Why We Chose Kubernetes Over ECS

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On our last post, we saw how Docker changed the way we treat our infrastructure and what changes it brought to the domain of service orchestration.
In the following post, we’re going to take a tour of two of the leading Docker orchestration frameworks out there: ECS (Elastic Container Service) by AWS, and Kubernetes, an orchestration framework which began at Google and became open source later.

3 months ago when we, at nanit.com, came to evaluate which Docker orchestration framework to use, we gave ECS the first priority. We were already familiar with AWS services, and since we already had our whole infrastructure there, it was the default choice. After testing the service for a while we had the feeling it was not mature enough and missing some key features we needed (more on that later), so we went to test another orchestration framework: Kubernetes. We were glad to discover that…

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