Open Source OpenShift Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to OpenShift is Kubernetes, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenShift and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to OpenShift are Rancher (Free, Open Source), Nanobox (Paid, Open Source), Cloud Foundry (Free, Open Source) and Cloudify (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    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.

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      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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      Nanobox vs OpenShift opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      richaned Nanobox is a portable micro platform that can be used on any cloud provider.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      seoknucklehead It has many of the same features, but it's a micro-platform that allows dev teams to use their own cloud hosts.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. Open-source PaaS for Java, Ruby, Python and Node.js.
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    5. Cloudify is an orchestration-first, model-driven cloud management platform native to Network function virtualization (NFV), that is open source and based on the TOSCA standard.
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      Cloudify vs OpenShift opinions
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      ilanad It's capable of more complex handling of applications.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    6. Last.Backend - Open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
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    7. Apache's CloudStack is a Project backed by Citrix and designed to be a direct competitor to OpenStack. It is designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
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      CloudStack vs OpenShift opinions
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      CloudStack is about running virtual machines and infrastructure-as-a-service at scale. It is an alternative to OpenStack. OpenShift is a platform-as-a-service that uses Kubernates which is containers-as-a-service. So you can use OpenShift on top of CloudStack just as you can run OpenShift on top of OpenStack. So CloudStack isn't an alternative to OpenShift.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    8. Nebula container orchestrator aims to help devs and ops treat IoT devices just like distributed Dockerized apps. It aim is to act as Docker orchestrator for IoT devices as well as for distributed services that can span thousands of devices worldwide.
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      • Linux
      Synnefo is a complete open source cloud stack written in Python that provides Compute, Network, Image, Volume and Storage services, similar to the ones offered by AWS.
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    9. Porter is a Kubernetes-powered PaaS that runs in your own cloud provider. Porter brings the Heroku experience to Kubernetes without compromising its flexibility. Get started on Porter without the overhead of DevOps and fully customize your infra later when you need to.
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