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Score 7.5 out of 100

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

D2iQ Mesosphere

80%
2 Ratings
8.4

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

84%
65 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

88%
16 Ratings

Usability

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

87%
16 Ratings

Availability

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

77%
5 Ratings

Online Training

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

79%
15 Ratings

Implementation Rating

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

76%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

D2iQ Mesosphere

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

10%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

D2iQ Mesosphere

Mesosphere is well suited for orchestrating workloads. It supports Docker as a container as well as support others. It is highly suitable for running resilient and auto recovering big data/application containers. Mesosphere has proven time and again to be production ready at a massive scale. It supports native single button/API call scale up and scale down and supports various deployment patterns like Blue-Green and others.
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

D2iQ Mesosphere

  • Deploying mesosphere and friends (e.g. marathon)
  • Deploying applications (e.g. Cassandra, Jenkins, Spark) on to mesosphere
  • Providing value add components such as velocity, and marathon-lb
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

D2iQ Mesosphere

  • Setting up is a bit of a hassle, especially ZooKeeper state management and mesos and marathon quorum.
  • Occasionally, I observed some failures when deploying something onto Marathon. Logging or detailed error reporting can help.
  • Stale containers and inconsistent states resultant of the cluster failure are hard to solve and need a complete system restart to get it back to normal state.
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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

I happen to like mesosphere because it integrates well with a Jenkins based workflow, Deis is a little more Heroku like and it's not clear how to fit that model into a continuous-integration process. Kubernetes has also been criticized for being complicated.
Anonymous | 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

D2iQ Mesosphere

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

D2iQ Mesosphere

  • I see mesosphere as having a positive impact overall on the industry trending Docker and containers in general.
  • Seeing how mesosphere helps and simplifies things for the developer and ops, it is definitely a game changer.
  • Native support of on demand scaling up and down as per the need is one of the best features.
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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