What we like
CLI to deploy any containerized app to any server (VM, bare metal, etc). Works with a single or many servers. Handles rolling deploys with health checks. Includes Traefik to proxy traffic to the container. Supports persistence e.g. for databases and volumes. Much simpler than figuring out k8s.
What we don't like
Logs into servers directly (or via a proxy/gateway) over SSH, which means you still need to deal with connection security. You also need to maintain the server OS, unlike a managed k8s where your focus is the container.
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