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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    Consul

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Red Hat OpenShift

    79%
    Red Hat OpenShift ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    26 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    23 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    20 Ratings

    Platform access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    24 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    20 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    25 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    24 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    20 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    21 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    22 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Consul, by HashiCorp is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • Red Hat OpenShift is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Consul

    86%
    5 Ratings
    8.2

    Red Hat OpenShift

    82%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Consul

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Red Hat OpenShift

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Consul

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    Red Hat OpenShift

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    Consul

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Red Hat OpenShift

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Consul

    88%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    Red Hat OpenShift

    90%
    9 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Consul

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Red Hat OpenShift

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Consul

    Consul can provide a light-weight, lightning-fast and robust solution for the following:
    • Network mesh
    • Service DNS
    • Global key-value store (values can be complex objects as well)
    • Utility for blue-green deployments
    • Service health checking
    Consul can be used in any or a combination of these scenarios. Regardless if you are a network administrator or a regular software engineer, Consul can add value to your work.
    Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift is one of the best containerization and orchestration tools available today. It has wide support with all the popular programming languages and different development frameworks. It makes management and deployments very simple and easy for the engineers and saves a lot of time.
    Shivani Pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Consul

    • Key-Value database management.
    • Service discovery.
    • Centralized configuration database with native high availability.
    Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Red Hat OpenShift

    • The same as many similar K8 vendor solutions, OpenShift provides a managed Kubernetes environment with advanced facilitative components built-in.
    • It provides the life cycle management/monitoring toolset to help users better visualize and understand both the application and infrastructure environment.
    • Provides the scaling and recovering mechanism to ensure the high resilience of the application.
    • CI/CD pipeline integration following the DevOps concept.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Consul

    • The GUI: The GUI interface for Consul has gotten a lot better over the years. Since Consul is so easy to interact with via API, this isn't a showstopper, but for those that are less command line inclined it's always nice to be able to refer them to an easy to use and understand web interface
    • It's chatty: Consul is extremely chatty. Sometimes it's particularly chatty at 2am with no indication as to why and eats up quite a bit of resources. Just be sure to provision your systems that typically take a heavy load with a little extra for Consul
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Red Hat OpenShift

    • The shift from v2 to v3 was a huge transition, and Red Hat [OpenShift] really failed at making this step easy for users - their documentation at the time was fairly lacking
    • When things go wrong it can be hard to diagnose
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Consul

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.027 per month

    Consul Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Open Source (self-managed)$01
    Cloud (managed Consul)starting at $.0272
    EnterpriseSelf-Managed Custom Deployments
    1. always free
    2. Per Hour
    3. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Red Hat OpenShift

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $42 per month

    Red Hat OpenShift Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Azure On Demand$0.1711
    1-Year Reserved Instance$0.1141
    3-Year Reserved Instance$0.0761
    1. Per Hour
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Consul

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
    Isaac Christoffersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Consul

    Consul 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Consul's API is extremely user friendly. While their web interface isn't quite as "mature", it's still pretty easily navigated for the average person. Together they make a pretty easy to pick up and use tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift 8.2
    Based on 3 answers
    As I said before, the obserability is one of the weakest point of OpenShift and that has a lot to do with usability. The Kibana console is not fully integrated with OpenShift console and you have to switch from tab to tab to use it. Same with Prometheus, Jaeger and Grafan, it's a "simple" integration but if you want to do complex queries or dashboards you have to go to the specific console
    Matias Mospan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Consul

    Consul 8.8
    Based on 4 answers
    I've never used paid support from HashiCorp, but I consider its support a good one, since they provide a lot of free resources for the community and there are good user groups supporting you on several sorts of issues. Also, HashiCorp is known as a company with a strong relationship with the community, that is easily noticed by the events HashiCorp promotes over the world.
    Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift 9.0
    Based on 9 answers
    First of all OpenShift Help Portal is a great place to get assistance in case of any OpenShift platform related technical questions. When it comes to paid support subscription friendly support agents can find the right answer for you in a matter of minutes which is super efficient way of solving any critical issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Consul

    Consul was easier to configure out of the box than Serf and gave us more initial options. Its easy to use tools and support were by far superior to Serf in many ways. Support alone was one of those areas that Serf could take an example from Consul to keep its customers happy.
    Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Red Hat OpenShift

    The other platforms are cloud based, and less relevant when you have to choose an on prem scenario.Red Hat OpenShift encapsulates Kubernetes and provides more, so that you have an all-in-one platform instead of dealing with various separate services.[Red Hat] OpenShift is cloud ready, that is very useful for the day when you'll be ready to switch to the cloud.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Consul

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    It's easy to understand what are being billed and what's included in each type of subscription. Same with the support (Std or Premium) you know exactly what to expect when you need to use it. The "core" unit approach on the subscription made really simple to scale and carry the workloads from one site to another.
    Matias Mospan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Consul

    • It contains a native web UI, which in contrast to its counterparts, is handy, very intuitive and - most importantly - very informative. It leaves no room for doubt about your services "forest" health. So, for that purpose, the learning curve was almost down to non-existent. Our team managed to work seamlessly with Consul being our services API
    • Our management staff had a difficult time understanding what Consul was really all about. For technical staff it is pretty simple to understand the huge value such a tool can pose to our suite of solutions, but once our management staff took the grasp of its valuable handy set of tools, we didn't take long to start using it and keeping track of our Swarm overall health, with was a constant concern for the entire company before.
    • For load balancing purposes, we were relying pretty much on guesses before we decided to use Consul. One would check a certain node overall health and decide if we would need to spring a new instance at AWS or Digital Ocean.
    Claudio Fernando Maciel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Red Hat OpenShift

    • Reduce [the] friction of monitoring environments. This leads to [a] quicker troubleshooting process.
    • Completely remove the need to authenticate each and every time you want to check on a specific environment.
    • Faster deployment workflow increases [the] efficiency of developers when testing in lower environment containers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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