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Kontena Classic

IMPORTANT! This project is deprecated. Please see Kontena Pharos - The Simple, Solid, Certifified Kubernetes Distribution That Just Works!

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Kontena Classic is a developer friendly, open source platform for orchestrating applications that are run on Docker containers. It simplifies deploying and running containerized applications on any infrastructure. By leveraging technologies such as Docker, Container Linux and Weave Net, it provides complete solution for organizations of any size.

Kontena Classic is built to maximize developer happiness; it is designed for application developers and therefore does not require ops teams to setup or maintain. Therefore, it is an ideal choice for organizations without aspiration to configure and maintain scalable Docker container infrastructure.

Kontena Classic Introduction

To accelerate and break barriers for containerized application development, Kontena Classic features some of the most essential technologies built-in such as:

  • Multi-host, multi AZ container orchestration
  • Overlay network technology by Weaveworks
  • Zero-downtime dynamic load balancing
  • Abstraction to describe services running in containers
  • Private Docker image repository
  • Kontena Vault - a secure storage for managing secrets
  • VPN access to backend containers
  • Heroku-like application deployment workflow

Kontena Classic supports any application that can run in a Docker container, and can run on any machine that supports CoreOS. You can run Kontena on the cloud provider of your choice or on your own servers. We hope you enjoy!

Learn more about Kontena:

Getting Started

Please see our Quick Start guide.

Contact Us

Found a bug? Suggest a feature? Have a question? Please submit an issue or email us at

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Kontena Classic software is open source, and you can use it for any purpose, personal or commercial. Kontena is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for full license text.