Kubernetes vs. Rancher vs. Docker Swarm

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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 Swarm?

Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.

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Why do developers choose Kubernetes?
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    Why do developers choose Rancher?
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    Why do developers choose Docker Swarm?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Kubernetes?
    Downsides of Kubernetes?

    What are the cons of using Rancher?
    Downsides of Rancher?

    What are the cons of using Docker Swarm?
    No Cons submitted yet for Docker Swarm
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    Pricing

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

    Companies

    What companies use Kubernetes?
    670 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
    What companies use Rancher?
    71 companies on StackShare use Rancher
    What companies use Docker Swarm?
    66 companies on StackShare use Docker Swarm

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kubernetes?
    58 tools on StackShare integrate with Kubernetes
    What tools integrate with Rancher?
    23 tools on StackShare integrate with Rancher
    What tools integrate with Docker Swarm?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Swarm

    What are some alternatives to Kubernetes, Rancher, and Docker Swarm?

    • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
    • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world
    • Helm - The Kubernetes Package Manager
    • Portainer - Simple management UI for Docker

    See all alternatives to Kubernetes

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