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Likelihood to Recommend

Dokku

If you have your own in-house servers or have a cloud server with the freedom to configure any PaaS that you want, then Dokku is for you. So far, I have never run into a scenario where Dokku was not able to fit my needs, after deploying many different types of applications with varying frameworks, languages, and connected services. If you already have a PaaS available, however, Dokku may not be for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Currently use for traffic management for IOT edge devices and their sensor data flows. IoT generates lots of data and this data needs to processed at the edge devices before sending the processed result to cloud. Hence there is always ingress and egress data traffic in and out of the IoT edge devices which needs traffic management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Dokku
8.6
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.0
Scalability
Dokku
8.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Platform management overhead
Dokku
10.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
4.5
Workflow engine capability
Dokku
7.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Platform access control
Dokku
10.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Services-enabled integration
Dokku
10.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Development environment creation
Dokku
8.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Development environment replication
Dokku
10.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Dokku
7.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Issue recovery
Dokku
9.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
5.9
Upgrades and platform fixes
Dokku
7.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
5.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Dokku
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
3.6

Pros

Dokku

  • Dockerfile deployments are an incredibly simple and straightforward way to spin up applications.
  • The docker-options plugin allows endless direct configuration of options passed to different docker lifecycle stages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Simple
  • Easy to setup
  • Quickly get the benefits
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dokku

  • Dokku might overreach on its assumptions about how you want to host your app, using its own VHOSTS plugin by default. This may be a pro or a con depending on what you want.
  • Proxy port configuration can be somewhat difficult, with Dokku resetting any pre-deployment configuration to "smart" defaults on the first deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Still missing functionalities for a full usage as traffic director.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dokku

Dokku 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Dokku is incredibly well documented and also takes advantage of the documentation and community of Heroku, being essentially the same thing, but in the case that you encounter an actual bug or issue, it can take time for a fix to make it into a new version. Since you manage Dokku yourself, there is no support team to call for help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

IBM Cloud Managed Istio 6.8
Based on 2 answers
IBM has good track record, but we haven't used their support after getting setup initially. However, the training made available by them during our introductory experience was good, and provided us with a lot of useful background knowledge along with guidance on how to address the specific use cases we were looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dokku

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

We did not use IBM professional services to implement istio. Our experience was such that getting it setup quickly did not require assistance. We did however, make use of IBM's training opportunities at kube con 2019, which included a walkthrough setup of istio on IBM Cloud. This provided us with a strong base on which to build.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dokku

Dokku is essentially the same thing as Heroku, except maintained by you on the platform of your choice. If you have any experience using Heroku, then you will feel right at home using Dokku. Dokku is an entirely free to use PaaS, requiring only that you have a platform to deploy it on, making it far more versatile than Heroku in my opinion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

It's a cost effective solution for my organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dokku

  • Since there's no investment besides a little time to set up, the return has been overwhelmingly positive.
  • Deploying a new app is incredibly quick and easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Simplify management and cost of instrumenting our application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dokku

General

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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dokku
9.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
7.3

Support Rating

Dokku
5.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8

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