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ContainerShip vs Google Kubernetes Engine: What are the differences?

Developers describe ContainerShip as "Multi-Cloud Docker Hosting Made Simple". ContainerShip is an open source hosting platform that makes it simple to build, scale and manage containerized web infrastructure. It supports applications with persistent data needs, has built in disaster recovery, and lets you move between clouds with a click. On the other hand, Google Kubernetes Engine is detailed as "Deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications on Kubernetes, powered by Google Cloud". Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.

ContainerShip and Google Kubernetes Engine belong to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by ContainerShip are:

  • Orchestration
  • Service Discovery
  • Internal DNS

On the other hand, Google Kubernetes Engine provides the following key features:

  • Docker support - Improve the predictability of your deployments with Docker containers. Containers make it easy to deploy applications across environments.
  • Better ops - Give ops a better system, starting with a managed compute cluster. Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machines and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
  • Declarative management - Use declarative syntax to define your application requirements. Container Engine will actively manage your application, ensuring your containers are running and scheduling additional as needed.

ContainerShip is an open source tool with 239 GitHub stars and 29 GitHub forks. Here's a link to ContainerShip's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is ContainerShip?

ContainerShip is an open source hosting platform that makes it simple to build, scale and manage containerized web infrastructure. It supports applications with persistent data needs, has built in disaster recovery, and lets you move between clouds with a click.

What is Google Kubernetes Engine?

Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
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        What are some alternatives to ContainerShip and Google Kubernetes Engine?
        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.
        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.
        OpenShift
        OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
        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.
        Amazon EKS
        Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.
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        Decisions about ContainerShip and Google Kubernetes Engine
        Russel Werner
        Russel Werner
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        Amazon EC2 Container Service
        Amazon EC2 Container Service
        CircleCI
        CircleCI
        Helm
        Helm
        Slack
        Slack
        Google Kubernetes Engine
        Google Kubernetes Engine
        Amazon EKS
        Amazon EKS
        Kubernetes
        Kubernetes
        Heroku
        Heroku

        We began our hosting journey, as many do, on Heroku because they make it easy to deploy your application and automate some of the routine tasks associated with deployments, etc. However, as our team grew and our product matured, our needs have outgrown Heroku. I will dive into the history and reasons for this in a future blog post.

        We decided to migrate our infrastructure to Kubernetes running on Amazon EKS. Although Google Kubernetes Engine has a slightly more mature Kubernetes offering and is more user-friendly; we decided to go with EKS because we already using other AWS services (including a previous migration from Heroku Postgres to AWS RDS). We are still in the process of moving our main website workloads to EKS, however we have successfully migrate all our staging and testing PR apps to run in a staging cluster. We developed a Slack chatops application (also running in the cluster) which automates all the common tasks of spinning up and managing a production-like cluster for a pull request. This allows our engineering team to iterate quickly and safely test code in a full production environment. Helm plays a central role when deploying our staging apps into the cluster. We use CircleCI to build docker containers for each PR push, which are then published to Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECR). An upgrade-operator process watches the ECR repository for new containers and then uses Helm to rollout updates to the staging environments. All this happens automatically and makes it really easy for developers to get code onto servers quickly. The immutable and isolated nature of our staging environments means that we can do anything we want in that environment and quickly re-create or restore the environment to start over.

        The next step in our journey is to migrate our production workloads to an EKS cluster and build out the CD workflows to get our containers promoted to that cluster after our QA testing is complete in our staging environments.

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        Reviews of ContainerShip and Google Kubernetes Engine
        Review ofGoogle Kubernetes EngineGoogle Kubernetes Engine

        Since it is mostly backed by Kubernetes, GCE looks really promising. I did run into some fuzzy bugs as I did expect with Alpha.

        I recommend giving it a lab-test-try and engage in discussion about Kubernetes.

        How developers use ContainerShip and Google Kubernetes Engine
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        papaver uses Google Kubernetes EngineGoogle Kubernetes Engine

        used this when setting up the kubernetes infrastructure for a client.

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        Japan Digital Design uses Google Kubernetes EngineGoogle Kubernetes Engine

        Our developer experience system is on Google Kubernetes Engine.

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