BOSH VS kubernetes

Compare BOSH vs kubernetes and see what are their differences.


Cloud Foundry BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services. (by cloudfoundry)


Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management (by kubernetes)
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BOSH kubernetes
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Posts with mentions or reviews of BOSH. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of kubernetes. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-19.
  • Tips for the CKA ?
    1 project | | 19 May 2022
    Some people recommend bookmarking pages for the exam, I did not do it as I felt more comfortable using the search function on the site than having to search through my bookmarks which one I needed, it's up to you.
  • MyBee 13.1.0-RELEASE
    2 projects | | 19 May 2022
    In addition, the distribution includes a large number of profiles for modern operating systems, such as Debian, CentOS, Rocky, Kali, Oracle, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonflyBSD, and NetBSD, ready for immediate use. The network and access are configured using the cloud-init (for *Unix OS) and cloudbase (for Windows) packages. The project also provides tools for creating your own images. One example of a custom image is a Kubernetes cluster, which is also started via an API (Kubernetes support is provided by the K8S-bhyve project).
  • What You Should Know Before Setting Up Your First CI/CD Pipeline
    7 projects | | 18 May 2022
    You want to set up your first automatic deployment pipeline that builds, tests, and deploys code changes to your target cloud environment. You’ve spent days reading docs and blogs to figure out what your automatic deployment pipeline should comprise. But it all seems really overwhelming. They mention various tools like AWS, Azure, GitHub Actions, Ansible, Jenkins, CircleCI, Terraform, and Kubernetes - the list is endless. And you’re not sure which one is necessary for your initial automatic deployment pipeline.
  • How to create Azure Kubernetes Service using Terraform - Part 1
    2 projects | | 18 May 2022
    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a highly available, secure, and fully managed Kubernetes service of Microsoft Azure.
  • BIG change in K8s 1.24 about ServiceAccounts and their Secrets
    1 project | | 18 May 2022
    What the other guy said, but the actual commit in question
  • We reduced 502 errors by caring about PID 1 in Kubernetes
    5 projects | | 18 May 2022
    Generally when you make claims like this, giving proof (eg PR for contributing consul support that was quashed) makes the claim stronger. I looked it up and this seems to be the PR

    Reading through the discussion, it doesn’t look like it was quashed; the project owners had a reasoned debate about the pros/cons of what would happen if such a support was included at the time and its a totally reasonable argument to me.

  • [K8s] How to restart Kubernetes Pods
    1 project | | 18 May 2022
    Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
  • Missing ServiceAccount token
    2 projects | | 17 May 2022
    Starting with Kubernetes 1.24, secrets are no longer automatically generated as part of an effort to shift users to the new short-lived TokenRequest APIs. If you do need a long-lived token, you can create a secret manually.
  • What’s new in Kubernetes 1.19
    1 project | | 17 May 2022
    For more information on the new Kubernetes 1.19, you may refer to the release notes here.
  • AWS Can Be Confusing: Where should I run my crap?
    4 projects | | 15 May 2022
    Kubernetes is an amazing technology allowing for incredible scaling and expandability thanks to its open source nature, but it can be complicated to set up, and especially to maintain in the long run. Amazon EKS works to solve a lot of the complicated parts of running a Kubernetes cluster by delivering a managed control plane, across multiple data centers for high availability and taking care of availability and scaling, as well as automatically detecting and replacing unhealthy control plane nodes. EKS gives you the flexibility of Kubernetes, without necessarily requiring an entire infrastructure team to manage your cluster. It also makes it much easier to integrate and authenticate with other AWS services.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing BOSH and kubernetes you can also consider the following projects:

Apache ZooKeeper - Apache ZooKeeper

Rundeck - Enable Self-Service Operations: Give specific users access to your existing tools, services, and scripts

bosun - Time Series Alerting Framework

Juju - Universal Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) for Kubernetes operators, and operators for traditional Linux and Windows apps, with declarative integration between operators for automated microservice integration.

consul - Consul is a distributed, highly available, and data center aware solution to connect and configure applications across dynamic, distributed infrastructure.

Nomad - Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications. Nomad is easy to operate and scale and has native Consul and Vault integrations.

SaltStack - Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:

Portainer - Making Docker and Kubernetes management easy.

Puppet - Server automation framework and application

kine - Run Kubernetes on MySQL, Postgres, sqlite, dqlite, not etcd.

Packer - Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

Vagrant - Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments.