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Amazon EC2 Container Service vs Portainer: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon EC2 Container Service as "Container management service that supports Docker containers". Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles. On the other hand, Portainer is detailed as "Simple management UI for Docker". Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !.

Amazon EC2 Container Service belongs to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Portainer can be primarily classified under "Container Tools".

Some of the features offered by Amazon EC2 Container Service are:

  • Docker Compatibility
  • Managed Clusters
  • Programmatic Control

On the other hand, Portainer provides the following key features:

  • Docker management
  • Docker UI
  • Docker cluster management

"Backed by amazon" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon EC2 Container Service over the competitors, whereas "Simple" was stated as the key factor in picking Portainer.

Instacart, Coursera, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Amazon EC2 Container Service, whereas Portainer is used by Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands. Amazon EC2 Container Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 794 company stacks & 391 developers stacks; compared to Portainer, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.

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What is Amazon EC2 Container Service?

Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.

What is Portainer?

Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments. Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2 Container Service and Portainer?
      Kubernetes
      Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
      Google Kubernetes Engine
      Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
      Amazon EKS
      Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.
      AWS Fargate
      AWS Fargate is a technology for Amazon ECS and EKS* that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate, you no longer have to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers.
      Docker for AWS
      An integrated, easy-to-deploy environment for building, assembling, and shipping applications on AWS, Docker for AWS is a native AWS application optimized to take optimal advantage of the underlying AWS IaaS services while giving you a modern Docker platform that you can use to deploy portable apps.
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      Review ofPortainerPortainer

      Hey Team, As I used portainer and here I think some of functionality must be there like visualiser for monitoring.

      And Here I found a issue when we open the console then does not allow to exit the terminal using exit commands and scroller is not work in terminal...

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      On the road to greatness. A worthy challenger soon to be

      How developers use Amazon EC2 Container Service and Portainer
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      CloudRepo uses Amazon EC2 Container ServiceAmazon EC2 Container Service

      We use the container service so that we can deploy our application services with Dockerfiles, so that we can test locally and deploy to AWS simply.

      Additionally, the ability to scale containers and have them automatically restart in case of failure is very helpful to our operations.

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      Adminout uses Amazon EC2 Container ServiceAmazon EC2 Container Service

      We use the EC2 registry for secure private container registration. When used in combination with I AM roles we can control customer access to repos on and individual basis.

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      SocialCops uses Amazon EC2 Container ServiceAmazon EC2 Container Service

      Amazon EC2 is our primary application hosting solution. Most applications are not exposed on the internet and use a virtually private cloud to interact with each other.

      Avatar of Brandon Adams
      Brandon Adams uses Amazon EC2 Container ServiceAmazon EC2 Container Service

      With a little forethought, ECS can handle a good portion of my development stack as though it were production. 12 Factor configuration makes this a breeze.

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      Thomas Zickell uses Amazon EC2 Container ServiceAmazon EC2 Container Service

      I don't like AWS BUT Pagely's VPS-3 makes it work. I still use FireHost for most things

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      Intrafind uses PortainerPortainer

      Gui for Docker including swarm-mode

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