Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) vs. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is designed to make deploying and managing containerized applications easy. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. It allows development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.N/A
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is a comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters, on IBM Cloud platform. It is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 25 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company.N/A
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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Chose Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Red hat Openshift had a better user interface by far. Amazon EKS's was so basic it was essentially useless. We had to use a separate tool called lens to get basic stuff done. Lens was buggy and didn't work as well though, even for basic functionality like updating a K8s secret.
Chose Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
For our particular use case, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud was very cost-competitive. We already had RHEL, OpenShift, and Ansible skills that translated to the service. From a feature and function perspective, most solutions have a parity but being open source and less chance …
Chose Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
For one of our banking clients, I have explored and played around the Kubernetes platform on IBM Cloud. In the process to deploy the application, I had to create the deployment artifacts, which was quite cumbersome. But then for one of the automotive clients I was asked to …
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Features
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
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Ratings
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
7.9
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Security and Isolation00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Container Orchestration00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Cluster Management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Storage Management00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Resource Allocation and Optimization00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Discovery Tools00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
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.
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IBM
RedHat OpenShift is not only suited for IBM Cloud but can run in ANY cloud. We installed in Azure Cloud, for example. It can also run on Linux servers or a Power 9 machine. It is built for multi-cloud or on-prem environments. IBM support provides such excellent guidance in the installation and configuration that no other product on the market can beat it.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Highly repeatable process
  • Minimizes the amount of software to install
  • Easily scale resources to meet demand
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IBM
  • Multiclick provisioning of resources makes it super easy to manage pods and deployments. We don't have to maintain code for the same
  • In built security features and customizability ensures that organization wide standards are integrated well into the containers
  • Automated backups, scale ups and fail recovery makes sure of minimal down time
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Need to update cluster manually
  • Policies cannot be updated for existing components
  • if any change in policy every has to create cluster
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IBM
  • I wish it had better compatibility with docker file syntax. We had issues when it couldn't build standard docker files
  • Wish it had better documentation
  • Wish they offered fully supported client libraries for the Openshift API rather than dumping it on a 3rd party
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Support Rating
Microsoft
Microsoft support was really good, whenever we raise any ticket they come back to us within a couple of hours.
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IBM
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
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.
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IBM
We evaluated a number of potential solutions and ultimately chose Red Hat OpenShift because it was compatible with our existing technology. Time and costs savings have been realized throughout the company since we implemented Red Hat OpenShift, and the IT department has been freed up to focus on activities that are more valuable.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • 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
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IBM
  • Our customer satisfaction and NPS score has had positive outcomes based on new architecture
  • We are focused on business outcomes vs running the service and maintenance
  • OpenShift on IBM Cloud has had a direct, positive impact on TCO, ROI, and payback period
  • Our staff is more focused on higher-level business activities, i.e. acquiring & customer retention
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