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Likelihood to Recommend

CoreOS rkt

CoreOS rkt is well suited for any development environment where operating systems and hardware are not homogeneous. CoreOS rkt allows us to write code on one machine with the confidence that it will work on any other. This has been immensely helpful as our developers are often switching to the latest and greatest machines and operating systems. CoreOS rkt is less suited for environments that are not Software as a Service. There is often no need to bring the entire developer environment and associated dependencies when delivering a one time product. In these environments CoreOS rkt just adds unneeded overhead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

At the moment, the best-managed cluster on the market. Quick deployment with quite specific project requirements. The mesh ingress (istio) allowed the building of a quite complicated upgrade process for applications.
Lukasz Stadnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CoreOS rkt

  • Running a secure container without messing up with low-level details
  • Very clear and straightforward approach to building a container
  • A way to go for new projects thinking of containers
  • Comprehensive and well-written documentation compatible with UNIX keep it simple way of thinking
Ján Sáreník | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • Automated orchestration, deployment, and scaling of containers
  • Integrated Logging
Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoreOS rkt

  • Market share, it's often very difficult to find new talent who use CoreOS rkt.
  • Lack of wow features, CoreOS rkt doesn't necessarily offer any immediate advantages over other container solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • There aren't any but there's a steep learning curve for your team especially if they are new to the Kubernetes world
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoreOS rkt

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Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine 8.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are familiar with the Google Cloud Platform, the Kubernetes Engine is a natural addition. It uses the same easy interface and can be tied into an organization's existing Google Cloud infrastructure. For an organization new to Kubernetes, we were impressed by how easy it is to use and get an application operational.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoreOS rkt

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Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Very good Kubernetes distribution with a reasonable total price. Integration with storage and load balancer for ingress and services speed up every process deployment.
Lukasz Stadnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoreOS rkt

Docker, lxc, Ubuntu Snappy, partisan chroot+unshareReformulating the problem and realizing a container is not necessary when a testing environment with clearly defined behavior.
Ján Sáreník | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine has better upgrades and auto-scale management. Google Kubernetes Engine is also the cheapest option for managed Kubernetes, and Google is the principal contributor to the Kubernetes project.
Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoreOS rkt

  • Developers spend less time configuring and more time coding.
  • Less time training developers as CoreOS rkt lets them use whatever hardware and operating system they want.
  • Reduced our IT costs, solutions are containerized using CoreOS rkt meaning they can write one solution with many developers in mind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • GKE has reduced our costs by automating load balancing, autoscaling and complex networking which is now managed as code
  • There's a time cost to train staff about docker and k8s which can be time consuming
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CoreOS rkt

General

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

Google Kubernetes Engine

General

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

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