Docker Swarm vs Vagrant: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Vagrant? A tool for building and distributing development environments. Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Docker Swarm and Vagrant are primarily classified as "Container" and "Virtual Machine Management" tools respectively.
"Docker friendly" is the primary reason why developers consider Docker Swarm over the competitors, whereas "Development environments" was stated as the key factor in picking Vagrant.
Docker Swarm and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Docker Swarm with 5.63K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Vagrant has a broader approval, being mentioned in 802 company stacks & 479 developers stacks; compared to Docker Swarm, which is listed in 83 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.
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