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
Migrating legacy apps to the native cloud. It provides a simple way to progressively remove code from monolithic ones while providing all …
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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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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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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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  • Quickly scaled our infrastructure[.]
  • Streamlined application release process[.]
  • The environment is now standardized to allow to quickly transition to different projects[.]
  • Since it's very powerful it can be an overkill for applications that do not require a distributed architecture[.]
  • It can be difficult to migrate applications to IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, and at times the entire architecture has to be refactored[.]
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It lets developers work in the same environment that the application will be running in production
  • It made it easier to test, easier to refine, and easier to deploy
  • Helped engineers embrace the DevOps mindset as they built software
  • The language to define containers is initially hard to understand
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It is able to provide a reliable and scalable cluster infrastructure[.]
  • Improved both operational and development efficiency[.]
  • The Kubernetes-enabled cloud hosts all new development and microservices[.]
  • The UI design is a bit inflexible[.]
  • Steep learning curve. I find the community very supportive with this[.]
Henry Liu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • Always, the free tier is attractive.
  • The 30-day free tier expiration is pointless.
  • Not all options are available on the free tier.
  • Load-balancer type not available on the free tier.
  • Cluster deployment is slow.
August 18, 2021

Kubernetes review

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Quick learning curve.
  • Fast deploypment.
  • Great documentation.
  • Excellent customer support.
  • Generation time.
  • Fixing issues.
Hasnaeen Ferdous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Well Managed node and dashboard
  • Easy to access public and private endpoint
  • Easy to upgrade and downgrade node pool anytime it's been needed
  • Well Managed security and certificates
  • Service dashboard can be loaded with more goto information
  • Disk, persistent volume etc should be also easy to access from service dashboard
  • Updating node and kubernetes version is pretty hassle some
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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!
  • Old operation guide.
  • For beginner developers, it takes longer to learn costs.
  • Too expensive.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It's located at many locations around the globe. Mainly in US and Europe
  • Pay as you go plan for reduced costs
  • Easy to maintain
  • Not enough data centers located in Asia and South America
Score 7 out of 10
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  • The network is rather reliable, which greatly satisfies our customer.
  • High performance equals time saved
  • Affordable. We believe it's an acceptable price.
  • Complicated description - it's not easy to initialize the settings.
  • Limited privileges - Kubernetes offer limited functions. It seems root authorization is not provided.
  • Port forwarding can't be set after deploying the docker. Maybe we just haven't found how to change it.
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