Docker Cloud vs Docker Swarm: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Docker Swarm? Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host. Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
Docker Cloud and Docker Swarm are primarily classified as "Containers as a Service" and "Container" tools respectively.
"Easy to use" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Docker Cloud, while over 44 developers mention "Docker friendly" as the leading cause for choosing Docker Swarm.
Docker Swarm is an open source tool with 5.63K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Swarm's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Docker Swarm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 83 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Docker Cloud, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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