Self-managed vs. Managed CaaS

Learn when to use self-managed and managed CaaS.

We’ve explored both managed and self-managed Containers as a Service (CaaS). Examples of the former were Azure Container Instances, AWS ECS with Fargate, and Google Cloud Run. The results were mixed, ranging from useless to amazing. Now, on the other hand, we’ve explored Knative as a potential candidate for running self-managed serverless CaaS workloads. Potentially the most important question left unanswered is whether we should use managed or self-managed CaaS?

For the sake of comparison, let’s assume that all managed CaaS are equally as good, even though that’s not the case, and generalize the discussion into a simple managed vs. self-managed choice.

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