# What are Storidge profiles and why should I care?
Profiles provide a simple way to declare application requirements for storage in a YAML formatted files. It simplifies the docker CLI and makes it easier to be consistent as profiles can be defined and used for applications, different classes of service, frameworks, customers, etc.
See Why profiles (opens new window) for an example of how passing volume options to a
docker volume create command is much more compact and simpler using a profile.
# How do I use profiles?
Check Using profiles (opens new window) for examples of how to use profiles.