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    Docker Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Docker for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is BitNami Application Stacks, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Docker and five of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Docker are Singularity, Crane, Packer and Turbo.net Client.

    Docker is mainly a Virtualization Tool but alternatives to it may also be Operating Systems or Web Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Docker.
    This page was last updated Nov 14, 2021
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    1. BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. BitNami Stacks include an open source application and all of the other software necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP or Ruby.
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      Singularity is a container solution with a focus on building reproducible software stacks and running them most efficiently on existing HPC, scientific, compute farm and even enterprise architectures.
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      Almost everyone thinks Singularity is a great alternative to Docker.
      lgibelli Lightweight, very easy to setup. Moving containers between servers is as easy as copying a file.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    2. Crane is a container image tool that includes building local Docker images; connecting to DockerHub; listing local and remote container images; pushing local images to the DockerHub registry, and importing remote container images into an MLOps platform cluster.
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      Packer is an open source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel.
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      Packer is NOT an alternative to Docker. it is an API abstraction layer for creating repeatable machine images, not for orchestrating containers
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      Packer is a system building and provisioning tool. While it can be used to create a virtual machine, it is not itself virtual machine implementation.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      The Turbo.net Client allows you to package apps and their dependencies into a lightweight, isolated virtual environment called a "container." Containerized apps can be run on any machine that has the appropriate Turbo.
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      JohnDangerbrooks It is the only solution that runs an OS other than Linux.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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