Google Kubernetes Engine Reviews

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Lukasz Stadnik | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 14, 2020

Good decision with GKE

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GKE provides a seamless installation method across a whole organization. It is a fair starting point with Kubernetes technologies. Managed Kubernetes allows deploying application test pipelines for software companies with a reasonable overall price. Moreover, the number of POP helps setup quite reliable installation in a regional way.
  • Deployment method (single, zonal, regional).
  • Lifecycle management (stable, regular, rapid).
  • Integrated GCE services (loadbalancers).
  • Multi-regional deployment (better reliability).
  • GPU node availability.
  • Integrated market place.
At the moment, the best-managed cluster on the market. Quick deployment with quite specific project requirements. The mesh ingress (istio) allowed the building of a quite complicated upgrade process for applications.
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Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 21, 2020

Goggle Kubernetes delivered from who knows Google Kubernetes

Score 9 out of 10
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Google has made the setup of Google Kubernetes Engine easy in the Google Cloud, it comes somewhere in the middle of Iaas and Paas, the user interface is very intuitive, and you can manage your cluster directly through the web interface. It is an excellent tool with lesser management overhead with servers or Kubernetes installation, etc. At the same time gives you the flexibility to manage the cluster and related settings. You can scale up with a few clicks or set up automated scaling based on traffic and various parameters.
  • Automated orchestration, deployment, and scaling of containers
  • Integrated Logging
  • Persistent storage configuration and options.
  • Routes and external DNS integration
Google Kubernetes Engine increases productivity and helps teams focus on their core product without worrying about where to run it. If your application is very small and simple, a serverless option could be better.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 28, 2019

Easy for those already on the Google Cloud platform

Score 8 out of 10
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Google Kubernetes Engine is being used by our I.T. Department as part of its Cloud Infrastructure. At this time we have decided on Google Kubernetes Engine as our primary tool for Kubernetes and are running test/evaluation workloads with it. The idea is to drive down our cloud infrastructure costs by moving resources off general-purpose cloud environments.
  • Simple setup for new users
  • Easy integration with existing Google Cloud environments
  • Cost effective
  • Not as intuitive as it could be
  • Documentation could be better, especially for people using other Google Cloud tools
  • Not the preferred Kubernetes Engine for many apps
Google Kubernetes Engine is a natural addition for users/organizations already using the Google Cloud Platform. For us, it was a simple addition and was up and running within minutes. Our challenge has been that the public documentation for applications that use Kubernetes is aimed at Amazon Web Services, so it requires extra research and work to get running on Google Kubernetes.
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Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 09, 2019

Future of running production loads

Score 10 out of 10
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Google Kubernetes Engine is used for running our product across different environments in the cloud over a dedicated Kuberenetes cluster that has been configured by us. It's being used by the GCP DevOps specialists and developers who write build scripts as part of each of our projects. GKE has solved us the problem of efficiently running production payloads with consistent runtimes, seamless scaling and reliability, application logs and APM using StackDriver.
  • It's super easy to get started - to creating a cluster to deploying your applications to it
  • Dead simple container orchestration and networking which can all be managed by yaml code
  • Support for docker
  • Auto scaling, upgrades and repairs of nodes in the cluster
  • Built-in application monitoring and logging using StackDriver
  • Automatic service discovery and DNS
  • Kubernetes is built and supported by Google
  • There aren't any but there's a steep learning curve for your team especially if they are new to the Kubernetes world
GKE is well suited for production/preprod loads as it's meant for reliably running services with zero downtime and at scale. GKE is not required for anything other than a production load like staging and development. Also if you want to test your deployment, you can use any k8s cluster because what works on a local k8s cluster works on GKE.
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About Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine supplies containerized application management powered by Kubernetes which includes Google Cloud services including load balancing, automatic scaling and upgrade, and other Google Cloud services.
Categories:  Container Management

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