IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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9 out of 10
May 17, 2021
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What is IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service?

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is a managed Kubernetes offering to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience and built-in security for rapid delivery of applications that users can bind to cloud services related to IBM Watson®, IoT, DevOps and data analytics. As a certified K8s…

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What is IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service?

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is a managed Kubernetes offering to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience and built-in security for rapid delivery of applications that users can bind to cloud services related to IBM Watson®, IoT, DevOps and data analytics. As a certified K8s provider, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides intelligent scheduling, self-healing, horizontal scaling, service discovery and load balancing, automated rollouts and rollbacks, and secret and configuration management. The Kubernetes service also has advanced capabilities around simplified cluster management, container security and isolation policies, the ability for users to design their own cluster, and integrated operational tools for consistency in deployment. Visit the vendor's Docs pages for pricing and support information.

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)50%

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported Countrieshttps://console.bluemix.net/docs/containers/cs_regions.html#regions-and-zones
Supported LanguagesA managed Kubernetes offering to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience and built-in security for rapid delivery of applications that you can bind to cloud services related to IBM Watson®, IoT, DevOps and data analytics. As a certified K8s provider, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides intelligent scheduling, self-healing, horizontal scaling, service discovery and load balancing, automated rollouts and rollbacks, and secret and configuration management. The Kubernetes service also has advanced capabilities around simplified cluster management, container security and isolation policies, the ability to design your own cluster, and integrated operational tools for consistency in deployment. Visit our Docs pages for pricing and support information.

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Google Kubernetes Engine are common alternatives for IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Score 8 out of 10
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The agility of Kubernetes allows it to be deployed quickly with short iterations. Operability makes it work well over time, not just at [the] deployment phase and the application itself is able to expose a health check in order for the infrastructure it is running on to query its state at all times.
Score 9 out of 10
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All of the container management systems we evaluated are popular and each has its unique features and benefits. Kubernetes is the solution we found with containerization, agile development, and continuous delivery which would shorten the time it took to get a project up and running and into our infrastructure.
Score 9 out of 10
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With the scalability, the management, the coordination, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service really empowers the whole IT team and gives the company more time back than we had before. It is a system that has the capability to manage where workloads are being distributed out and [do] all sorts of housekeeping work needed to have a robust infrastructure.
Score 7 out of 10
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Kubernetes was original formed by Google. We had a lot of compute in Google Cloud Platform and used to use their managed Kubernetes service Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and it performed quite well. I think both products are solid, but I lean toward GKE. However, I would opt for using whichever service is in the ecosystem of the other products I use due to the increased integration.
Henry Liu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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I only started using it because of the always free tier and you probably should consider enhancing the always free tier of Kubernetes (such as enabling load balancer or increasing worker node specs) to attract customers just to land on IBM cloud as their intention to play/learn about Kubernetes, consequently customers may start using other services on IBM cloud if not.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Directing administrations, similar to API entryways, constrained you to do everything automatically through config records. I would have favored a GUI for minor design changes. I think the planned maxim was that you could push configs from versional sources, while as yet having a touch of GUI for 'things you'd neglect'. It's a decent thought [...] and perhaps functions admirably when IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is your primary instrument of decision for all things. For a multi-cloud individual, it was only a lopsidedness that additional some dissatisfaction.
Hasnaeen Ferdous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We mainly selected [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service] because IBM fabric blockchain service is mostly compatible with it. To have all the infrastructure in a single cloud to get the best output we selected the [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service].
Zachary Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Routing services, like API gateways, forced you to do everything programmatically through config files. I would have preferred a GUI for minor configuration changes. I think the intended idiom was that you could push configs from versional sources, while still having a bit of GUI for 'things you'd forget'. It's a nice idea, and maybe works well when IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is your main tool of choice for all things. For a multi-cloud person, it was just an asymmetry that added some frustration.
Score 9 out of 10
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I used also Kubernetes on-premise installation. It permits you to install a custom Kubernetes cluster in your physical machines. The advantages are clearly the complete access to the machines via ssh and the possibility of customization. In the cons, the costs are really high for maintaining an entire infrastructure by yourself. For our purposes, in the end, we chose IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, totally managed by IBM.
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