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Kontena vs Rancher: What are the differences?

What is Kontena? Docker Container Orchestration Platform Written in Ruby. Kontena is an open source container orchestration tool that makes it easy to deploy and manage containerized applications on your own servers.

What is Rancher? Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service. 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.

Kontena belongs to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Rancher can be primarily classified under "Container Tools".

Some of the features offered by Kontena are:

  • Automatic Node Discovery
  • Mixed Infrastructure Support
  • Service Abstraction

On the other hand, Rancher provides the following key features:

  • Manage Hosts, Deploy Containers, Monitor Resources
  • User Management & Collaboration
  • Native Docker APIs & Tools

Kontena and Rancher are both open source tools. It seems that Rancher with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.34K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kontena with 1.44K GitHub stars and 117 GitHub forks.

What is Kontena?

Kontena is an open source container orchestration tool that makes it easy to deploy and manage containerized applications on your own servers.

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.
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      What are some alternatives to Kontena and Rancher?
      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
      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.
      Heroku
      Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
      Google App Engine
      Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
      AWS Elastic Beanstalk
      Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
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      Reviews of Kontena and Rancher
      Avatar of gonuts
      Michigan Technological University
      Review ofRancherRancher
      1. Consume too much unnecessary resource by just running rancher agent alone;
      2. Hard to recover from system failure
      3. Bad performance of load balancing (compare to dokcer swarm built-in LB or others).
      How developers use Kontena and Rancher
      Avatar of etlweather
      etlweather uses RancherRancher

      The whole infrastructure is managed through Rancher. It provides a simple interface to all the underlying tools - Docker, HAProxy (automatically configures load balancer from the containers).

      Avatar of sapslaj
      sapslaj uses RancherRancher

      Currently looking to move to Swarm or Kubernetes due to a few issues I have with Rancher.

      Avatar of InsideSales.com
      InsideSales.com uses RancherRancher

      We use Rancher for container orchestration and automated deployment pipelines.

      Avatar of Dave Woolfenden
      Dave Woolfenden uses RancherRancher

      Enterprise-grade Kubernetes Distribution

      Avatar of Shiqiang Yu
      Shiqiang Yu uses RancherRancher

      Pull from CI/CD for live demo

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