Centurion vs KubeAdvisor: What are the differences?
Developers describe Centurion as "A mass deployment tool for Docker fleets". A deployment tool for Docker, made by New Relic. Takes containers from a Docker registry and runs them on a fleet of hosts with the correct environment variables, host volume mappings, and port mappings. Supports rolling deployments out of the box, and makes it easy to ship applications to Docker servers. New Relic is using it to run their production infrastructure. On the other hand, KubeAdvisor is detailed as "It helps DevOps adopt best practices for Kubernetes". It helps teams adopt best practices to accelerate the adoption of Kubernetes, and optimize their existing stack, with machine learning. It scans K8s to make infrastructure and cloud-native applications reliable, resilient, and observable.
Centurion and KubeAdvisor can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Centurion are:
- Rake application tasks and dependencies
- Talk to a fleet of Docker servers at once
- Does rolling deployment
On the other hand, KubeAdvisor provides the following key features:
- Performance by continuously watching throttled containers/apps and recommending improvements
- Utilization by comparing used resources with the available capacity to reallocate them based on variable workloads
- Cost Optimization by suggesting changes at the VM level to save money in case of cloud infrastructure or identify the best configurations if you are running Kubernetes on-prem
Centurion is an open source tool with 1.72K GitHub stars and 112 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Centurion's open source repository on GitHub.