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299 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
81 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Container Management

    7.5

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    75%

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Security and Isolation

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Container Orchestration

    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cluster Management

    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Storage Management

    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Allocation and Optimization

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discovery Tools

    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Update Rollouts and Rollbacks

    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Self-Healing and Recovery

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging

    6.4
    64%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application Servers

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    85%
    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    12 Ratings

    Security management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    17 Ratings

    Administration and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    17 Ratings

    Application server performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    17 Ratings

    Installation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    16 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    12 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Performance
    • IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    84%
    68 Ratings
    7.4

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    74%
    19 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    88%
    16 Ratings
    7.5

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    75%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.7

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    87%
    16 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    91%
    2 Ratings

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    91%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    77%
    5 Ratings
    8.7

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    87%
    5 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    84%
    15 Ratings

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.6

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    76%
    6 Ratings

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    1.0

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    10%
    1 Rating

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    This platform is very reliable orchestration and container management system which has the most effective and profitable Cloud performance and its data management environment is very secure and the migration of various data across platforms is easy. IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services also monitors various project services and it enables me to create valuable and very import real time data reports and the quality management is good.
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    IBM

    I recommend it, and I will consider acquiring it as soon as possible because it has remarkable infrastructure support, in addition to its support that any professional can control it with a minimum knowledge of IT. We have run more than 100 simultaneous applications throughout the company, where 40 percent are only from human resources, and they glide excellently well.
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    Pros

    IBM

    • IBM has a strong focus on serverless and Kubernetes. This shows in the platform. Deploying containers to Kubernetes was very easy.
    • Deploying a Kubernetes cluster through the GUI is very easy and quick. On top of that, IBM Cloud offers a single node cluster for Free.
    • Container Registry is a very good product for managing container images. Integration with Kubernetes was seemless.
    • Portability. To transition from Google Cloud Kubernetes to IBM Cloud Kubernetes took almost no effort. We mostly use the CLI and the standard tools such as kubectl were present.
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    IBM

    • It works out of the box. Its basic functionality is all there and everything works with no adjustments.
    • The functionality is there for fine tuning, to allow applications to be easier to access and quicker with some tweaks, but again, these aren't necessary for basic running.
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    Cons

    IBM

    • Currently, the pricing for the instances is quite high (30% higher than major vendors), so that needs to be worked on.
    • VM spinup times are slower than most major cloud vendors, if GCP only takes 60 seconds on average, IBM Cloud takes more than 10 minutes. This should be faster and could use more improvement
    • While providing a barebones dashboard for Kubernetes is great, I believe having the IKS service to have its own managed dashboard is better than providing the upstream Kube's dashboard.
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    IBM

    • Ease of use in terms of deployment, give simple interface to do simple stuff like Tomcat, JBoss or GlassFish.
    • Takes long time to start the server.
    • The Liferay wars need to be decorated and then deployed. Perhaps we could simplify that.
    • Some of the concepts are good for complexity that WAS can handle but could be simplified and better documented, like concepts of well and profile, context, etc.
    • A Liferay war file created using Liferay Developer studio runs fine in Tomcat, however that may not run in WAS 7.x because it needs to be decorated. I had one war for a Liferay portlet with a simple cron job, and had hard time running to WAS server. It was running on the latest free download done on my friends m/c. Other times I have seen that there are issues running a war file that runs on Tomcat but runs on WAS after lot of customization for WAS.
    • The corporations like this however, the product may need better vibrant community of users where issues can be discussed.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

      Starting Price

      $88.5 per month

      Editions & Modules

      IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Application Server$88.501

      Footnotes

      1. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      We have our application running on a CentOS compartment on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. We have been utilizing the help since IBM Cloud initially dispatched. We liked the adaptability and versatility that IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service give us. Since we are tiny, the Kubernetes administration is just utilized at present inside my venture bunch.
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      IBM

      When you have a 99.9% uptime, what else can you say? It deserves a 10.
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      Usability

      IBM

      We actually haven't had any real problems in our clusters recently and the results we have gotten from adopting IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service have been beyond even our greatest expectations. The community has helped optimize the use of the system and make it relatively simpler to use.
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      IBM

      WebSphere Application Server is used across our organization. Most projects use this for Java products and applications. Being robust and scalable makes it even more usable. We love using WebSphere Application Server due to its configuration management ability made simple and vast across all java related parameters. It is dependent on the features and upgrades and IBM releases some great upgrades to WebSphere Application Server.
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      Reliability and Availability

      IBM

      IBM's cloud is almost infallible.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      IBM

      IBM's cloud has a site in my conuntry (MEXICO) so the network latency was almost 0
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      IBM

      Deploys fairly quick enough and like the roll-out update feature decreasing the downtime and also plays well with other integration tools as well.
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      Support Rating

      IBM

      The self-guided support was solid, and there are plenty of online videos to guide first time users, but I think one area of improvement is a faster way to transfer a large quantity of files from our local machine to the cloud for storage (Aspera)
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      IBM

      IBM was quick to respond when we had an issue with our specific infrastructure. We raised a PMR, which they picked up quickly and updated us about every step of the way. We had an appropriate fix for quite a business critical issue within a fortnight, which was impressive!
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      Online Training

      IBM

      Online training is really an important resource for using these tools. IBM's help center is rich in useful information and tips. Also, external guides and tutorials are available (e.g. on youtube), but I followed only IBM ones and I had no difficulties.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      IBM

      Ease of use. Very intuitive. We have been looking for a product that allows us to orchestrate our docker containers in a way where it allows us to effectively scale our applications to production. It also provides us a way of monitoring all our infrastructure in a very clear concise way.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

      We mainly selected [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service] because IBM fabric blockchain service is mostly compatible with it. To have all the infrastructure in a single cloud to get the best output we selected the [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service].
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      IBM

      Both Apache Tomcat and Hybris have been in use, and we have provided support for both tomcat and IIS-based systems. Companies with a substantial investment in IBM technology will find this application particularly useful. Support and licensing fees might be prohibitive, especially for smaller businesses.
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      Scalability

      IBM

      IBM's CKS does not offers automatic autoscaling nor vertical scaling (automatic). Other services like Google Kubernetes Engine scales up and down very well
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • Very cost effective and horizontally scalable serivces.
      • More predictable than spinning up new virtual servers for expansion (Charged by API).
      • Adaptation of all standards including Docker, MongoDB, Node-RED, allows leveraging of existing and Open Source code more reliably to reduce costs.
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      IBM

      • Websphere Application Server maintain high availability of web applications.
      • It's highly scalable and we can configure the servers in production environment with ease.
      • With very less concerns Websphere Application Server provides full Customer satisfaction.
      • Easy integration with other components and widely used in web deployments and central integrated console for all the application is available.
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