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    Kubernetes Alternatives

    Kubernetes is described as 'open source orchestration system for Docker containers' and is a popular Virtualization Tool in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Kubernetes for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Vagrant, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kubernetes are virt-manager (Free, Open Source), Heroku (Freemium), Rancher (Free Personal, Open Source) and Portainer (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • AppArmor
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      All developers are not equal, some know how to deploy their applications, others don’t. But now it’s over! With Qovery, all developers can deploy their application in the Cloud in just a few seconds.
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    1. 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.
      • 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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    2. Apache ZooKeeper is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source server which enables highly reliable distributed coordination.
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    3. Deis is an open source PaaS that leverages Docker, CoreOS and Heroku Buildpacks to provide a private application platform that is lightweight and flexible.
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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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      It is simple and stable. It has very versatile config.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Porter is an alternative to Heroku that runs in your own cloud (AWS, GCP, DigitalOcean, etc). Get started on Porter without the overhead of DevOps and fully customize your infra later when you need to.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      Highly available, distributed, multi datacenter service discovery system with key/value store and health checking.
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