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Likelihood to Recommend

Mesos

There's really no reason to ever use Mesos. We switched over to Kubernetes and it's been a breath of fresh air - better CD support, easy CLI for browsing logs, no mysterious dangling redeploys. If you're looking for a tool to manage a fleet of Docker containers on VMs, Kubernetes beats Mesos by a wide margin.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Clearly, the [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] tool is very useful when you have multiple services and each service is connecting with other services through APIs in different networks. To manage this type of complex network, [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] is very useful. It comes with a license that can increase the billing of your project so make sure if your application network mesh, monitoring cannot be managed on your own then you can use it.If your application is not very complex then you have many tools available like Grafana, Prometheus, Sumo Logic, which you can integrate individually with your cluster and implement. In this type of scenario, it is better to not use [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] and it will serve your purpose as well.
Sachin Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Ease of building user interfaces
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
7.8
Scalability
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.2
Platform management overhead
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.2
Workflow engine capability
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Platform access control
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Services-enabled integration
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.2
Development environment creation
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Development environment replication
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.6
Issue monitoring and notification
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.8
Issue recovery
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.8
Upgrades and platform fixes
Mesos
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4

Pros

Mesos

  • Mesos may have many frameworks. If you have Mesos installed on your servers, you may use it for many kinds of tasks. Today we're running only web applications but the idea is to install a different framework for big data soon.
  • There is a good community growing around it.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • It is cloud managed and very ease to use
  • Implementation is simple and can be easily adopted
  • It lessens the complexity and hence is very good for the new users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mesos

  • Unreliable deployments that would fail for no good reason. Sometimes our Docker container would be "restarting" forever because Mesos thought it didn't have enough resources to start the container.
  • Impossibly slow UI. Built in React under the hood with a lot of bloatware backed in, so loading the Mesos UI on a slow internet connection was painful.
  • No real logging solution - it would stream "console.log()" output to the UI, but searching for logs wasn't really possible without downloading a huge file.
  • No built-in support for redeploying containers from a CI. We had to create a service whose whole job was to expose an HTTP endpoint that restarted a container, and then made Circle CI ping the endpoint whenever we wanted to redeploy.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Pricing needs to be improved
  • Proper documentation required
  • More tutorials and hands on over [IBM Cloud Managed] Istio
  • Need more functions for traffic director
Kusum Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Mesos

Mesos 1.0
Based on 2 answers
No real support channel, the Mesos GitHub issues list was the only one we found and it wasn't particularly helpful.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

IBM Cloud Managed Istio 6.9
Based on 3 answers
IBM has good track record, but we haven't used their support after getting setup initially. However, the training made available by them during our introductory experience was good, and provided us with a lot of useful background knowledge along with guidance on how to address the specific use cases we were looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Mesos

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

We did not use IBM professional services to implement istio. Our experience was such that getting it setup quickly did not require assistance. We did however, make use of IBM's training opportunities at kube con 2019, which included a walkthrough setup of istio on IBM Cloud. This provided us with a strong base on which to build.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Mesos

Kubernetes is really great and their community is growing really fast (Google influence). We evaluated it in the beginning and it would fit for our web applications workload. We decided to proceed with Mesos because it has more potential. You may use a different framework for different kinds of tasks on Mesos. There is a Kubernetes framework for Mesos, by the way.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

The ease of use and the scalability have been major factors in the decision making. We like that there is not a lot of repetitive work that must be done in order to bring in existing concepts and ideas into different work streams that have similar but not the same challenges. This cuts down on design time and also allows for duplication of best practices.
Michael French | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Mesos

  • It's optimizing our resources.
  • It's improving our process. This argument is not just for Mesos, but we needed a tool like this to start changing and it works like a charm.
  • It's open source.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • It reduced the complexity of network mesh (ingress/egress services).
  • One tool with many solutions. No need to integrate monitoring tools or notification tools.
  • It reduced the number of lines of YAML code.
  • It reduced the number of labor hours.
Sachin Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Mesos

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mesos
2.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.6

Support Rating

Mesos
1.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.9

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