Deis vs Ninefold: What are the differences?
What is Deis? Open Source PaaS that builds upon Docker and CoreOS to provide a lightweight PaaS with a Heroku-inspired workflow. Deis can deploy any application or service that can run inside a Docker container. In order to be scaled horizontally, applications must follow Heroku's 12-factor methodology and store state in external backing services.
What is Ninefold? High Performance Australian Cloud Servers. Ninefold.com specialises in high performance, self managed, cloud based virtual servers for the Australian market including the Australian Federal Govt.
Deis and Ninefold belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Deis are:
- Deis can deploy any language or framework using a Dockerfile
- If you don't have a Dockerfile, Deis includes Heroku buildpacks for Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java, Clojure, Scala, Play, PHP, Perl, Dart and Go.
- Deis can be deployed on any system that supports CoreOS including your workstation, as well as most public clouds, private clouds and bare metal.
On the other hand, Ninefold provides the following key features:
- Easy to use portal
- Awesome local support
- Production and Development servers
"12-factor methodology" is the top reason why over 15 developers like Deis, while over 4 developers mention "High performance" as the leading cause for choosing Ninefold.
Deis is an open source tool with 6.12K GitHub stars and 863 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Deis's open source repository on GitHub.