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Pros of kops
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    • 103
      Easy to use
    • 79
      Open source and totally free
    • 63
      Multi-host docker-compose support
    • 58
      Load balancing and health check included
    • 58
    • 44
      Rolling upgrades, green/blue upgrades feature
    • 42
      Dns and service discovery out-of-the-box
    • 37
      Only requires docker
    • 34
      Multitenant and permission management
    • 29
      Easy to use and feature rich
    • 11
      Cross cloud compatible
    • 11
      Does everything needed for a docker infrastructure
    • 8
      Simple and powerful
    • 8
      Next-gen platform
    • 7
      Very Docker-friendly
    • 6
      Support Kubernetes and Swarm
    • 6
      Application catalogs with stack templates (wizards)
    • 6
      Supports Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes
    • 6
      Rolling and blue/green upgrades deployments
    • 6
      High Availability service: keeps your app up 24/7
    • 5
      Easy to use service catalog
    • 4
      Very intuitive UI
    • 4
      IaaS-vendor independent, supports hybrid/multi-cloud
    • 4
      Awesome support
    • 3
    • 2
      Requires less infrastructure requirements

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    Cons of kops
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      • 10
        Hosting Rancher can be complicated

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      What is kops?

      It helps you create, destroy, upgrade and maintain production-grade, highly available, Kubernetes clusters from the command line. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is currently officially supported, with GCE in beta support , and VMware vSphere in alpha, and other platforms planned.

      What is Rancher?

      Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

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      What are some alternatives to kops and Rancher?
      Amazon EKS
      Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.
      With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
      Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
      It implements a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Its goal is to be the tool for local Kubernetes application development and to support all Kubernetes features that fit.
      Apache Mesos
      Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
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