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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, Mac, Windows and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Kubernetes, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Docker Swarm are Rancher, Apache Mesos, Cycle.io and Rancher Desktop.

Docker Swarm alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Operating Systems or Cloud Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Docker Swarm.
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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Self-Hosted
  • Docker

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    Kubernetes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • AppArmor

    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.

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    Rancher

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Rancher is an open source container management platform built for organizations that deploy containers in production. Rancher makes it easy to run Kubernetes everywhere, meet IT requirements, and empower DevOps teams.

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    Apache Mesos

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

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    Cycle.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Cycle is the all-in-one platform built to be the bridge between your infrastructure and your code. Connect your servers, import your containers, and scale.

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    Lexip

    Docker swarm is a manual operating system, while Cycle is a container orchestration platform that abstracts and standardizes all infrastructure so that it can be managed as a single pool of resources.

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    Rancher Desktop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Rancher Desktop is an open-source desktop application for Mac, Windows and Linux. It provides Kubernetes and container management. You can choose the version of Kubernetes you want to run. You can build, push, pull, and run container images.

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    Rancher Desktop vs Docker Swarm opinions
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    Farrukh

    Rancher Desktop is not the Docker Swarm alternative. It is the Kubernetes and Container Management application, not a Container Orchestrition application like Docker Swarm or Kubernetes. It is the alternative to Docker Desktop.

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    Dokku

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash.

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    StackGres

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Kubernetes
    • PostgreSQL

    StackGres is a full-stack PostgreSQL distribution for Kubernetes, packed into an easy deployment unit. With a carefully selected and tuned set of surrounding PostgreSQL components.

    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupStackGres will automatically back up your data periodically.
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    StackGres vs Docker Swarm opinions
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    Farrukh

    It doesn't seem to be an alternative to the Docker Swarm. It is a PostgreSQL distribution for Kubernetes.

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    HashiCorp Nomad

    • 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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    Mesosphere DCOS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux
    • Online

    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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  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableKublr is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Manage all clusters from one single pane of glass, no matter where they reside.
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