This topic describes the prerequisites and limits that are used to compare clusters of Container Service for Swarm and clusters of Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK).


An ACK cluster is created. For more information, see Create a dedicated Kubernetes cluster.
  • ACK provides the following types of clusters: the dedicated Kubernetes cluster, the managed Kubernetes cluster, the multi-zone Kubernetes cluster, and the serverless Kubernetes (ASK) cluster (in public preview).
  • In this topic, an application is created in a Swarm and an ACK cluster to compare the features of Swarm and ACK clusters.


In this topic, the features of Swarm and Kubernetes clusters are compared based on the following limits:
  • Both applications are stateless.
  • Application data is stored in databases or volumes.