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Likelihood to Recommend

Nomad

Nomad is well suited for organizations who wish to tackle the problem of cloud computing with as little opinion as possible. Where competing tools like Kubernetes limit the concept of "batteries included," Nomad relies on engineers understanding the missing components and filling them in as necessary. The benefit of Nomad is the ability to build a system out of small pieces with the cost of having more complexity at a system level compared to alternatives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Clearly, the [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] tool is very useful when you have multiple services and each service is connecting with other services through APIs in different networks. To manage this type of complex network, [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] is very useful. It comes with a license that can increase the billing of your project so make sure if your application network mesh, monitoring cannot be managed on your own then you can use it.If your application is not very complex then you have many tools available like Grafana, Prometheus, Sumo Logic, which you can integrate individually with your cluster and implement. In this type of scenario, it is better to not use [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] and it will serve your purpose as well.
Sachin Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Ease of building user interfaces
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
7.8
Scalability
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.2
Platform management overhead
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.2
Workflow engine capability
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Platform access control
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Services-enabled integration
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.2
Development environment creation
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4
Development environment replication
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.6
Issue monitoring and notification
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.8
Issue recovery
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.8
Upgrades and platform fixes
Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.4

Pros

Nomad

  • Nomad is incredibly simple by nature, following the Linux philosophy of doing one thing great. That one thing for Nomad is job scheduling.
  • Nomad is a modern tool, written in Go with a large community and maintained by HashiCorp.
  • Implementation of Nomad is very simple since it is a single binary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • It is cloud managed and very ease to use
  • Implementation is simple and can be easily adopted
  • It lessens the complexity and hence is very good for the new users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nomad

  • Nomad only handles one part of a full platform. Expertise and vision are required in implementing an entire system that is functional enough for an organization to rely on. This includes other tools to handle things like secrets, service discovery, network routing, etc.
  • Nomad is delayed in some modern functionality, like features for service-mesh and open tracing. These features are on the tool's roadmap, but there's currently no native support. These paradigms can be established still, but require more expertise outside of Nomad itself.
  • Nomad is not the leading tool for this space, and as such risks being left behind by tools with much greater support, such as Kubernetes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Pricing needs to be improved
  • Proper documentation required
  • More tutorials and hands on over [IBM Cloud Managed] Istio
  • Need more functions for traffic director
Kusum Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nomad

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

IBM Cloud Managed Istio 6.9
Based on 3 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

Nomad

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

Nomad

Nomad's primary competitor is Kubernetes, specifically its scheduling component. Kubernetes is a much more complete system that will handle more things than job scheduling, including service discovery, secrets management, and service routing. There also exists a much larger community support for Kubernetes vs Nomad. One might say Kubernetes is the safer choice between the two. Kubernetes is the complete "operating system" for cloud computing, but with it includes complexities that are "Kubernetes" specific. The decision really comes down to a mindset of monolith vs components. With Kubernetes, I would argue you choose the entire system as a whole. With Nomad, you design your system piece by piece. There is no wrong answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

The ease of use and the scalability have been major factors in the decision making. We like that there is not a lot of repetitive work that must be done in order to bring in existing concepts and ideas into different work streams that have similar but not the same challenges. This cuts down on design time and also allows for duplication of best practices.
Michael French | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nomad

  • Nomad has allowed our organization to deploy quicker and more frequently with a lower failure rate.
  • Nomad has brought in consistency from an operations perspective.
  • Nomad's performance allows us to scale infinitely while providing functionality that reduces mean time to repair (canary deploys, versioning, rollbacks, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • It reduced the complexity of network mesh (ingress/egress services).
  • One tool with many solutions. No need to integrate monitoring tools or notification tools.
  • It reduced the number of lines of YAML code.
  • It reduced the number of labor hours.
Sachin Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nomad

General

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

Nomad Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$5001
Business$2,0001
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

General

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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nomad
10.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.6

Support Rating

Nomad
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.9

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