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Docker Machine vs Portainer: What are the differences?

Developers describe Docker Machine as "Machine management for a container-centric world". 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. On the other hand, Portainer is detailed as "Simple management UI for Docker". Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !.

Docker Machine and Portainer can be categorized as "Container" tools.

"Easy docker hosts management" is the primary reason why developers consider Docker Machine over the competitors, whereas "Simple" was stated as the key factor in picking Portainer.

Docker Machine is an open source tool with 5.37K GitHub stars and 1.55K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Machine's open source repository on GitHub.

Leftronic, Docker, and DNT are some of the popular companies that use Docker Machine, whereas Portainer is used by Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands. Docker Machine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 43 company stacks & 46 developers stacks; compared to Portainer, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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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 Portainer?

Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments. Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !
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      What are some alternatives to Docker Machine and Portainer?
      Docker Compose
      With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
      Docker
      The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
      boot2docker
      boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).
      Ansible
      Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
      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.
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      Review ofPortainerPortainer

      Hey Team, As I used portainer and here I think some of functionality must be there like visualiser for monitoring.

      And Here I found a issue when we open the console then does not allow to exit the terminal using exit commands and scroller is not work in terminal...

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      On the road to greatness. A worthy challenger soon to be

      How developers use Docker Machine and Portainer
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      DNT uses Docker MachineDocker Machine

      Crating Docker machines for production and local development.

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      Walter uses Docker MachineDocker Machine

      Management of and deployment to production.

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      Intrafind uses PortainerPortainer

      Gui for Docker including swarm-mode

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