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Advice on Codefresh, Kubernetes, and Portainer

Hello, we have a bunch of local hosts (Linux and Windows) where Docker containers are running with bamboo agents on them. Currently, each container is installed as a system service. Each host is set up manually. I want to improve the system by adding some sort of orchestration software that should install, update and check for consistency in my docker containers. I don't need any clouds, all hosts are local. I'd prefer simple solutions. What orchestration system should I choose?

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Mortie Torabi
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Docker Swarm

If you just want the basic orchestration between a set of defined hosts, go with Docker Swarm. If you want more advanced orchestration + flexibility in terms of resource management and load balancing go with Kubernetes. In both cases, you can make it even more complex while making the whole architecture more understandable and replicable by using Terraform.

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Decisions about Codefresh, Kubernetes, and Portainer
Michael Roberts

We develop rapidly with docker-compose orchestrated services, however, for production - we utilise the very best ideas that Kubernetes has to offer: SCALE! We can scale when needed, setting a maximum and minimum level of nodes for each application layer - scaling only when the load balancer needs it. This allowed us to reduce our devops costs by 40% whilst also maintaining an SLA of 99.87%.

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH | 28 upvotes 路 2.9M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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    Fastest and easiest way to work with Docker
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    Great support/fast builds/awesome ui
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    Great onboarding
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    Freestyle build steps to support custom CI/CD scripting
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    Easy setup
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    Robust feature-preview/qa environments on-demand
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    Firendly API
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    Slack Integration
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    Kubernetes Integration
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    Codefresh Runner for supporting hybrid infra
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    GitOps friendly
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    Leading docker container management solution
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    Simple and powerful
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    Open source
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    Backed by google
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    The right abstractions
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    Scale services
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    Replication controller
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    Permission managment
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    Simple
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    Supports autoscaling
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    Cheap
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    Self-healing
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    Reliable
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    No cloud platform lock-in
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    Open, powerful, stable
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    Scalable
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    Quick cloud setup
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    Promotes modern/good infrascture practice
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    Backed by Red Hat
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    Runs on azure
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    Cloud Agnostic
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    Custom and extensibility
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    Captain of Container Ship
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    A self healing environment with rich metadata
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    Golang
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    Easy setup
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    Everything of CaaS
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    Sfg
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    Expandable
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    Gke
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    Simple
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    Great UI
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    Friendly
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    Easy to setup, gives a practical interface for Docker
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    Fully featured
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    Because it just works, super simple yet powerful
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    A must for Docker DevOps
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    Free and opensource
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    It's simple, fast and the support is great
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    API
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    Template Support

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Cons of Codefresh
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Cons of Portainer
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    Questionable product quality and stability
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    Expensive compared to alternatives
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    Poor workflow for development
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    Steep learning curve
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    Orchestrates only infrastructure
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    High resource requirements for on-prem clusters
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    What is Codefresh?

    Automate and parallelize testing. Codefresh allows teams to spin up on-demand compositions to run unit and integration tests as part of the continuous integration process. Jenkins integration allows more complex pipelines.

    What is 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.

    What is Portainer?

    It is a universal container management tool. It works with Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Swarm and Azure ACI. It allows you to manage containers without needing to know platform-specific code.

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