Amazon EC2 Container Service vs Docker Cloud: What are the differences?
Amazon EC2 Container Service: Container management service that supports Docker containers. Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles; Docker Cloud: A hosted service for Docker container management and deployment. Docker Cloud is the best way to deploy and manage Dockerized applications. Docker Cloud makes it easy for new Docker users to manage and deploy the full spectrum of applications, from single container apps to distributed microservices stacks, to any cloud or on-premises infrastructure.
Amazon EC2 Container Service and Docker Cloud can be categorized as "Containers as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon EC2 Container Service are:
- Docker Compatibility
- Managed Clusters
- Programmatic Control
On the other hand, Docker Cloud provides the following key features:
- Simplify Docker Provisioning
- Deploy Apps Anywhere
- Automate Your Developer Workflows
"Backed by amazon" is the top reason why over 97 developers like Amazon EC2 Container Service, while over 7 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing Docker Cloud.
According to the StackShare community, Amazon EC2 Container Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 784 company stacks & 374 developers stacks; compared to Docker Cloud, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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