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DC/OS vs VMware vSphere: What are the differences?

DC/OS: The Datacenter Operating System. The easiest way to run microservices, big data, and containers in production. Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications; VMware vSphere: Free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware. vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.

DC/OS can be classified as a tool in the "Cluster Management" category, while VMware vSphere is grouped under "Virtualization Platform".

Some of the features offered by DC/OS are:

  • High Resource Utilization
  • Mixed Workload Colocation
  • Container Orchestration

On the other hand, VMware vSphere provides the following key features:

  • Powerful Server Virtualization
  • Network Services
  • Efficient Storage

"Easy to setup a HA cluster" is the top reason why over 4 developers like DC/OS, while over 6 developers mention "Strong host isolation" as the leading cause for choosing VMware vSphere.

DC/OS is an open source tool with 2.16K GitHub stars and 451 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DC/OS's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, VMware vSphere has a broader approval, being mentioned in 55 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to DC/OS, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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What is DC/OS?

Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.

What is VMware vSphere?

vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.
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      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.
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      Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
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      kops
      It helps you create, destroy, upgrade and maintain production-grade, highly available, Kubernetes clusters from the command line. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is currently officially supported, with GCE in beta support , and VMware vSphere in alpha, and other platforms planned.
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      We use VMWare vSphere to allow us to virtualise our environment. This means that we don't have to have as many physical servers to split our infrastructure as we would otherwise. vSphere also enables us to move our virtual machines between different servers as required such as if we need to perform essential maintenance on a host while keeping to our belief of having high availability of all of our services wherever possible.

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      The Independent uses VMware vSphereVMware vSphere

      vSphere provides a central management interface for the entire stack. In addition to application level redundancy, VM level redundancy is offered through HA and DRS.

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      POROWNEO.PL uses VMware vSphereVMware vSphere

      Hypervisor used in a private cloud platform

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      Codeweavers Ltd uses VMware vSphereVMware vSphere

      Hybrid Physical/Virtual Datacentre

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