Kubernetes vs AWS Copilot: What are the differences?
Kubernetes: Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. 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; AWS Copilot: A tool for developers to build, release and operate production ready containerized applications. It is a tool for developers to develop, release, and operate production-ready containerized applications on Amazon ECS. From getting started, pushing to staging and releasing to production, Copilot can help manage the entire lifecycle of your application development.
Kubernetes and AWS Copilot can be categorized as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Kubernetes are:
- Lightweight, simple and accessible
- Built for a multi-cloud world, public, private or hybrid
- Highly modular, designed so that all of its components are easily swappable
On the other hand, AWS Copilot provides the following key features:
- Organize all your related micro-services in one application
- Set up test and production environments, across regions and accounts
- Set up production-ready, scalable ECS services and infrastructure
Kubernetes is an open source tool with 68.3K GitHub stars and 24.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kubernetes's open source repository on GitHub.
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