What is DC/OS?
Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.
DC/OS is a tool in the Cluster Management category of a tech stack.
DC/OS is an open source tool with 2.3K GitHub stars and 489 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to DC/OS's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses DC/OS?
18 companies reportedly use DC/OS in their tech stacks, including Decision6, Astronomer, and AN10.
88 developers on StackShare have stated that they use DC/OS.
Pros of DC/OS
Easy to setup a HA cluster
Has templates to install via AWS and Azure
Easy to get services running and operate them
- High Resource Utilization
- Mixed Workload Colocation
- Container Orchestration
- Resource Isolation
- Stateful Storage
- Package Repositories
- Public Cloud
- Private Cloud
- Command Line Interface
- Web Interface
- Elastic Scalability
- High Availability
- Zero Downtime Upgrades
- Service Discovery
- Load Balancing
DC/OS Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to DC/OS?
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