Kubernetes vs. IBM Turbonomic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kubernetes
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Kubernetes is an open-source container cluster manager.N/A
Turbonomic
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
IBM Turbonomic hybrid cloud cost optimization software is used by customers to assure application performance while eliminating inefficiencies by dynamically resourcing applications across hybrid and multicloud environments. IBM states that Turbonomic customers report an average 33% reduction in cloud and infrastructure waste without impacting application performance, and return-on-investment of 471% over three years over not using a cloud cost optimization solution. IBM offers aN/A
Pricing
KubernetesIBM Turbonomic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KubernetesTurbonomic
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
KubernetesIBM Turbonomic
Considered Both Products
Kubernetes

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Turbonomic
Chose IBM Turbonomic
Turbonomic, an IBM Company differentiates itself from other products by its trustworthy AI-powered decision-making engine, which continuously analyzes real-time data from the infrastructure and applications to determine the optimal allocation of resources. This dynamic and …
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Score 9.1 out of 10

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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
KubernetesIBM Turbonomic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(15 ratings)
8.4
(131 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(19 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(44 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(36 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
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9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
KubernetesIBM Turbonomic
Likelihood to Recommend
Kubernetes
K8s should be avoided - If your application works well without being converted into microservices-based architecture & fits correctly in a VM, needs less scaling, have a fixed traffic pattern then it is better to keep away from Kubernetes. Otherwise, the operational challenges & technical expertise will add a lot to the OPEX. Also, if you're the one who thinks that containers consume fewer resources as compared to VMs then this is not true. As soon as you convert your application to a microservice-based architecture, a lot of components will add up, shooting your resource consumption even higher than VMs so, please beware. Kubernetes is a good choice - When the application needs quick scaling, is already in microservice-based architecture, has no fixed traffic pattern, most of the employees already have desired skills.
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IBM
This platform has powerful and flexible capabilities to improve resource utilization and keep the IT environment running at high performance levels. It is well suited to keep the entire application stack running optimally, allocating more resources when required to keep applications performing. IBM Turbonomic provides the ability to achieve measurable results, reduce IT expenses and use resources wisely, ensuring that the productivity of the entire IT ecosystem is significantly improved
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Pros
Kubernetes
  • Complex cluster management can be done with simple commands with strong authentication and authorization schemes
  • Exhaustive documentation and open community smoothens the learning process
  • As a user a few concepts like pod, deployment and service are sufficient to go a long way
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IBM
  • Presentation is nice. Its easy to understand what your looking at and the data that is being presented to you.
  • Properly identify resource utilization and recommendations for action on how VMs can be improved and resources can be better utilized.
  • It was also able to tell us the same information and analysis for cloud resources. I was not expecting that.
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Cons
Kubernetes
  • Local development, Kubernetes does tend to be a bit complicated and unnecessary in environments where all development is done locally.
  • The need for add-ons, Helm is almost required when running Kubernetes. This brings a whole new tool to manage and learn before a developer can really start to use Kubernetes effectively.
  • Finicy configmap schemes. Kubernetes configmaps often have environment breaking hangups. The fail safes surrounding configmaps are sadly lacking.
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IBM
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kubernetes
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IBM
We are certainly happy with Turbonomic as a whole and have invested quite a bit of time and effort into learning the ins and outs of the product. We have our reporting setup the way we want it and have gained definite value from these features. I will say though that many products nowadays are offering more native monitoring, reporting, and alerting features which may eventually steer us away from this product
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Usability
Kubernetes
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IBM
Excellent approach to larger VM organizational management. They have an very clean integrated dashboard that allows us to see everything in our environment and what that is doing in real-time. It works on multiple hyper-visors really well and integrates capacity planning on my local site as well as my cloud locations.
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Reliability and Availability
Kubernetes
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IBM
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
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Performance
Kubernetes
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IBM
It allocates resources among applications by showing more on the cost breakdown by cloud service, with metrics on cloud provider information like Azure Management, Identity, Networking, Storage with costs per day, and total services costs. This then could facilitate and show the corresponding actions thereafter upon scaling.
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Support Rating
Kubernetes
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IBM
When I contact support I get a quick response and they are able to solve my problem quickly. I also get a sense that they want to make sure that we are getting value from the product and walk me through whatever steps are needed to accomplish my goals.
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In-Person Training
Kubernetes
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IBM
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.
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Online Training
Kubernetes
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IBM
After buying VMTurbo Operations Manager, I was invited to an online user training event. I felt this training was effective and dug just deep enough to be informative yet still keep my attention. Additionally, the webinar was free.
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Implementation Rating
Kubernetes
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IBM
The implementation was very simple. Just upload an OVA file and power on the VM. Once it comes up enter some networking information and you can then access the web interface. From there, just begin configuring the system for your environment by adding you license and the various virtual environments and storage through the inventory tab
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Alternatives Considered
Kubernetes
Most of the required features for any orchestration tool or framework, which is provided by Kubernetes. After understanding all modules and features of the K8S, it is the best fit for us as compared with others out there.
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IBM
As the organization had experience of years in using IBM products, we had the confidence that they will provide us with great support. And we needed a reliable solution as a financial institute to ensure continuous operations. Even though the price was very high, we made the correct decision to go ahead with IBM Turbonomic as the feedback from existing users in the region was very positive. We needed a solution which was capable of handling our automation requirements. All these were green in IBM Turbonomic.
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Scalability
Kubernetes
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IBM
easy scalable, adding new clusters in, no big deal.
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Professional Services
Kubernetes
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IBM
Professional services were always there to guide us in our transformation to the cloud. They understood our business model and then were able to provide guidance on what we needed from the tool.
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Return on Investment
Kubernetes
  • Because of microservices, Kubernetes makes it easy to find the cost of each application easily.
  • Like every new technology, initially, it took more resources to educate ourselves but over a period of time, I believe it's going to be worth it.
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IBM
  • Application performance has been a big one. With Turbonomic keeping everything running at top performance, it can make changes when extra resources are need, quicker than somebody being notified and then making the necessary changes.
  • Turbonomic has been a great cost savings for us on multiple occasions. We use it every time we are improving servers.
  • With the planning feature we get the best performance form new hardware purchases
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ScreenShots

Turbonomic Screenshots

Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic Action Center shows the list of optimization actions across the global environment—on-prem and cloud—that should be taken to minimize cost while assuring performance.Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic Application view shows the global environment—across private and public infrastructure—from the context of individual application components, and enables users to optimize one application at a time (when needed) by viewing each app's unique pending actions. The Supply Chain at left shows all of the entities across applications and the interdependencies between them.Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic Cloud Executive Dashboard is one of many out of the box dashboards that allow users to rapidly communicate value to executives. This view shows the cloud cost savings opportunities realized and not yet realized over any time period.Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic Action Center shows the list of optimization actions across the global environment—on-prem and cloud—that should be taken to minimize cost while assuring performance.Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic Cloud view shows the public cloud environment(s) and all of the pending actions required to bring them into a maximally efficient, performant state. The Supply Chain at left shows all of the entities in the public cloud(s) and the interdependencies between them.Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic On-Prem view shows the user's private data center environment(s) and all of the pending actions required to bring them into a maximally efficient, performant state. The Supply Chain at left shows all of the entities in data center(s) and the interdependencies between them.