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Container Management Software

Container Management Software Overview

What is Container Management Software?

Container management is the process of managing the creation, deployment, scaling, availability, and destruction of software containers. Managing these containers can prove to be a challenge. Container management software helps optimize how and where to run containers as well as which systems to put them on.

A container is a standard way to package your application's code and associated dependencies and configurations into a virtual container. They help solve the problem of moving software from one computing environment or operating system (OS) to another. The container serves as a self isolated unit that can run anywhere that supports it. Regardless if the host OS is UNIX or non-UNIX, the container will specify what OS will be used internally by the container.

Container-based virtualization is an alternative to hypervisor-based virtualization. In the more traditional virtualization model, the hypervisor creates and runs multiple instances of an operating system so that multiple operating systems can be run on a single physical machine sharing the hardware resources. This is known as a virtual machine (VM). This VM process is memory and processor intensive.

The container model eliminates hypervisors entirely. Containers contain not just the application, but everything that it needs to run including runtime, system libraries, etc. All the containers share the resources of a single operating system and there is no virtualized hardware. Since the host operating system (or kernel) is shared by all containers, they are more efficient than VMs. It’s possible to host far more containers on a single host than VMs.

There are other advantages of choosing containers over VMs. Containers sharing a single operating system kernel start-up in a few seconds, instead of the minutes required to start-up a virtual machine. Containers are scalable, have a small disk size, and are very easy to share.

Features and Capabilities

  • Application development
  • Container deployment and scaling
  • Automation of application builds, deployment, scaling
  • Container health management
  • Container storage
  • Technical support of multiple languages and frameworks
  • Automated rollouts and roll backs
  • Automatic scaling of services
  • Declarative management
  • Deploy anywhere, including hybrid deployments
  • Shared file systems between containers
  • Version controlled repositories

Pricing Information

The pricing structure for container management software is very complex and is best estimated by contacting the vendor. You can obtain basic open source container management software, but most charge on some variation of per node or instance running per year.

Container Management Products

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is a managed Kubernetes offering to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience and built-in security for rapid delivery of applications that users can bind to cloud services related to IBM Watson®, IoT, DevOps and data analytics. As a certified K8s provi...

18 Ratings

Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.

D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere) still supports the Mesosphere solution, which is designed for operations at a very large scale. It's powered by DC/OS, a production-proven cloud native platform that runs containers and data services on the same infrastructure. D2iQ rebranded to reflect their change an...

6 Ratings

"Springs" are operating system containers where the vendor puts an entire operating system into a Docker-like Linux Container. OS containers make more dynamic use of computing resources, run without the overhead of a hypervisor and allow greater insight into the server itself than traditional vir...

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Spoon is the eponymous application virtualization offering from the small Seattle based company, for isolating apps and running them without installation. Spoon can be deployed on-premise for enterprises (Spoon Server) and extended to provide other features.

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Flockport is container virtualization from the startup (2014) of the same name.

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ContainerShip gives users the simplicity and scalability of a Platform as a Service while running on the user's hosting provider cloud account. Github and Bitbucket integrations allow users to go from signup, to build, to deployment on the provider of their choice in a few simple steps. With buil...

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Draft is an open-source tool originally released by Microsoft that helps developers streamline the processes of developing container-based applications running on Kubernetes clusters.

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The IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides the Managed Istio installation add on, designed to provide additonal control over clusters and the microservices they comprise via automatic updates and lifecycle management of control plane components, and integration with platform logging and monitoring...

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Nutanix Karbon is a container construction and deployment solution, a private cloud, turnkey-curated, enterprise-grade Kubernetes service offering that simplifies the provisioning, operations, and lifecycle management of Kubernetes.

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Platform9 headquartered in Sunnyvale offers a managed openstack or Kubernetes solution.