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Score 8.6 out of 100

SUSE Rancher

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Attribute Ratings

  • Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise) is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • SUSE Rancher is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise)

82%
38 Ratings
8.6

SUSE Rancher

86%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise)

91%
1 Rating
10.0

SUSE Rancher

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise)

80%
2 Ratings
7.3

SUSE Rancher

73%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.8

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise)

78%
6 Ratings
6.8

SUSE Rancher

68%
2 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise)

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

SUSE Rancher

45%
1 Rating

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

  • Managing a Kubernetes cluster in a simple way.
  • Interoperability with different cloud providers.
  • Save time and resources by further simplifying Kubernetes deployments.
  • Intuitive user interface for the end user.
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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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Pricing Details

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise)

Starting Price

$500 per year per node

Editions & Modules

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free$0.001
Basic$500.002

Footnotes

  1. per year
  2. per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

These 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.

SUSE Rancher

Starting Price

$7,594.99 per year up to 500 nodes

Editions & Modules

SUSE Rancher editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Subscription license7,594.991
Standard Subscription11,234.992
Priority Subscription30,514.993
Management Server Priority Subscription41,830.994

Footnotes

  1. per year up to 500 nodes
  2. per year 10 nodes
  3. per year 10 nodes
  4. per year 1 instance

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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 software is straightforward to use and easy enough to get started with. Then complex use cases require a lot of attention not because of SUSE Rancher but because of Kubernetes and cloud native in general.
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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

The documentation is quite complete and there is a very active community that is willing to collaborate and answer questions for those who are just starting out.
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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

  • We can deploy faster.
  • We don't need to create separate virtual servers for each small project.
  • We patch server OSes without worrying that patches will break deployments.
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