Docker Swarm Alternatives

    Docker Swarm is described as 'is native clustering for Docker. It allows you create and access to a pool of Docker hosts using the full suite of Docker tools' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Docker Swarm for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Kubernetes, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Docker Swarm are Rancher (Free, Open Source), Nanobox (Paid, Open Source), Apache Mesos (Free, Open Source) and Dokku (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2020

    1. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.
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    2. Rancher is an open source project that provides a complete platform for operating Docker in production. It provides infrastructure services such as multi-host networking, global and local load balancing, and volume snapshots.
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    3. Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers. Taking on the role of DevOps, so you don't have to, Nanobox does all your infrastructure creation, configuration, and management, so you're able to focus on code, not config.

      Discontinued

      A WARNING announced from its website :
      Nanobox is reaching its end of life on March 31, 2021.
      After that time, you will be unable to access the Nanobox service.

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    4. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications.
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    5. Mesosphere DCOS organizes your entire infrastructure as if it was a single computer. It runs all your apps and workloads, from PaaS-based microservices to big data to databases.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      A SaaS platform that makes running containerized applications on cloud infrastructure simple. Deploy your cloud and never worry about being up to date with the latest DevOps superpowers.
    6. Kublr offers enterprise-grade secure, scalable, highly reliable Kubernetes clusters on AWS, Azure, GCP, vSphere, and on-premise. It includes out-of-the-box multi-cluster centralized Kubernetes operations, monitoring, and other enterprise features.
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    7. Automation that travels with the app. Chef Habitat allows any app to be independent of any particular infrastructure environment, like containers or PaaS.
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