Dokku vs. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dokku
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Dokku is an extensible, open-source Platform-as -a -Service that runs on a single server of your choice.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
Pricing
DokkuRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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DokkuRed 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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Community Pulse
DokkuRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Top Pros
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Features
DokkuRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Dokku
8.6
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
-
Ratings
Scalability8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform management overhead10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow engine capability7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform access control10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Services-enabled integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment creation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment replication10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue recovery9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
Dokku
-
Ratings
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
8.1
2 Ratings
0% above category average
Security and Isolation00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Container Orchestration00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Cluster Management00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Storage Management00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Resource Allocation and Optimization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Discovery Tools00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
DokkuRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DokkuRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
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.
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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
Open Source
  • 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.
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IBM
  • All the deployment artifacts can be reused with minor changes to run on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud enables users to manage VMs outside cluster using KubeVirt feature
  • The DevOps pipeline, like ArgoCD, was quick and easy to showcase the capability in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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Cons
Open Source
  • 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.
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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
Open Source
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.
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IBM
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
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.
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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
Open Source
  • 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.
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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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