IBM Cloud Managed Istio vs. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
The IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides the Managed Istio installation add on, designed to provide additonal control over clusters and the microservices they comprise via automatic updates and lifecycle management of control plane components, and integration with platform logging and monitoring tools.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
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IBM Cloud Managed IstioRed 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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Features
IBM Cloud Managed IstioRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.0
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
-
Ratings
Ease of building user interfaces6.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Scalability7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform management overhead7.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow engine capability8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform access control8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Services-enabled integration8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment creation8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment replication8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue recovery8.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes7.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
-
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 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Discovery Tools00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
IBM Cloud Managed IstioRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(5 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
6.4
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Cloud Managed IstioRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
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.
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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
IBM
  • Layers transparently onto existing applications
  • Allows control of access and rules to be developed
  • Creates metrics for usage
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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
IBM
  • Some more functionalities added could improve it better.
  • Better technical user guidance.
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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
IBM
Training and usage support available
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IBM
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
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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
IBM
  • 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.
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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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