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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

Turbonomic

Large deployments (on-site and cloud) where resource utilization is hard to account for. VM Turbo can analyze what is happening in your datacenter and recommend or actually implement its suggestions for performance and resource management. It also claims to know about network and disk resources and how to put VMs in the proper resources to gain performance in network and disk. We didn't really try this, but is nice to know it has some ability to be aware of network and disk.If you have your datacenter resources under strict control, VMTurbo may not help all that much. Likewise, if your datacenter is fairly flat with no tiers of storage, compute, or network performance, or if there is simply more demand than can be met, than there is not much that VMTurbo can do. It can't create IO and CPU cycles out of thin air.
Chris Saenz | 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

Turbonomic

  • SQL and Exchange analytics. Looking into these heavy workloads helps resolve performance issues and allows administrators to properly adjust thresholds and CPU/Memory settings to maximize their Virtual platforms.
  • Detailed recommendations. Having the details around what adjustments are needing to be made to a virtual machine is paramount in getting business owners to agree to the change. Without it - IT is merely bogged down in the sand.
Ken Wilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Turbonomic

  • It would be nice if the UI included a break-down of features that are both licensed as well as un-licensed. That way, you could not only see what you have, but what you don't.
  • The right-sizing recommendations are great, but very little info is given about why the recommendation is being made. More info would not only increase understanding, but would also help drive decision-making.
Thomas Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kubernetes

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 17 answers
This product has been a great addition to our tools. Moving forward, I can only see us purchasing additional licenses in order to expand the features we are able to use. In my opinion, the more end-to-end monitoring we have from the users to the backend infrastructure, the better we can ensure the environment is stable and will perform to the level that the business expects
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kubernetes

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 16 answers
I have found the product to be very easy to work with and manage. Upgrades are performed through the web interface. This includes downloading the new file and applying the upgrade to the appliance. Overall, the interface and the various tabs are self explanatory. This was purchased as a replacement for vCenter Operations manager and it proven to have not only more functionality, but is easier to use and manage. The other advantage is that it works with multiple hypervisors as well as storage vendors making it a definite plus over other solutions when you have a heterogeneous environment
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kubernetes

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
Feather, Joshua | 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

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.3
Based on 20 answers
Just this week we had an issue where security permissions we had done wrong were causing problems in VMTurbo Operations Manager. Despite this being our fault the service request was handled very quickly. In addition we are routinely contacted proactively to see if there is anything we need or they could do for us.
Kevin Stay | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Kubernetes

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Alex (from VMTurbo) has worked with the product for years and helped develop the product. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide our support team with details knowledge on how to get our deployment configured correctly as well as help with another VMTurbo POC within another customers environment.
Giles Ogram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kubernetes

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 18 answers
There is value to be had in just doing a "click install" and then just evaluating and following recommendations. However, that is nowhere near the benefit you will get from the very powerful custom reporting if someone is willing to take the time to master this platform that can be somewhat demanding at that level.
Kevin Stay | 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

Turbonomic

We have used vCenter and vFoglight for management and also evaluated Solar Winds and Cloud Physics. Each of those systems had some pros and cons, but overall we found that VMTurbo had the things that we wanted and also things that we didn't even know were possible. We had been using the Foglight tool mostly, and in general, I could configure it to do many of the things that VMTurbo does, but it took quite a bit of time to do it. We don't want to have a person whose only job is to manage the software to manage our virtualization environment and who is the only one who even understands how the thing works. We just found that VMTurbo had the right combination of integration with VMware and visibility into the environment.
Anthony Darling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Kubernetes

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
So far it has met or exceeded our expectations.
Feather, Joshua | 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

Turbonomic

  • Reduced the need to expand our physical server footprint for the past 2 years.
  • Reduced our VMware support renewal due to a reduction in license use - spare hosts have been removed from the cluster.
  • VMs that suppliers had over spec'd are now correctly sized reducing host resource use and in some cases improving performance.
Jonathan Murden | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kubernetes

General

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

Turbonomic

General

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

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