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Amazon ECR vs Harbor: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon ECR as "A fully-managed Docker container registry service". Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) makes it easy for developers to store, manage, and deploy Docker container images. It is integrated with Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), simplifying your development to production workflow. On the other hand, Harbor is detailed as "Manage and serve container images in a secure environment (created at VMware)". Harbor is an open source cloud native registry that stores, signs, and scans container images for vulnerabilities Harbor solves common challenges by delivering trust, compliance, performance, and interoperability. It fills a gap for organ.
Amazon ECR and Harbor can be categorized as "Docker Registry" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon ECR are:
- Docker support
- Team collaboration
- Access control
On the other hand, Harbor provides the following key features:
- Multi-tenant content signing and validation
- Image replication between instances
- Extensible API and graphical UI
Harbor is an open source tool with 8.69K GitHub stars and 2.48K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Harbor's open source repository on GitHub.
Pros of Amazon ECR
- Highly secure as policies can be configured to manage p2
- Familiar to AWS users and easy to use1
- No upfront fees or commitments. You pay only for the am1
- Tight integration with Amazon ECS and the Docker CLI, a1
Pros of Harbor
- Good on-premises container registry4
- Container Replication1
- Nice UI1
- Vulnerability Scanner1
- Supports LDAP/Active Directory1
- Supports OIDC1
- Support multiple authentication methods1
- Perfect for Teams and Organizations1
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Cons of Amazon ECR
- Difficult to use with docker client as it requires crea1
- Lack of insight into registry usage1
- Potentially expensive if the containers being deployed1