A lightweight software containerization solution powered by Docker Inc. By leveraging this cutting-edge technology, Synology delivers even more packages for seamless deployment on your NAS, such as Redmine or GitLab.

More possibilities in DSM

Docker is a lightweight virtualization application that gives you the ability to run thousands of containers created by developers from all over the world on DSM. The hugely popular built-in image repository, Docker Hub, allows you to find shared applications from other talented developers.

Flexible container deployment

Deploy Docker containers at will and facilitate the maximum utilization of your Synology NAS.

Container import / export

Support for container import / export makes backup and transfer of containers simple and easy.

Docker® Hub Registry

The built-in Docker® Hub Registry enables you to directly search for thousands of applications from developers around the world.


Virtualization doesn't mean giving up system performance. Synology DSM can be containerized and run as an image on a Btrfs shared folder with little performance impact thanks to Docker's lightweight software virtualization solution. Taking advantage of the Btrfs file system, the whole containerized system can be easily protected by taking snapshots and replicating it to a recovery site with Snapshot & Replication.

At-a-glance resource monitoring

The overview provides a clear dashboard including the NAS CPU, memory and individual container resource usage.