Amazon ECR vs Kubernetes

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Decisions about Amazon ECR and Kubernetes
Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 29 upvotes · 4.5M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Pros of Amazon ECR
Pros of Kubernetes
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    Highly secure as policies can be configured to manage p
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    Familiar to AWS users and easy to use
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    No upfront fees or commitments. You pay only for the am
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    Tight integration with Amazon ECS and the Docker CLI, a
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    Leading docker container management solution
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    Simple and powerful
  • 103
    Open source
  • 75
    Backed by google
  • 56
    The right abstractions
  • 24
    Scale services
  • 19
    Replication controller
  • 9
    Permission managment
  • 7
    Simple
  • 7
    Supports autoscaling
  • 6
    Cheap
  • 4
    Self-healing
  • 4
    No cloud platform lock-in
  • 4
    Reliable
  • 3
    Open, powerful, stable
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 3
    Quick cloud setup
  • 3
    Promotes modern/good infrascture practice
  • 2
    Backed by Red Hat
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    Cloud Agnostic
  • 2
    Runs on azure
  • 2
    Custom and extensibility
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    Captain of Container Ship
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    A self healing environment with rich metadata
  • 1
    Golang
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    Easy setup
  • 1
    Everything of CaaS
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    Sfg
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    Expandable
  • 1
    Gke

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Cons of Amazon ECR
Cons of Kubernetes
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    Lack of insight into registry usage
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    Difficult to use with docker client as it requires crea
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    Potentially expensive if the containers being deployed
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    Poor workflow for development
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    Steep learning curve
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    Orchestrates only infrastructure
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    High resource requirements for on-prem clusters
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    Too heavy for simple systems
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    Additional Technology Overhead
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    More moving parts to secure
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    Additional vendor lock-in (Docker)

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What is Amazon ECR?

It is a fully managed container registry that makes it easy to store, manage, share, and deploy your container images and artifacts anywhere. It eliminates the need to operate your own container repositories or worry about scaling the underlying infrastructure.

What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.

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What are some alternatives to Amazon ECR and Kubernetes?
Docker Hub
It is the world's easiest way to create, manage, and deliver your teams' container applications. It is the perfect home for your teams' applications.
Harbor
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
Quay.io
Simply upload your Dockerfile (and any additional files it needs) and we'll build your Dockerfile into an image and push it to your repository.
Google Container Registry
Container Registry is a single place for your team to manage Docker images, perform vulnerability analysis, and decide who can access what with fine-grained access control. Existing CI/CD integrations let you set up fully automated Docker pipelines to get fast feedback.
Amazon Elastic Container Registry Public
It is a fully managed registry that makes it easy for a developer to publicly share container software worldwide for anyone to download. Anyone (with or without an AWS account) can use it to pull container software for use. Amazon ECR Public Gallery is a website that allows anyone to browse and search for public container images, view developer-provided details, and see pull commands. Developers no longer need to use different private and public registries when building and sharing their public container artifacts.
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