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As you may have already heard, the January 31st grace period to move to a paid subscription for commercial use of Docker Desktop is fast approaching. 

With this announcement, we introduced our new subscription tiers, including Docker Business–our offering specifically for organizations who want to scale their use of Docker all while maintaining security and compliance with added enterprise-grade management and control. Previously, the minimum number of seats required for a Docker Business subscription was 50+, which limited access to larger organizations.

However, we’ve been hearing from customers who want the added features and benefits that come with Docker Business, but do not currently meet the minimum seats. Some customers are ready to make the move, but want to avoid a lengthy sales and purchase order (PO) process. Others may also be interested in “testing out” Docker Business at a smaller scale before committing to a larger rollout. 

Well, today we’ve made it even easier and more accessible than ever for our customers to make the move to Docker Business.

A New Self-Serve Payment Option for Docker Business

If you are ready to make the move to Docker Business, you can now purchase a minimum 5 seats via credit/debit card by signing in or creating a Docker account. Once purchased, you have instant access to all the great management and security features exclusive to Docker Business customers–things like Image Access Management for restricting user access to specific images (e.g., Docker Official Images and Verified Publisher Images), a centralized management console for complete visibility on all your Docker environments, SAML single sign-on for seamless onboarding/offboarding (coming soon), and much, much more! Of course, your developer teams can continue to collaborate and maintain productivity with Docker Desktop, our trusted multi-platform developer tool. 

In addition, you can easily upgrade from your current subscription to Docker Business. Simply do so by logging into your Docker Hub account and updating your billing plan there. Your current subscription will be credited for the remaining term, and the balance will be applied to the cost of your new Docker Business subscription. A new subscription period will also be set.

For more information on Docker subscriptions and to get started with Docker Business, please visit our pricing page.

To learn more about the latest and greatest with Docker Business, watch our November webinar on demand: Management & Security at Scale with Docker Business.


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