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Score 9 out of 100

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

OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.4
Ease of building user interfaces
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.6
Scalability
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.8
Platform management overhead
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.0
Workflow engine capability
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.3
Platform access control
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
9.6
Services-enabled integration
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.4
Development environment creation
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.8
Development environment replication
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
7.0
Issue recovery
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
7.4
Upgrades and platform fixes
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
9.2

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

OpenShift

  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
Anonymous | 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

OpenShift

  • I would like to see a public cloud using OpenShift and Docker integration. I am not aware if this is already available now.
  • I would like to see a tool that can help with extracting log files from the remote server like it being available on a Samba shared folder. And other applications that want to scan for keywords in the application log can check if there have been any errors or exceptions thrown by the application.
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenShift

OpenShift 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
Isaac Christoffersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenShift

OpenShift 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to understand. Gives our team freedom to focus on the quality of our coding and not worry too much about build and deployment which honestly can be a headache for some of us. Also, customer support is fast and responsive so we don't have to wait for weeks for issues to get fixed.
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

OpenShift

OpenShift 9.0
Based on 6 answers
First of all OpenShift Help Portal is a great place to get assistance in case of any OpenShift platform related technical questions. When it comes to paid support subscription friendly support agents can find the right answer for you in a matter of minutes which is super efficient way of solving any critical issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

No answers on this topic

OpenShift

EC2 seems really cheap until you realize how many hours there are in a year, so it is expensive for something that runs 24/7. And scaling is a challenge (and even more expensive) to set up for.Bluehost has very reasonable prices, but it feels so cluttered whenever I login to cPanel. Thank goodness they have an SSH option also, but I remember having to send a picture ID or something and pay extra for the privilege
Peter Ivie | 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

OpenShift

  • Cost - OpenShift is extremely inexpensive. I use a free account for Dev and QA. For production, I am planning on using a low cost paid subscription.
  • Time - You can get your application up and running in minutes so if you find that the service is not for you, you don't have much to lose.
Keith D. Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

General

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

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

OpenShift

General

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

OpenShift Editions & Modules

Edition
Azure On Demand$0.1711
1-Year Reserved Instance$0.1141
3-Year Reserved Instance$0.0761
  1. Per Hour
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
9.0
OpenShift
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
10.0

Usability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
OpenShift
5.5

Support Rating

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
9.0
OpenShift
9.0

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