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Likelihood to Recommend

Kubernetes

  1. Kubernetes is very easy to get started and to set up
  2. It has various deployment options, file systems and service types making it suitable for several use cases besides Machine Learning
  3. Extends the functionality of Docker's rich functionality making it a deadly combination
  4. The rough edges in file system, utilization and resource management should be fixed to be adopted as a standard in a company
  5. Its extremely vast Python library makes it easy to build services on top of kubernetes. However the API is quite complex and documentation is quite poor
Nitin Pasumarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

OpenShift is well suited if you want to use docker and kubernetes but you want to hide the complexity of these two technologies. It gives a developer much more freedom in terms of code deployment, build process and implementation. One of its strengths is scaling and you can easily configure for each application.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Kubernetes

  • Cost-effectiveness, Kubernetes is free and open source.
  • Scalability, Kubernetes works regardless of how many pods it's managing; be it ten or a thousand.
  • Low overhead, Kubernetes adds very little performance cost per developer per machine. The benefits of having a managed system vastly outweigh the minor performance cost.
  • Large market share, Kubernetes is one of the top container orchestration tools used by developers today. This has been immensely helpful when finding new talent who are familiar with Kubernetes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

No answers on this topic

Cons

Kubernetes

  • Speed of error detection - many times, in attempting to fix a problem, I found that kubernetes just had a delay in handling an automated fix. By changing the system, I was playing a cat and mouse game with kubernetes' attempts to auto-fix the error.
  • Sensible logging - many of the logs are difficult to decipher and too verbose to be useful.
  • The learning curve is high - it took many months of working with Google, in which both I and Google Support Engineers learned a lot about how Kubernetes works. The learning curve is not for people looking for quick and easy out of the box.
Adam Eivy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

  • Steep learning curve
  • Lack of a trial version
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kubernetes

Kubernetes 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Documentation for Kubernetes is better than usual, and there are a variety of paid support offerings available from a variety of consultant shops. Explicit examples for specific features are sometimes hard to come by due to the wide array of features available, and the documentation can be overwhelming. Further, without any first-party paid offering, it's sometimes hard to know who to reach out to for support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kubernetes

Docker Swarm is not as advanced as Kubernetes and there are no out of the box solutions for auto scaling and deployment strategies. Docker swarm doesnot have much experience with production deployments at scale. Swarm has a smaller community, and less frequent releases as compared to the very big Kubernetes Community and its rapid releases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

We tested Red Hat OpenShift on premise but we decided to go for a public cloud to reduce our infrastructure and pay for what we use.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kubernetes

  • We switched from Chef, so we got a HUGE amount of ROI by switching our microservices over to Kubernetes 8. A lot less code, a lot easier to test, and immutable images means we have just one build and that artifact goes through all the environments.
  • Automated deploys are SUPER easy with Kubernetes 8. We just have simple scripts listening on a GitHub repo for changes that applies/creates all the Kubernetes 8 pieces we need. Everyone has the power to deploy to any of the clusters through code and code reviews.
  • Shrunk our devops need dramatically, everything just works.
Jake Luby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

  • Improved the release of new versions of applications.
  • Possibility to quickly change the processing capacity.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kubernetes

General

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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

General

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

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