Docker Swarm: Simplify Multiple Deployments
December 20, 2019

Docker Swarm: Simplify Multiple Deployments

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Docker

We use Swarm to deploy internal applications in a managed cluster. These applications are mission-critical and used across all departments in the organization. Swarm solves the problem of scaling and load balancing traffic and resources during peak business hours. It allows fast and simple automated deployment which drastically reduces the time spent on this task by developers.
  • Managing a cluster of micro-services.
  • Redundancy, fault-tolerance, and load balancing.
  • Small community - not a lot of information available outside of the documentation.
  • Logging - centralized logging for all applications is something we wish was available.
  • Our deployment process for multiple micro-services has gone down from roughly 3 hours to 20 minutes with centralized orchestration.
  • Replaced multiple tools for deployment and load balancing with just Swarm.

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Swarm is well suited to deploy in an infrastructure of distributed micro-services and orchestrating them from a central platform. It does this job very well, and if you're looking for this functionality, I highly recommend Swarm. However, if you're simply looking for a load balancing and horizontal scaling, I think there are far better and even simpler tools available more suited to that task.

Docker Support

Decent documentation, but not much available beyond that.