IBM Cloud Managed Istio

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Sachin Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Clearly, the [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] tool is very useful when you have multiple services and each service is connecting with other services through APIs in different networks. To manage this type of complex network, [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] is very useful. It comes with a license that can increase the billing of your project so make sure if your application network mesh, monitoring cannot be managed on your own then you can use it.

If your application is not very complex then you have many tools available like Grafana, Prometheus, Sumo Logic, which you can integrate individually with your cluster and implement. In this type of scenario, it is better to not use [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] and it will serve your purpose as well.
Michael French | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is a perfect application when you have multiple users and or developers and you want to create rules and standards for access and the ability to change access levels. The reporting of usage is good, but adding more granularity into the metrics that have been used to measure are not specific enough. They provide detail but drilling into the detail would be more appropriate i.e. access to the baseline data.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Managed Istio is best for enterprises and [the] computer software industry. It helps to grow quickly and automate backend. Small companies with lots of labor power can defiantly switch to [IBM Cloud Managed] Istio, companies using k8 and want more efficient results can defiantly go ahead with [IBM Cloud Managed] Istio for making a string return of interest.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Managed Istio is best suited for small to mid-scale enterprises especially the startups who have a requirement of cloud managed services from experts in the industry. However, it could be a little less appropriate for the bigger market players who have their own infrastructure and can easily manage on their own and are just looking for some traffic management services.
November 19, 2019

Istio Brief Review

Score 7 out of 10
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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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Platform-as-a-Service (11)
84%
8.4
Ease of building user interfaces (6)
78%
7.8
Scalability (7)
82%
8.2
Platform management overhead (7)
82%
8.2
Workflow engine capability (7)
84%
8.4
Platform access control (7)
84%
8.4
Services-enabled integration (7)
82%
8.2
Development environment creation (7)
84%
8.4
Development environment replication (7)
86%
8.6
Issue monitoring and notification (7)
88%
8.8
Issue recovery (7)
88%
8.8
Upgrades and platform fixes (7)
84%
8.4

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 Pricing

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Issue monitoring and notification and Issue recovery highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses IBM Cloud Managed Istio?

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