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Nanobox vs OpenShift: What are the differences?

Nanobox: The Ideal Platform for Developers. Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers allowing you to focus on code, not config, by removing the need to deal with environment configuration and dev-ops complexity; OpenShift: Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps. OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

Nanobox and OpenShift can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Nanobox are:

  • Easy to setup
  • Robust dashboard
  • Application monitoring

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

  • Built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java (the standard in today's Enterprise)
  • OpenShift is extensible with a customizable cartridge functionality that allows developers to add any other language they wish. We've seen everything from Clojure to Cobol running on OpenShift.
  • OpenShift supports frameworks ranging from Spring, to Rails, to Play

Nanobox and OpenShift are both open source tools. Nanobox with 1.36K GitHub stars and 73 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than OpenShift with 913 GitHub stars and 561 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Nanobox
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
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    • 98
      Good free plan
    • 62
      Open Source
    • 46
      Easy setup
    • 42
      Nodejs support
    • 41
      Well documented
    • 32
      Custom domains
    • 28
      Mongodb support
    • 27
      Clean and simple architecture
    • 25
      PHP support
    • 21
      Customizable environments
    • 11
      Ability to run CRON jobs
    • 9
      Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
    • 7
      Autoscaling
    • 7
      Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
    • 7
      Easy deployment
    • 6
      PostgreSQL support
    • 5
      Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
    • 4
      Shell access to gears
    • 3
      High Security
    • 3
      Great Support
    • 2
      Its free and offer custom domain usage
    • 2
      Logging & Metrics
    • 2
      Meteor support
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      Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
    • 2
      Golang support
    • 2
      Secure
    • 2
      Because it is easy to manage
    • 1
      No credit card needed
    • 1
      MultiCloud
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      Runs Anywhere - AWS, GCP, Azure
    • 1
      This is the only free one among the three as of today
    • 1
      Great free plan with excellent support
    • 1
      Autoscaling at a good price point
    • 1
      Easy setup and great customer support
    • 1
      Cloud Agnostic

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    Cons of Nanobox
    Cons of Red Hat OpenShift
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        Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
      • 2
        License cost
      • 1
        Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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      What is Nanobox?

      Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers allowing you to focus on code, not config, by removing the need to deal with environment configuration and dev-ops complexity.

      What is Red Hat OpenShift?

      OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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