The Missing Container Management UI
October 28, 2022

The Missing Container Management UI

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Portainer

Portainer serves as the single pane of glass for managing any fixed application servers, as well as any docker-compose applications we use in production that are otherwise unsuitable for more specific cloud products (such as ECS or EKS on AWS). Currently, this is 2 virtual machines, with plans for a third as scaling demands.
  • Management of docker compose applications
  • GUI for managing docker containers and application stacks
  • Docker swarm integration feels half-baked
  • No generic SAML option for SSO
  • No way to update Portainer itself without getting on the command line
  • Misbehaving containers sometimes cause Portainer to misbehave (saying that it cannot control the stack)
  • SSO/access control
  • Docker compose application management
  • Positive impact: less administrator time spent on deploying and managing containerized applications

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Anytime you need a management UI for containers for a fixed set of servers you are managing yourself (think EC2, not ECS.), with extra points if you are deploying docker-compose applications. Portainer really shines here.

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Any administrator familiar with docker can deploy and use a production-ready instance of Portainer in under an hour with no training required. It is extremely easy to learn and use.