Kubernetes vs. Rancher vs. Argo

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What is 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.

What is Rancher?

Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

What is Argo?

Argo is an open source container-native workflow engine for getting work done on Kubernetes. Argo is implemented as a Kubernetes CRD (Custom Resource Definition).

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Why do developers choose Kubernetes?
Why do you like Kubernetes?

Why do developers choose Rancher?
Why do you like Rancher?

Why do developers choose Argo?
Why do you like Argo?

What are the cons of using Kubernetes?
Downsides of Kubernetes?

What are the cons of using Rancher?
Downsides of Rancher?

What are the cons of using Argo?
No Cons submitted yet for Argo
Downsides of Argo?

How much does Kubernetes cost?
How much does Rancher cost?
Rancher Pricing
How much does Argo cost?
What companies use Kubernetes?
1181 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
What companies use Rancher?
103 companies on StackShare use Rancher
What companies use Argo?
0 companies on StackShare use Argo
What tools integrate with Kubernetes?
86 tools on StackShare integrate with Kubernetes
What tools integrate with Rancher?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Rancher
What tools integrate with Argo?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Argo

What are some alternatives to Kubernetes, Rancher, and Argo?

  • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world
  • Helm - The Kubernetes Package Manager

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