Mirantis Kubernetes Engine vs. SUSE Rancher

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
The Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (formerly Docker Enterprise, acquired by Mirantis in November 2019)aims to let users ship code faster. Mirantis Kubernetes Engine gives users one set of APIs and tools to deploy, manage, and observe secure-by-default, certified, batteries-included Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure: public cloud, private cloud, or bare metal.
$500
per year per node
SUSE Rancher
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Developed by Rancher Labs and now from SUSE, Rancher is open-source software that enables organizations to deploy and manage Kubernetes at scale, on any infrastructure across the data center, cloud, branch offices, and the network edge. Rancher centrally manages Kubernetes clusters across the organization in order to ensure security and accelerate transformation. Rancher is also available hosted. Hosted Rancher is a fully managed Rancher control plane - presented as the fastest, most cost…
$7,594.99
per year up to 500 nodes
Pricing
Mirantis Kubernetes EngineSUSE Rancher
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
per year
Basic
$500.00
per year
Subscription license
7,594.99
per year up to 500 nodes
Standard Subscription
11,234.99
per year 10 nodes
Priority Subscription
30,514.99
per year 10 nodes
Management Server Priority Subscription
41,830.99
per year 1 instance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Mirantis Kubernetes EngineSUSE Rancher
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThese pricing options are compatible with Linux or Windows Server and are per year, per node. The basic version requires maximum online purchase not to exceed 50 nodes. Support/professional services are not included.
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Community Pulse
Mirantis Kubernetes EngineSUSE Rancher
Top Pros
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Features
Mirantis Kubernetes EngineSUSE Rancher
Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
-
Ratings
SUSE Rancher
8.8
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Security and Isolation00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Container Orchestration00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Cluster Management00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Storage Management00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Resource Allocation and Optimization00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Discovery Tools00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging00 Ratings8.55 Ratings
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Mirantis Kubernetes EngineSUSE Rancher
Small Businesses
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Mirantis Kubernetes EngineSUSE Rancher
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(37 ratings)
9.7
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(3 ratings)
6.8
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Mirantis Kubernetes EngineSUSE Rancher
Likelihood to Recommend
Mirantis
[Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)] is the most advanced tool till now, which works as a VMs
and separates any single application from the dependencies. Also, this tool is
helping me in the agile development of the processes. It is strongly recommended to
almost all major organizations.
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SUSE
SUSE Rancher as a management tool becomes useful on a larger scale. Small deployments not so much. If someone also requires Kubernetes capacity or storage, Rancher is an excellent choice. Also, without Kubernetes' skills, it is unlikely that Rancher deployment is going to be a success. Then again if someone else is managing your Kubernetes capacity, setting up the software's capacity will yield greater control. Rancher is not a very integrated solution similar to others in the market.
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Pros
Mirantis
  • Containers - Docker is the go-to when using Containers, which are super useful if you need an environment that works both for Windows and Linux
  • Efficiency - Docker is very lightweight and doesn't demand too much from your CPU or server
  • CI/CD - Docker is excellent for plumbing into your build pipeline. It integrates nicely, is reliable, and has an easy set up.
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SUSE
  • Public and private cloud infrastructure providers based on K8s CAPI
  • REST API that can be used to integrate company services with Rancher
  • GUI that is easy to learn and use in daily operations
  • Builtin GitOps automation solution based on Fleet project
  • It is fully open source
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Cons
Mirantis
  • Containers are often opaque - if a container doesn't work out of the box, it's messy to fix.
  • Logging is complexified by the multiple containers and logs are often not piped to places you expect them to be.
  • Networking is complexified due to internal port mapping between containers, etc.
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SUSE
  • No possibility to snapshot Projects. You can snapshot and restore the whole Kubernetes cluster, but not a Project or Namespace. For this, you have to use external tools.
  • You cannot detach the Rancher-created Kubernetes clusters from Rancher management.
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Usability
Mirantis
Docker's CLI has a lot of options, and they aren't all intuitive. And there are so many tools in the space (Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, etc) that have their own configuration as well. So while there is a lot to learn, most concepts transfer easily and can be learned once and applied across everything.
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SUSE
The usability and user experience are good in general, although sometimes some errors can cause confusion, especially for those users who are not experts.
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Support Rating
Mirantis
The community support for Docker is fantastic. There is almost always an answer for any issue I might encounter day-to-day, either on Stack Overflow, a helpful blog post, or the community Slack workspace. I've never come across a problem that I was unable to solve via some searching around in the community.
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SUSE
Use cases can be complex hence support as well. Problems have been solvable, but not always easily. It's great that there is support!
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Alternatives Considered
Mirantis
We've used XAMPP, PHPmyAdmin and similar local environments (our app is on PHP). Because of how easy you can change the configuration of libraries on PHP and versions (which is SO painful on XAMPP or other friendly LAMP local servers) we are using Docker right now. Also, being sure that the environment is exactly the same makes things easier for developing.
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SUSE
As we use only AWS EKS Clusters originally we were using the AWS Console and CLI but that is too limited in scope. Also, we were using AWS IAM roles to provide access to users but that was lots of extra work to have them integrated into SSO while on Rancher we have just connected our GitHub login with the Alfresco organization and that uses, in turn, Okta for SSO so provisioning for access is automatic for any developer who has been assigned to GitHub.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Mirantis
No answers on this topic
SUSE
The investment for small environments is quite significant. There has to be a compelling case to enhance the areas where SUSE Rancher brings in value to make such a financial leap. There is also a free version to test the value propositions, which will help support the user's buying decisions. More clusters, more volume, more tasks and more complexity in the environment equals more value that Rancher can provide.
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Return on Investment
Mirantis
  • Docker has made it possible for us to deploy code faster, increasing the productivity of our development teams.
  • Docker has made it possible for us to decentralize our build and release system. This means that teams can deploy on their own schedule and our dev ops team can concentrate on building better tools rather than deploying for the teams
  • Docker has allowed us to virtualize our entire development process and made it much simpler to build out new data centers. This, in turn, is significantly increasing our ROI by providing a path forward for internationalization.
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SUSE
  • Shortens "Time-to-Market" factor for new business applications or implementing new functionalities. From 1 to 50 microservices-based business applications in 6 years.
  • 24/7 availability, generates more money. There are many infrastructure components that are regularly powered-off for maintenance or upgrade, bur we rarely are turning off our downstream Kubernetes clusters where our business applications lives.
  • Single Point of Contact with platform maintenance and development Team, eases implementation of new business applications
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