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Azure Kubernetes Service vs Docker Cloud: What are the differences?

Azure Kubernetes Service: Simplify Kubernetes management, deployment, and operations. Fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service on Microsoft Azure; Docker Cloud: A hosted service for Docker container management and deployment. Docker Cloud is the best way to deploy and manage Dockerized applications. Docker Cloud makes it easy for new Docker users to manage and deploy the full spectrum of applications, from single container apps to distributed microservices stacks, to any cloud or on-premises infrastructure.

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

Some of the features offered by Azure Kubernetes Service are:

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

On the other hand, Docker Cloud provides the following key features:

  • Simplify Docker Provisioning
  • Deploy Apps Anywhere
  • Automate Your Developer Workflows

DNT, Firecracker, and MetricAid are some of the popular companies that use Docker Cloud, whereas Azure Kubernetes Service is used by Cuemby, Veris, and Universal Electronics Inc.. Docker Cloud has a broader approval, being mentioned in 21 company stacks & 6 developers stacks; compared to Azure Kubernetes Service, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is Azure Kubernetes Service?

Fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service on Microsoft Azure.

What is Docker Cloud?

Docker Cloud is the best way to deploy and manage Dockerized applications. Docker Cloud makes it easy for new Docker users to manage and deploy the full spectrum of applications, from single container apps to distributed microservices stacks, to any cloud or on-premises infrastructure.
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        What are some alternatives to Azure Kubernetes Service and Docker Cloud?
        Azure Service Fabric
        Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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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        Bringhub uses Docker CloudDocker Cloud

        We decided to leverage Docker Cloud for our public facing APIs. This allows us to cleanly scale our nodes & containers without being vendor locked to a specific PaaS.

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        Dynamictivity uses Docker CloudDocker Cloud

        We use Docker Cloud to manage all of our application deployments in an automated, repeatable and consistent fashion.

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