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Score 8.7 out of 100

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

85%
5 Ratings
8.4

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

84%
65 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

88%
16 Ratings

Usability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

87%
16 Ratings

Availability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

90%
2 Ratings
7.7

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

77%
5 Ratings

Online Training

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

79%
15 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

76%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

10%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

At one instance, there was a fire in our data center and the backup power had some issues because of which the whole DC went down. I believe with AKS and the replication it's easier to handle such a situation. Also, the scenario would have been pretty transparent to the end-users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

After embracing IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, it allowed us to run applications in a cloud provider-agnostic way and made it possible to introduce new products and the infrastructure to scale each autonomous team's idea. Migrating to IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provided the flexibility and speed to deliver new products while significantly reducing the operational overhead.
Adrian Schauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • Highly repeatable process
  • Minimizes the amount of software to install
  • Easily scale resources to meet demand
Anonymous | 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)

  • Need to update cluster manually
  • Policies cannot be updated for existing components
  • if any change in policy every has to create cluster
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

  • Currently, the pricing for the instances is quite high (30% higher than major vendors), so that needs to be worked on.
  • VM spinup times are slower than most major cloud vendors, if GCP only takes 60 seconds on average, IBM Cloud takes more than 10 minutes. This should be faster and could use more improvement
  • While providing a barebones dashboard for Kubernetes is great, I believe having the IKS service to have its own managed dashboard is better than providing the upstream Kube's dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 8.8
Based on 16 answers
We have our application running on a CentOS compartment on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. We have been utilizing the help since IBM Cloud initially dispatched. We liked the adaptability and versatility that IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service give us. Since we are tiny, the Kubernetes administration is just utilized at present inside my venture bunch.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 8.7
Based on 16 answers
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is what we rely on to run our applications without having to worry about the underlying resources. It has a steep learning curve but [its] popularity makes it essential to learn because it is changing the way developers test and run application instances in the cloud[.]
Ryan Corbitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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 2 answers
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 7.7
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)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 7.9
Based on 15 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)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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)

The ability to create new instances (i.e. elastic provisioning) is probably the fastest with Azure Kubernetes Service compared to the alternatives that I have looked at. From a pricing perspective, Microsoft always seems to find a way to be more competitive in this area, and literally every other field they play in.
Scott Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

We mainly selected [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service] because IBM fabric blockchain service is mostly compatible with it. To have all the infrastructure in a single cloud to get the best output we selected the [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service].
Hasnaeen Ferdous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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)

  • Positive impact in moving applications to cloud from the in-hose data center to save cost
  • Sometimes got affected with some bugs on the AKS infrastructure but hasn't caused a big kios as our production footprint in AKS is not yet high
Anonymous | 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

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