GitLab helps teams package their applications and manage their containers with a secure and private container registry for their Docker images. The GitLab Container Registry isn't just a standalone registry; it's completely integrated with GitLab. You can now easily use your images for GitLab CI, create images specific for tags or branches and much more. Our container registry is fully integrated with Git repository management and comes out of the box with GitLab his means our integrated Container Registry requires no additional installation. It allows for easy upload and download of images from GitLab CI.
A binary repository is a software repository for packages, artifacts and their corresponding metadata. It can be used to store binary files produced by an organization itself, such as product releases and nightly product builds, or for third party binaries which must be treated differently for both technical and legal reasons.