Kubernetes vs. Rancher vs. Docker Machine



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Description

What is 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.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Kubernetes?
Why do you like Kubernetes?

Why do developers choose Rancher?
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Why do developers choose Docker Machine?
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Cons

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

How much does Kubernetes cost?
How much does Rancher cost?
Rancher Pricing
How much does Docker Machine cost?

Companies

What companies use Kubernetes?
1028 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
What companies use Rancher?
98 companies on StackShare use Rancher
What companies use Docker Machine?
53 companies on StackShare use Docker Machine

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kubernetes?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Kubernetes
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 are some alternatives to Kubernetes, Rancher, and Docker Machine?

  • 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
  • Portainer - Simple management UI for Docker

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