers from unknown sources.


Cloud expertise for financial services

Run business-critical applications on a cloud designed for financial services—backed by cloud experts with over a decade of experience.

Mirantis Global Customer Support & Operations Staff

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Our global support and operation team spans 20 countries, and we adhere to a "follow the sun" model, so
as the work day ends in one region of the world, a team in the next region will continue to ensure
maximum availability for your deployments.


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Get started with Mirantis
Container Runtime

Want to learn more—or experience the power of Mirantis Container Runtime for yourself?




Mirantis Container Runtime Datasheet

Learn more about Mirantis Container Runtime provides the foundation of a secure software supply chain.




Mirantis Container Runtime Windows

Avoid a massive migration headache with Mirantis Container Runtime.




Mirantis Container Runtime Docs

Explore the Mirantis Container Runtime Deployment Guide, security notes, and other docs to get all the technical details.


Container runtime security,

Mirantis Container Runtime is the secure heart of our cloud native stack, powering our container orchestration platform, Mirantis Kubernetes Engine, and our infrastructure command center, Mirantis Container Cloud. It integrates tightly with Mirantis Secure Registry for storing, sourcing, and signing container images.

Mirantis Container Runtime can be the first step in a transformative ZeroOps strategy, enabling you to reduce costs and accelerate development. Explore how you can build on your runtime to create a complete ZeroOps stack:



Accelerate development with cloud native DevOps-as-a-service—bringing automation and cloud native expertise together to deliver guaranteed outcomes.


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Kubernetes, Swarm, and OpenStack for on-prem, multi-cloud, and hybrid-cloud—plus comprehensive managed service with guaranteed outcomes.


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