Rancher vs Lens: What are the differences?
Developers describe Rancher as "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. On the other hand, Lens is detailed as "Open-source IDE to control your Kubernetes clusters". It is the only IDE you’ll ever need to take control of your Kubernetes clusters. It is a standalone application for MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. It is open source and free.
Rancher and Lens can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Rancher are:
- Manage Hosts, Deploy Containers, Monitor Resources
- User Management & Collaboration
- Native Docker APIs & Tools
On the other hand, Lens provides the following key features:
- Multi Cluster Management
- Multiple Workspaces
- Built-In Prometheus Stats
Rancher and Lens are both open source tools. Rancher with 14K GitHub stars and 1.69K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Lens with 3.32K GitHub stars and 139 GitHub forks.
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