Docker Swarm

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4.2 out of 5 stars

Docker Swarm is native clustering for Docker. It turns a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual Docker host.

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Docker Swarm review by Vlad V.
Vlad V.
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"Great for light frontends "

What do you like best?

- Creating complex containers using docker files which automate a lot of DevOps manual labour

- Having some preconfigured containers to do fast tests

- The swarm takes away a lot of the work you would need to do for high availability

What do you dislike?

- Kitematic UI is still very limited in functionality

- Containers on Windows are somewhat hit and miss, Linux is strongly recommended

- Swarm interface is mostly command line

- Some network limitations

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for lightweight scalable services that require a lot of concurrent access. Still not as versatile as a full VM software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Swarm for our analytics gathering service. Using swarm allows for quick workload scaling and using less hardware than was needed before.

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Docker Swarm review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Distributed Deployments"

What do you like best?

Easy setup - For a beginner, it is very easy to setup from a scratch

Communicates with other Docker tools easily as Docker natively supports that

The swarm takes away a lot of the work you would need to do for high availability

What do you dislike?

Swarm interface is mostly command line and as an end user there must be a UI

Bounded by the limitations of the Docker API - If the Docker API doesn't support something, then you are pretty much out of luck when it comes to Docker Swarm, because it won't be supported by Swarm either

Recommendations to others considering the product

As i said, they should come up with UI as well like Kubernetes or other container management engines are doing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Swarm for our analytics gathering service. Using swarm allows for quick workload scaling and using less hardware than was needed before

What Container Orchestration solution do you use?

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Docker Swarm review by Administrator
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"The essentials for deploying containers without the hassel"

What do you like best?

Everything comes with the docker base software and setting up a cluster is very easy. You get everything you need to deploy container environments including overlay networks and service discovery.

What do you dislike?

Other solutions come with builtin load balancers and/or better answers for storage and permissions. Running privileged containers (as needed in a CI setup) is a huge pain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be mindful of your requirements. If you require good storage (volume) handling or user management you will need additional software making the setup more complicated. In that case you should look at other options as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rollout of a CI/CD infrastructure with minimal fuss and maintenance.

Docker Swarm review by Mohammad R.
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"Docker Swarm for a distributed architecture"

What do you like best?

Docker has very good documentation and all the commands are very self explanatory. The swarm is simple to use, and very lightweight.

What do you dislike?

I wish they had a way to broadcast a request coming into the swarm to all containers if needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've developed a distributed visualization platform for the scientific visualization community. Docker Swarm has helped us reach a wide audience.

Docker Swarm review by Chris R.
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"Why use Docker Swarm over Kubernetes?"

What do you like best?

I find Docker swarm to be the most pleasant container orchestration technology to work with by far.

It works seamlessly with docker-compose files and is widely supported.

What do you dislike?

Docker swarm does lack some of the power provided by Kubernetes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new to container orchestration, I highly recommend using Docker Swarm before Kubernetes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our transition from monolith to microservices, the choice of container orchestration was a big one. We understood the power of Kubernetes, but chose Docker Swarm because of its friendliness to beginners.

Docker Swarm review by User
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"As a QA I never think that this will be really useful."

What do you like best?

In my specific situation as a Quality Assurance it was really easy to setup local environment for testing.

What do you dislike?

It took me too much time to download everything, but honestly I do not if this is something that devs can fix or if it´s a real problem of docker

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think in my opinion most of the QA should recommend the dev team start using this kind of tool because can make de life easier for QA and for the devs too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can setup my local environment for me truly easy and fast, and that was something that on each project was a pain at least in my personal experience.

Docker Swarm review by Binod S.
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"Docker Swarm Must have"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use. Documentations are very great. Able to setup and run locally.

What do you dislike?

Not any special dislike. Mostly it meet all the requirement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its very easy to use, so please try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using for CI/CD pipeline to automate build/deployment process. it worked really well and saving lot of manual effort.

Docker Swarm review by User in Internet
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"A must to know for QA Team"

What do you like best?

Ability to quickly run docker container locally and test the new feature developed during the sprint. Ideal for testing web application in microservice architecture; it helped me a lot when we could not deploy in QA enviroment.

What do you dislike?

Right now I cannot find any defect for this peace of cake.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to be a serious testing engineer you need to know Docker. I recommend other Engineers to start learning docker containers and then slowing moving to the Docker Swarm.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it's easy. It's a cluster but feel like normal Docker

Docker Swarm review by Zhiyong T.
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"Great extension to Docker"

What do you like best?

Native extension of Docker. No need to use Kubernetes.

What do you dislike?

No auto scaling. Need to manually set number of desired instances.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal business web applications and APIs. Main benefit is good CI and CI.

Docker Swarm review by Muhammad M.
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"One of the easier containerisation solutions I've used"

What do you like best?

The commands for Docker Swarm are fairly intuitive

What do you dislike?

There's not much to dislike about Docker

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to 'containerise', for want of a better term, our workloads

Docker Swarm review by User in Internet
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"Useful tactical logical "

What do you like best?

good for repositories and documenting changes in hub

What do you dislike?

the dashboard is basic for managing program

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

natively managing a cluster of docker engines

Docker Swarm review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Quick, easy management"

What do you like best?

Swarm allows to add containers to our environment quickly, minimizing the work we need to do and making things much easier

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Swarm to help scale applications as required

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