Octant vs DevSpace Cloud: What are the differences?
Developers describe Octant as "A web-based, highly extensible platform for developers to better understand the complexity of Kubernetes clusters". A tool for developers to understand how applications run on a Kubernetes cluster. It aims to be part of the developer's toolkit for gaining insight and approaching complexity found in Kubernetes. On the other hand, DevSpace Cloud is detailed as "Secure Multi-Tenancy and On-Demand Namespace Provisioning for Kubernetes". It lets IT teams create an internal Kubernetes offering that enables their developer teams to create isolated namespaces in shared development clusters. The goal is to allow engineers to get access to Kubernetes in a self-service fashion. It restricts developers to their own namespaces allowing secure cluster sharing while handling all the admistrative overhead such as the management of the kube-context on an engineers machine.
Octant and DevSpace Cloud can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Octant are:
- Resource Viewer
- Summary View
- Port Forward
On the other hand, DevSpace Cloud provides the following key features:
- Strict Namespace Isolation and Secure Multi-Tenancy
- Admin UI for Managing Users & Permissions
- Optimized for Self-Service & Great Developer Experience
Octant is an open source tool with 3.55K GitHub stars and 223 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Octant's open source repository on GitHub.