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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Azure Kubernetes service works well, installs easily, is robust and is constantly updated. It uses a great environment when you're running a bunch of servers handling user traffic. The monitoring is quite nice too. Except for the monitoring tools for the database. Azure Kubernetes service still doesn't support autoscaling of nodes. It takes time to fully set up. But once you get going it’s fine.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

It's well-suited for internal service connectivity inside the IBM cloud. If you are using other IBM products then [IBM Cloud Kubernetes] is very suitable to use. For example using IBM blockchain service [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service] is very helpful. Services that associated with internal IBM cloud components are easy to access and use.
Hasnaeen Ferdous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • To scale the microservices very easily.
  • Easy to set up in CI/CD pipeline.
  • It has a good pricing option as well in Azure. Basic works fine.
  • Accelerates containerized application development for the developers.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

  • IBM has a strong focus on serverless and Kubernetes. This shows in the platform. Deploying containers to Kubernetes was very easy.
  • Deploying a Kubernetes cluster through the GUI is very easy and quick. On top of that, IBM Cloud offers a single node cluster for Free.
  • Container Registry is a very good product for managing container images. Integration with Kubernetes was seemless.
  • Portability. To transition from Google Cloud Kubernetes to IBM Cloud Kubernetes took almost no effort. We mostly use the CLI and the standard tools such as kubectl were present.
John Hanley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • Database services monitoring is weak.
  • It doesn't possess a good monitoring solution.
  • Response times in cloud applications could be faster.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

  • Free Kubernetes Cluster provides 2 vCPUs 4GB RAM . I suggest to increase this quota and duration of free trial so that more PoC and demos can be done on IBM cloud. The more the developer community is comfortable with IBM Cloud Portal interface, the more popular it will become which in turn will bring more business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 8.1
Based on 6 answers
We will renew our licence for sure. Our research is boosted with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. We can develop applications really fast.
Lorenzo Patera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 8.3
Based on 6 answers
Kubernetes is absolutely fantastic. The Kubernetes API is a great tool when it comes to automating a deployment pipeline. Deployments are not only more reliable, but also much faster, because we’re no longer dealing with VMs. Our builds and deployments have become more reliable because it’s easier to test and ship containers.
Jason Tian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 9.1
Based on 2 answers
IBM's cloud is almost infallible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 9.1
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IBM's cloud has a site in my conuntry (MEXICO) so the network latency was almost 0
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft support was really good, whenever we raise any ticket they come back to us within a couple of hours.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 7.6
Based on 5 answers
The self-guided support was solid, and there are plenty of online videos to guide first time users, but I think one area of improvement is a faster way to transfer a large quantity of files from our local machine to the cloud for storage (Aspera)
Andrew Xiao | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 5.6
Based on 5 answers
Online training is really an important resource for using these tools. IBM's help center is rich in useful information and tips. Also, external guides and tutorials are available (e.g. on youtube), but I followed only IBM ones and I had no difficulties.
Lorenzo Patera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 7.6
Based on 6 answers
Ease of use. Very intuitive. We have been looking for a product that allows us to orchestrate our docker containers in a way where it allows us to effectively scale our applications to production. It also provides us a way of monitoring all our infrastructure in a very clear concise way.
Jason Tian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

I say IKS still has a more to work, while it benefits in being an early adopter like GKE, most of these services are easier to work on when it comes to web management, something the IKS lacks and needs to improve since its release because of how well-established the management flow works on these platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 1.0
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IBM's CKS does not offers automatic autoscaling nor vertical scaling (automatic). Other services like Google Kubernetes Engine scales up and down very well
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • Accelerates the development of a developer.
  • To scale the microservices very easily.
  • easy to set up in CI/CD.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

  • Very cost effective and horizontally scalable serivces.
  • More predictable than spinning up new virtual servers for expansion (Charged by API).
  • Adaptation of all standards including Docker, MongoDB, Node-RED, allows leveraging of existing and Open Source code more reliably to reduce costs.
Paul Levy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

General

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

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

* Usage

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