Azure Container Service vs Azure Kubernetes Service

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Azure Container Service vs Azure Kubernetes Service: What are the differences?

What is Azure Container Service? Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose. Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.

What is Azure Kubernetes Service? Simplify Kubernetes management, deployment, and operations. Fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service on Microsoft Azure.

Azure Container Service and Azure Kubernetes Service belong to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Azure Container Service are:

  • Create a container hosting solution optimized for Azure
  • Scale and orchestrate applications using Apache Mesos or Docker Swarm
  • Use popular open source, client-side tooling

On the other hand, Azure Kubernetes Service provides the following key features:

  • Deploy and manage Kubernetes with ease
  • Scale and run applications with confidence
  • Secure your Kubernetes environment

Cuemby, Veris, and Universal Electronics Inc. are some of the popular companies that use Azure Kubernetes Service, whereas Azure Container Service is used by QwikSense, Veris, and Sensewaves. Azure Kubernetes Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to Azure Container Service, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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What is Azure Container Service?

Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.

What is Azure Kubernetes Service?

Fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service on Microsoft Azure.
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        What are some alternatives to Azure Container Service and Azure Kubernetes Service?
        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.
        Docker
        The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
        Azure App Service
        Quickly build, deploy, and scale web apps created with popular frameworks .NET, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, PHP, Ruby, or Python, in containers or running on any operating system. Meet rigorous, enterprise-grade performance, security, and compliance requirements by using the fully managed platform for your operational and monitoring tasks.
        Azure Container Instances
        Containerize your application using Docker technology and execute immediately with one click.
        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.
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