As Modern Software application development strategy moved towards Microservices and Container-based applications. Deployment and other Operational activities in Container-based application developments are in demand with Container Orchestration and Management tools. A couple of market-leading Container Orchestration and Management tools are Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Mesos and more. In this article, we will discuss the detailed comparison between Docker Swarm vs Kubernetes vs OpenShift.
Docker Swarm is one of the Containers Clustering and Scheduling tool. With this Docker Swarm, the managing cluster of Docker-based containers become easier. Because Docker Swarm is natively built to manage Docker Containers (Docker Swarm Mode). Then, Clustering is an important aspect of Microservices and Container-based applications. Because, Single container is weak, and it is very difficult to overcome the Failover and Outage.
- Easy to install and setup
- Very lightweight which will run with default Docker
- As it is using Docker API, it is limited in term of the feature.
- Easily breakable compared to other tools
Kubernetes is the tool for container-based application to automating deployment, scale and orchestrate. Then, This tool provides service discovery and load balancing, Storage Orchestration, Automated Rollback, self-healing and Configuration Management services. As of now, Kubernetes tools are widely used in big enterprises.
- Opensource and Big Community to support.
- Ability to run on any operating system
- Easy Organization
- Installation is a little complex
- Dockers native features like Docker Compose are not supported.
Openshift is another popular Container management tool developed by RedHat. The, One of the popular flagship products of OpenShift is OpenShift Container Platform. So, This platform is an on-premises Platform as a Service built with Docker Container and the Kubernetes.
- Best for RedHat and its distributions
- A lot of certified Container Images for various platforms
- A little complex to install and setup
- Cloud version is not available for production-ready
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Docker Swarm vs Kubernetes vs OpenShift
Choosing a Container Orchestration tool totally depends on the requirement. Then, one must learn more about each and every feature and working architecture of container orchestration tools. So, I hope this article will give you the basic knowledge and comparative knowledge of the above tools. So, Stay tuned and subscribe DigitalVarys for more articles and study materials on DevOps, Agile, DevSecOps and App Development.
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