IBM Cloud Managed Istio Reviews

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Score 7.8 out of 100

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May 28, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cloud managed istio is simple to use and setup. It removes a lot of the initial complexity from the application and adoption, and is useful for users just getting into the kubernetes environment. It packages a powerful application while hiding a lot of work behind the scenes. It is worth considering for a) smaller companies without a lot of manpower to implement istio themselves, or b) companies starting to get into k8s, who want to see the benefits quickly. Long term, pricing and scale may affect the decision whether to continue to use cloud managed istio, or self managed istio.
  • Simple
  • Easy to setup
  • Quickly get the benefits
  • More tutorials
Well Suited: Small companies trying to grow/scale quickly.

Less Appropriate: Large teams looking to own their infrastructure.
IBM has good track record, but we haven't used their support after getting setup initially. However, the training made available by them during our introductory experience was good, and provided us with a lot of useful background knowledge along with guidance on how to address the specific use cases we were looking for.
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November 19, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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It's used across the organization as a microservices traffic manager.
  • Traffic management
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Still missing functionalities for a full usage as traffic director.
Currently use for traffic management for IOT edge devices and their sensor data flows. IoT generates lots of data and this data needs to processed at the edge devices before sending the processed result to cloud. Hence there is always ingress and egress data traffic in and out of the IoT edge devices which needs traffic management
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IBM Cloud Managed Istio Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Ease of building user interfaces (1)
3.6
Scalability (2)
6.8
Platform management overhead (2)
4.5
Workflow engine capability (2)
6.8
Platform access control (2)
6.8
Services-enabled integration (2)
6.4
Development environment creation (2)
6.4
Development environment replication (2)
6.4
Issue monitoring and notification (2)
6.8
Issue recovery (2)
5.9
Upgrades and platform fixes (2)
5.9

What is IBM Cloud Managed Istio?

Istio is open technology that provides a way for developers to seamlessly connect, manage and secure networks of different microservices — regardless of platform, source or vendor.

Managed Istio is available as part of IBM Cloud™ Kubernetes Service. The service provides seamless installation of Istio, automatic updates and lifecycle management of control plane components, and integration with platform logging and monitoring tools. Add the managed Istio integration to your new or existing clusters for full control of your microservices.

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Video

Checkout this lightboard video with Ram Vennam from IBM Cloud as he explains why you might want to use a service mesh, how the Istio service mesh works, and some core concepts for you to get started quickly.

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Competitors

Istio on GKE, AWS App Mesh, Istio on Alibaba Cloud Container Service

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Technical Details

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What is IBM Cloud Managed Istio?

The IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides the Managed Istio installation add on, designed to provide additonal control over clusters and the microservices they comprise via automatic updates and lifecycle management of control plane components, and integration with platform logging and monitoring tools.

What is IBM Cloud Managed Istio's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 6.8.

Who uses IBM Cloud Managed Istio?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Managed Istio are from Enterprises and the Computer Software industry.