IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Overview

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...
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Excellent service

10 out of 10
January 15, 2023
In my organization, we use IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service to manage and deploy our microservices-based application. It allows us to easily …
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How IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Differs From Its Competitors

IBM Kubernetes Simplified Cluster Management

The GUI, CLI, and API options provided by IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service can simplify cluster management and make it more accessible to users with different levels of expertise. The GUI can be a useful tool for novice users to easily deploy and manage containerized applications, while the CLI and …
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IBM Kubernetes Simplified Cluster Management

In my organization, we have benefited greatly from the cluster management capabilities provided by IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. The GUI option has been particularly useful for novice users, as it has made it much easier for them to manage and deploy applications without needing a deep …
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IBM Kubernetes Service Pre-built Services

In my organization, we have taken advantage of the third-party services provided by IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. The wide range of services available, such as weather data and identity access and management, has allowed us to enrich our application with additional functionality and improve the …
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IBM Kubernetes Service Pre-built Services

We use may other IBM Cloud services such as IBM Cloud Container Registry Service, IBM Cloud Logging & Monitoring Service, IBM Cloud Objec Storage Serivice. All services are easy to use and can be provisioned on demand. Our most use cases require auto provisioning, security and scalability …
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IBM Kubernetes Simplified Cluster Management

My organization has significantly benefited from the use of the CLI and API, not so much the GUI. It has made it easily especially for operations engineers to easily automate tasks via scripting existing CLI and API commands. Our CI/CD team was able of taking advantage of APIs to create build and …
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IBM Kubernetes Service Pre-built Services

Sysdig and LogDNA are the two main third-party services my team utilizes along with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. They are exclusively used for monitoring/diagnostics and logging respectively as current IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service capabilities for these features out of the box don't provide …
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IBM Kubernetes Simplified Cluster Management

Through IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services API functionalities its quite easy and faster on multiple project data migration and also data modeling which helps save a lot of business time and cost effectively. The data security through IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services secure channels is very simple to …
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IBM Kubernetes Service Pre-built Services

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services accessibility to the other party services helps on big data processing and Cloud services Automation for time management and ensuring the data security is effective. The data processing process are also managed securely through the third party services and they help …
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IBM Cloud Portfolio

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The above platforms from IBM community are more easy on first implementation and the setting of their features is also very simple. The data processing functionalities with the above three IBM tools helps save …
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IBM Kubernetes Simplified Cluster Management

We mostly use Kube CLI to interact with Kubernetes. IBM CLI is only used for granting access to the cluster. The GUI is nice to monitor the workload in the cluster. However, since we try to automate monitoring and alerting, we don't use the GUI that often.
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IBM Cloud Portfolio

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By using multiple IBM Cloud products, we managed to focus on our own business applications development, while leaving the infrastructure and operations work to the cloud.
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IBM Cloud Support Resource Usage

Central Documentation and Learning Hub IBM Cloud Docs Ability to check uptime status for IBM Cloud products IBM Cloud product demos and tutorial videos
Yes, I was interested in learning more about how to use the IBM Cloud Kubernetes to deploy my machine learning application and the documentation …
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IBM Cloud Portfolio

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Using multiple products within the same cloud ecosystem can be highly beneficial. Oftentimes, these products are built off of one another so there is a high level of integration between them. For example, IBM Cloud Kubernetes
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IBM Kubernetes Service Pre-built Services

I can say from past experience that Watson's outsider administrations were noteworthy out-of-box, and better [than] other cloud-local 'man-made intelligence' administrations. The advancement of information followed intellectual highlights that I expected to discover, which was an indication of …
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IBM Cloud Portfolio

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We have had the option to quickly investigate the containerization of our variety of cloud similitudes, including IBM blockchain administrations. The impact in …
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IBM Kubernetes Simplified Cluster Management

The CLI and API have been developed rapidly and we find it annoying to change logics in our deploying script all the time. IBM Cloud Kubernetes provides good documentation and it is relatively easy to pick up updates and new APIs as well as digging out which one is deprecated. Overall, we think it …
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Operational features

For a large organisation like us, it is crucial to make sure that the system is up and running without interruptions. We were aware of the fact that IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service could provide great redundancy and SLA by deploying a single zone cluster with multiple workers as well as a multi zone …
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IBM Cloud Portfolio

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Best impact we get were all the components are deployed into same zone cloud so …
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IBM Kubernetes Simplified Cluster Management

We have had a good time learning and modifying cluster services with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. I think it would be easier if we stuck to IBM's purely-native cluster service GUI and metaphors — in fact, I know it would be. In our case, we have a client demand to be multi-cloud, so IBM Cloud …
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IBM Kubernetes Service Pre-built Services

I haven't used Watson third-party services here, yet. I can say from past experience that Watson third-party services were impressive out-of-box, and better that other cloud-native 'AI' services. The enrichment of data followed cognitive features that I expected to find, which was a sign of …
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IBM Cloud Portfolio

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service IBM Cloud Virtual Servers IBM Cloud Object Storage IBM Cloud Certificate Manager IB M Blockchain Platform
We have been able to rapidly explore the containerization of our array of cloud metaphors, including IBM blockchain services. The impression on everyone on the …
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Implementation Insights

  • You can add features easily, growing as you need.
  • Options for dedicated servers or VMs gives us a lot of flexibility from a provisioning standpoint.
  • Quick deployment.
  • Powerful tool!
Yes the implementation is smooth and expected to deploy within the targetted timeframe.
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Implementation Insights

Kubernetes Pod clusters have a tendency to fail when they are first built. In most cases, the built-in Kubernetes functions will help you solve resource problems, such as storage and monitoring. You need to provide durable and reliable cloud storage, while also monitoring any network problems or …
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IBM Cloud Support Resource Usage

IBM Cloud Docs Ability to check uptime status for IBM Cloud products Access to IBM and Developer communities through Stack Overflow or GitHub IBM Cloud product demos and tutorial videos
Have these resources has enabled me to locate more quickly how to operate correctly for program deployment.
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Popular Features

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  • Container Orchestration (8)
    8.4
    84%
  • Cluster Management (8)
    7.6
    76%
  • Security and Isolation (8)
    7.4
    74%
  • Storage Management (8)
    7.4
    74%

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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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Features

Container Management

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Product Details

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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Reviewers rate Container Orchestration highest, with a score of 8.4.

The most common users of IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).

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%
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
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  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
The advantages of having IBM Cloud virtual servers in conjunction with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is that the latency and speed is wonderful, they all work at peak performance and there are few drops
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
It can allow for seamless integration and data sharing between different products, which can improve efficiency and productivity. It can also provide a consistent user experience across different products, which can make it easier for users to work with different products and reduce training costs. Additionally, it can provide a single point of support for all products, which can help to reduce the complexity of managing different products and vendors.
January 15, 2023

Excellent service

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Container Registry
It allows us to store, manage, and access container images in a secure and scalable way. It can be used in conjunction to easily deploy containerized applications.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Container Registry
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
We use IBM Cloud CR and COS services extensively in our microservices. Our requirements are mostly around auto-scalability and security. All IBM Cloud CR images are scanned and then made available.

IBM COS service also has various subscription plans and hot/cold storage options. Both enable our business solution to integrate seamlessly. IBM COS scales to millions or requests (GET/PUT calls). It has SDK as well as REST integration options that are very suitable for us to automate and operate as well.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Activity Tracker
Activity Tracker is another third-party service my team utilizes along with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. It is exclusively used for tracking key events within our service operations such as CRUD operations for resources or resource state transitions and has been crucial in tracing main customer actions as they interact with our product.
Mike Chegge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
  • IBM Cloud Mass Storage Servers
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
The above platforms from IBM community are more easy on first implementation and the setting of their features is also very simple. The data processing functionalities with the above three IBM tools helps save time and business production through their Cloud performance and to manage big data through the platforms is effective.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Functions
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Cloud Databases
  • IBM Db2 on Cloud
  • IBM Lift
  • IBM Watson IoT
By using multiple IBM Cloud products, we managed to focus on our own business applications development, while leaving the infrastructure and operations work to the cloud.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
  • IBM Cloud Container Registry
  • IBM Cloud Databases
Using multiple products within the same cloud ecosystem can be highly beneficial. Oftentimes, these products are built off of one another so there is a high level of integration between them. For example, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service works well with our databases that are apart of the IBM Cloud Databases collection.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
  • IBM Cloud Foundry
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
  • IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
  • IBM Cloud Container Registry
We have had the option to quickly investigate the containerization of our variety of cloud similitudes, including IBM blockchain administrations. The impact in everybody in the group has been high, if not likewise overwhelming on occasion as a result of the lofty expectation to absorb information to [the] blockchain.
Hasnaeen Ferdous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Foundry
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
  • IBM Cloud Container Registry
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Cloud Databases
  • IB M Blockchain Platform
  • IBM Event Streams (formerly MessageHub)
Best impact we get were all the components are deployed into same zone cloud so connectivity wise it's fast and reliable. Using multiple ibm service make it more easy to manage all the infrastructure in a single place as we are mainly a private blockchain service provider. Our goal is to provide best private blockchain experience to our customers.
Zachary Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Cloud Certificate Manager
  • IB M Blockchain Platform
We have been able to rapidly explore the containerization of our array of cloud metaphors, including IBM blockchain services. The impression on everyone on the team has been very high, if not also daunting at times because of the steep learning curve to blockchain.
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