Container Management Software

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Portainer

Portainer is a centralized container management platform for containerized apps and IoT device management. It helps accelerate container adoption and reduce time-to-value on Kubernetes, Docker, and Swarm with a management portal, allowing users to deliver and manage containerized…

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GitLab

GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by aiming to empower development, security, and operations teams to build better software, faster. With GitLab, teams can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously instead of managing disparate tools and scripts.…

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Red Hat OpenShift

OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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Akamai Cloud Computing

Akamai Cloud Computing (formerly Linode) accelerates innovation with scalable and accessible Linux cloud solutions and services. These products, services, and people give developers and enterprises the flexibility and support to build, deploy, secure, and scale applications more…

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Red Hat OpenShift

OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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GitLab

GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by aiming to empower development, security, and operations teams to build better software, faster. With GitLab, teams can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously instead of managing disparate tools and scripts.…

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Portainer

Portainer is a centralized container management platform for containerized apps and IoT device management. It helps accelerate container adoption and reduce time-to-value on Kubernetes, Docker, and Swarm with a management portal, allowing users to deliver and manage containerized…

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is a managed Kubernetes offering, delivering user tools 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 provider, IBM Cloud Kubernetes…

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Mirantis Kubernetes Engine

The Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (formerly Docker Enterprise, acquired by Mirantis in November 2019)aims to let users ship code faster. Mirantis Kubernetes Engine gives users one set of APIs and tools to deploy, manage, and observe secure-by-default, certified, batteries-included Kubernetes…

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Vultr

Vultr is an independent cloud computing platform on a mission to provide businesses and developers around the world with unrivaled ease of use, price-to-performance, and global reach.

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Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open-source container cluster manager.

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SUSE Rancher

Developed by Rancher Labs and now from SUSE, Rancher is open-source software that enables organizations to deploy and manage Kubernetes at scale, on any infrastructure across the data center, cloud, branch offices, and the network edge. Rancher centrally manages Kubernetes clusters…

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Docker

Docker Enterprise was sold to Mirantis in 2019; that product is now sold as Mirantis Kubernetes Engine. But Docker now offers a 2-product suite that includes Docker Desktop, which they present as a fast way to containerize applications on a desktop; and, Docker Hub, a service for…

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IBM Cloud Code Engine

IBM Cloud Code Engine is a fully managed, serverless platform that unifies the deployment of containers and applications including web apps, microservices, event-driven functions, or batch jobs. This serverless compute service aims to remove the burden of building, deploying, and…

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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is a comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters, on IBM Cloud platform. It is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 25 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company.

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Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine supplies containerized application management powered by Kubernetes which includes Google Cloud services including load balancing, automatic scaling and upgrade, and other Google Cloud services.

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Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers.

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Google Cloud Run

Google Cloud Run enables users to build and deploy scalable containerized apps written in any language (including Go, Python, Java, Node.js, .NET, and Ruby) on a fully managed platform. Cloud Run can be paired with other container ecosystem tools, including Google's Cloud Build, Cloud…

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IBM Cloud Managed Istio

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…

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IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is a Kubernetes-based container platform allowing users to build cloud-native applications on their own infrastructure. In addition, it offers common services for self-service deployment, monitoring, logging and security, as well as middleware, data and analytics.…

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Foglight

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.

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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is designed to make deploying and managing containerized applications easy. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. It…

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F5 Distributed Cloud App Stack

A solution to deploy and orchestrate applications on a managed Kubernetes platform with centralized, SaaS-based management of distributed applications with a single pane of glass and rich observability. Simplified by managing deployments as one across on-prem, cloud, and edge locations.…

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Helm

Helm is an open source Kubernetes package manager.

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D2iQ Mesosphere

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…

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CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

CoreOS rkt or Container Linux was a rival to Docker that was acquired by Red Hat, then given to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The project has since been discontinued.

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NGINX Ingress Controller

NGINX Ingress Controller is a traffic management solution for cloud‑native apps in Kubernetes and containerized environments.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What businesses benefit most from container management software?

Container management solutions enable businesses to package code and its dependencies together. Naturally, this means container management solutions are most important for businesses writing a lot of code. Any business developing applications can benefit from container management.

Are there free or open source container management solutions?

There are some free and open source container management solutions, but businesses should be aware they will need the skill to implement these solutions on their own.

What are the key benefits of container management solutions?

The main benefit of container management solutions is that it creates an isolated environment for development with easy access to all dependencies. This is an alternative to a hypervisor based solution.