A registry of Docker and Open Container Initiative (OCI) images, with support for all OCI artefacts
Simplify container lifecycle management
Build, store, secure, scan, replicate and manage container images and artefacts with a fully managed, geo-replicated instance of OCI distribution. Connect across environments, including Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Red Hat OpenShift, and across Azure services like App Service, Machine Learning and Batch.
Geo-replication to efficiently manage a single registry across multiple regions
OCI artefact repository for adding Helm charts, Singularity support and new OCI artefact-supported formats
Automated container building and patching, including base image updates and task scheduling
Integrated security with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication, role-based access control, Docker Content Trust and virtual network integration
Store your container images and beyond
Enable fast, scalable retrieval of container workloads. Azure Container Registry handles private Docker container images as well as related content formats, such as Helm charts, OCI arteacts and images built to the OCI image format specification.Get started with OCI artefacts
Utilise pipelines for development and patching
Streamline building, testing, pushing and deploying images to Azure with Azure Container Registry Tasks. For example, extend your development inner-loop to the cloud by offloading docker build operations to Azure with
az acr build. Configure tasks to automatically rebuild application images when base images are updated, or automate image builds when your team commits code to a Git repository. Create multi-step tasks to automate building, testing and patching of multiple container images in parallel, in the cloud. Automate time-based tasks with task scheduling.
Scale globally with a few clicks
Enable a single registry to serve users and hosts wherever they are, with multi-master geo-replication. Synchronise an artefact across all replicas by pushing it to any one replica. Speed up deployment by using regionalised webhooks to receive notifications when a local pull becomes available.Replicate a registry
Put private images on a private network
Get both the security of a private network and the robustness of a managed, geo-replicated service, using Azure Virtual Network integration and firewall rules. Restrict access to your registry to services deployed within a virtual network – for example, to an Azure Kubernetes Service instance.Help protect your artefacts
Help safeguard content delivery with Content Trust
Ensure that the content you pull from the registry is the content run on the node. Sign container images that you push to the registry and configure image consumers to verify image integrity upon pulling.Enable Docker Content Trust
Check images with Azure Security Center integration
Continuously scan images on Azure Container Registry. Discover known vulnerabilities in packages or other dependencies defined in the container image file. Receive vulnerability assessments and recommendations, including specific remediation guidance.Start using Security Center
Why trust Azure Container Registry?
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Flexible pricing keeps you in control
Choose from multiple service tiers with predictable pricing and options for aligning with the capacity and usage patterns of your registry in Azure.
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Trusted by companies of all sizes
Maritime builder scales up with Azure
DNV GL uses Azure Container Registry for storing and managing private Docker container images. And it uses Tasks to build and prepare machine learning apps for data scientists to run in an internal analytics platform.
Alaska Airlines shifts to the cloud and container-based delivery
Learn how the company used Azure Container Registry to transition to a container-based model. All it took was the addition of a few steps to their Azure DevOps build pipeline.
UK financial firm pioneers next-generation ecosystem
Finastra uses Azure Container Registry to simplify container development and audit data residency. Built-in scaling allows the team to manage costs and meet changes in demand.