Docker Swarm vs Portainer: What are the differences?
Docker Swarm: Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host. 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; Portainer: 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 Swarm and Portainer can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
"Docker friendly" is the top reason why over 44 developers like Docker Swarm, while over 29 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Portainer.
Docker Swarm is an open source tool with 5.61K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Swarm's open source repository on GitHub.
Docker, Bugsnag, and Dial Once are some of the popular companies that use Docker Swarm, whereas Portainer is used by Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands. Docker Swarm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 80 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Portainer, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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