Container registries allow users to manage containers distributed throughout their applications and networks. The registry controls privileges to individual containers and allows users to organize and govern their visibility and accessibility. These registries can come in the form of a hosted service or an on-premise solution using local infrastructure. Companies utilize container registries to manage container configurations, store container images, and access them for deployment. Registries can benefit DevOps practices and facilitate continuous delivery practices by increasing container organization. Role-based assignments also increase security by requiring authentication policies for access. container management software and container orchestration software solutions access containers from the registry and deploy them to their specified endpoint.
To qualify for inclusion in the Container Registry category, a product must: