Rancher vs. Docker Machine vs. Flocker

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Description

What is Rancher?

Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

What is Docker Machine?

Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.

What is Flocker?

Flocker is a data volume manager and multi-host Docker cluster management tool. With it you can control your data using the same tools you use for your stateless applications. This means that you can run your databases, queues and key-value stores in Docker and move them around as easily as the rest of your app.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Rancher?
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    What are the cons of using Docker Machine?
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    What are the cons of using Flocker?
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    Pricing

    How much does Rancher cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Rancher?
    71 companies on StackShare use Rancher
    What companies use Docker Machine?
    39 companies on StackShare use Docker Machine
    What companies use Flocker?
    1 companies on StackShare use Flocker

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Rancher?
    23 tools on StackShare integrate with Rancher
    What tools integrate with Docker Machine?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Machine
    What tools integrate with Flocker?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Flocker

    What are some alternatives to Rancher, Docker Machine, and Flocker?

    • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
    • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
    • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
    • Helm - The Kubernetes Package Manager

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