Azure Container Service vs Flocker: What are the differences?
Developers describe Azure Container Service as "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. On the other hand, Flocker is detailed as "Run your databases in Docker and make them as portable as the rest of your app". Flocker is a data volume manager and multi-host Docker cluster management tool. With it you can control your data using the same tools you use for your stateless applications. This means that you can run your databases, queues and key-value stores in Docker and move them around as easily as the rest of your app.
Azure Container Service and Flocker are primarily classified as "Containers as a Service" and "Container" tools respectively.
"Easy to setup, very agnostic" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Azure Container Service, while over 3 developers mention "Open-Source" as the leading cause for choosing Flocker.
Flocker is an open source tool with 3.19K GitHub stars and 287 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Flocker's open source repository on GitHub.