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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

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

Pros

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.6

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.9

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