Docker Cloud vs IBM Containers: What are the differences?
Developers describe Docker Cloud as "A hosted service for Docker container management and deployment". Docker Cloud is the best way to deploy and manage Dockerized applications. Docker Cloud makes it easy for new Docker users to manage and deploy the full spectrum of applications, from single container apps to distributed microservices stacks, to any cloud or on-premises infrastructure. On the other hand, IBM Containers is detailed as "Fully managed Kubernetes Offering by IBM". Managed Kubernetes offering to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications all while leveraging Services including Watson, Weather, IoT, etc.
Docker Cloud and IBM Containers can be categorized as "Containers as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by Docker Cloud are:
- Simplify Docker Provisioning
- Deploy Apps Anywhere
- Automate Your Developer Workflows
On the other hand, IBM Containers provides the following key features:
- Managed Kubernetes with simplified cluster management from IBM
- Cluster isolation choice (virtual - shared or dedicated compute and bare metal)
- Vulnerability Advisor introspects every layer in each image for known vulnerabilities and configuration weaknesses, as well as live container scanning
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