Couchbase Server Deployment Options

Couchbase Server Deployment Options

Couchbase Server can be deployed on a variety of platforms, from traditional bare metal servers, to containers running in a public or private cloud.

Table 1. Options to Get Started With Couchbase Server


On-Premises (Non-Cloud)


Virtual Machines and Containers


Public Cloud

Deploy Couchbase Server in a traditional data center on bare metal servers.

Deploy Couchbase Server within a virtualized or containerized environment, such as VMware or Docker. Deploy Couchbase Server in a public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

About Couchbase Server Editions

Couchbase Server comes in two different editions: Enterprise Edition and Community Edition. Each edition offers different features and levels of support that might affect your deployment. The Couchbase Editions page provides a feature comparison of each edition. Couchbase Server Enterprise Edition is recommended for production environments.