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.