Google Kubernetes Engine vs Orchard: What are the differences?
Developers describe Google Kubernetes Engine as "Deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications on Kubernetes, powered by Google Cloud". Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management. On the other hand, Orchard is detailed as "We host your Docker containers". Use Docker to run anything you can think of in 2 seconds flat without having to setup or manage servers.
Google Kubernetes Engine and Orchard can be categorized as "Containers as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by Google Kubernetes Engine are:
- Docker support - Improve the predictability of your deployments with Docker containers. Containers make it easy to deploy applications across environments.
- Better ops - Give ops a better system, starting with a managed compute cluster. Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machines and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
- Declarative management - Use declarative syntax to define your application requirements. Container Engine will actively manage your application, ensuring your containers are running and scheduling additional as needed.
On the other hand, Orchard provides the following key features:
- Run commands
- Run daemons and databases
- 100% custom environment
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