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Centurion vs Rancher: What are the differences?

What is Centurion? 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.

What is Rancher? Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service. Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

Centurion and Rancher belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.

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, Rancher provides the following key features:

  • Manage Hosts, Deploy Containers, Monitor Resources
  • User Management & Collaboration
  • Native Docker APIs & Tools

Centurion and Rancher are both open source tools. It seems that Rancher with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.34K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Centurion with 1.72K GitHub stars and 111 GitHub forks.

What is Centurion?

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.

What is Rancher?

Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
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      What are some alternatives to Centurion and Rancher?
      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 Compose
      With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
      Docker Swarm
      Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
      Helm
      Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
      Docker Machine
      Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.
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      Reviews of Centurion and Rancher
      Avatar of gonuts
      Michigan Technological University
      Review ofRancherRancher
      1. Consume too much unnecessary resource by just running rancher agent alone;
      2. Hard to recover from system failure
      3. Bad performance of load balancing (compare to dokcer swarm built-in LB or others).
      How developers use Centurion and Rancher
      Avatar of etlweather
      etlweather uses RancherRancher

      The whole infrastructure is managed through Rancher. It provides a simple interface to all the underlying tools - Docker, HAProxy (automatically configures load balancer from the containers).

      Avatar of sapslaj
      sapslaj uses RancherRancher

      Currently looking to move to Swarm or Kubernetes due to a few issues I have with Rancher.

      Avatar of InsideSales.com
      InsideSales.com uses RancherRancher

      We use Rancher for container orchestration and automated deployment pipelines.

      Avatar of Dave Woolfenden
      Dave Woolfenden uses RancherRancher

      Enterprise-grade Kubernetes Distribution

      Avatar of Shiqiang Yu
      Shiqiang Yu uses RancherRancher

      Pull from CI/CD for live demo

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