IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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7 out of 10
August 18, 2021
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Best Kubernetes Tool in town

9 out of 10
May 17, 2021
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is utilized by our startup to host our application. It allows us to scale up easily our applications and is …
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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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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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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is being used by a department. We run different backend microservices in it to serve our consumers. It is adopted to ease the management of containers in the cloud. Since it's a managed service, we don't need to spend much effort from an operation perspective.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service removed the requirement to make application-specific configurations for each server and enabled engineers to iterate faster, knowing that what is shipped and runs in production is exactly what they built and tested. No more going through many steps of cloning multiple repos, pulling configurations, and installing lots of components locally. It greatly increased the infrastructure and the speed to launch new products and features into the marketplace.
Score 9 out of 10
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We adopted IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service for container orchestration and we migrated our entire infrastructure to Kubernetes, starting with our website applications and concluding with the backend of the operations. IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service unlocked our confidence in being able to deploy quickly, learn, and even at times when we make a mistake, we can roll it back without any issue. After implementing this system we quickly started to realize the benefit of having seamless upgrades and easy rollbacks without any issue and now we can experiment with existing applications and create new services blazingly fast.
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service gives us a uniform API across heterogeneous resources to define our workloads and expand resources outside our infrastructure. It comes with built-in monitoring and logging for all the applications and the workloads that deploy in Kubernetes. Once we began migrating applications to Kubernetes, the result [was] immediate and we are able to ship ideas to production using a single consistent and declarative API.
Lavish Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is being used by our IT department. We have a business application and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service was very helpful when we were migrating the app from being in-house to the cloud. The platform is also very helpful when it comes to scaling the application. Scaling is not only easy but also affordable.
Score 7 out of 10
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We had been using IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for a long time for all of our compute workloads. When we moved to containerized deployments at scale, we looked for an orchestration system that we could use as well. Kubernetes is the gold standard for container orchestration software and we decided to go with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service since we use other IBM Cloud products.
August 18, 2021

Kubernetes review

Score 7 out of 10
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Migrating legacy apps to the native cloud. It provides a simple way to progressively remove code from monolithic ones while providing all cloud benefits like autoscaling or data integrity. IBM Cloud [Kubernetes Service] makes it very easy with great documentation and support.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is being used by our IT department. We have a business applications and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service was very helpful when we were migrating the app from being in-house to the cloud. The platform is also very helpful when it comes to scaling the application. Scaling is not only easy but also affordable.
Score 8 out of 10
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It is been used for a client to build web apps and business applications and also to have resilience, fault tolerance, and auto-scaling services. It is also used for matrices to view logs and monitor service health checks, security, and the consistency of applications. Providing the consultancy to different financial clients who are outsourcing the services and designing the workloads for their applications and operational task.

IBM Kubernetes services are very good in terms of reliability and consistent operation with reducing management. It is easy to distribute the clusters and manage the services easily. IBM services make the task quite easy to do it all in one place.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We give various blockchain programming interface administration answers for our customer for an intermediary casting a ballot application utilized by significant stock exchange organizations in UK and USA. Our blockchain programming interface was facilitated and oversees inside the IBM [Cloud Kubernetes Service]. The [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service] has been utilized all over the office among the organization.
Score 9 out of 10
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We host our application running on a CentOS container on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. We have been using the service since IBM Cloud originally launched. We appreciated the flexibility and scalability that IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provide us. Since we are quite small, the Kubernetes service is only used currently within my project group.
Hasnaeen Ferdous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We provide multiple blockchain api service solution to our client for a proxy voting application used by major stock transfer company in usa. Our blockchain api were hosted and manages inside the IBM [Cloud Kubernetes Service]. The [IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service] has been used by all across the department among the company.
Zachary Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We elected to use IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service because of the excellent support for blockchain (hyperledger). The fact that we could containerized master nodes and move the chain outside of IBM cloud services when that time arrived. As well, the presence and availability of IBM consulting services enabled us to feel confident that we would never the stuck at sea.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service for research purposes. It is used by the whole Cloud services research team. It allows us to scale up easily our applications and to set up autoscale mechanisms when a condition is verified. We use IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service because it is really cost-effective and permits a precise billing based on the used resources.
Score 9 out of 10
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Before, we hosted our entire cluster in GKE (Google Cloud). This was not user-friendly at all and after another random increase in the price (for us almost 70 euro per month), we wanted to switch to another cloud provider. We're in the middle of migrating our entire cluster to IBM Cloud and so far we're really happy with it!
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used by the whole company. We use IBM Cloud Kubernetes for our VPN server. IBM has a lot of data centers around the globe thus it's really effective in connecting employees at different locations in Europe and USA to the company servers. As much as I know, our mail server is also located on IBM Cloud Kubernetes.
Score 7 out of 10
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Yes. We're trying to deploy cloud services on IBM Cloud Kubernetes. It's intended to improve productivity of my staff. However, according to my employees, the descriptions are rather difficult to understand. Sometimes they get confused about specific functions. They know how to run it, if they can find how to initialize the configurations.
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is part of our testing environment for multi-cloud projects. By using ISTIO mesh to span to multiple Kubernetes clusters across multiple cloud providers, we can test the HA capabilities of the deployments and offer high HA solutions to our customers.
Also, by integrating IBM CKS to Google Cloud using Google Anthos GKE Connect, we can manage all our deployments in one place. IBM CKS offers one of the most powerful Kubernetes services: stable, powerful, easy to use and HIGH availability.
February 18, 2020

Kubernetes Review

Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is being used mainly for educational purposes. We use it to show the students some use cases regarding things such as a VPN server using squid, or an HTTP server using Nginx.
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