GKE - good if you are using other GCP services
April 28, 2022

GKE - good if you are using other GCP services

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Kubernetes Engine

The major issue that Google Kubernetes Engine solves for us is that as a managed service, it makes maintenance of the cluster much easier - autoscaling and updating nodes, reliable, and cost-effective.
Using the cluster to keep the microservices for an application up and running - it is intended for workloads that can scale.
  • easy setup for users
  • strong documentation
  • integration with other GCP services
  • errors from liveness probes can be ambiguous to resolve
  • Easy to use UI makes it easy to get started
  • Solid documentation has saved time
  • Integration with other GCP services reduces the need to explore alternatives
  • GCP makes submitting support tickets on the platform easy and provides a form that makes collecting information on any issue convenient
  • having a paid support contract might be helpful as it allows for better detail and attention devoted to a problem specific to your team
  • abundant documentation makes navigating GKE a lot easier

Do you think Google Kubernetes Engine delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Google Kubernetes Engine's feature set?


Did Google Kubernetes Engine live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Google Kubernetes Engine go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Google Kubernetes Engine again?


  • Google Kubernetes Engine has a good UI and documentation that facilitates setup and helps get projects moving along quickly
  • Its built-in logging integrations with StackDriver make it easier to monitor the application and log issues quickly
  • Automated orchestration, deployment, and scaling of nodes and networking are all easily configurable with yaml files
  • When issues came up, we reached out to some folks at GCP and they seemed to be very prompt and attentive to our needs. They were always willing to help and provide additional details or recommendations or links to resources. This kind of support is very helpful as it allows us to navigate GKE with more confidence.
Google Kubernetes Engine is well suited for dynamic and large workloads since it can scale up with usage. It is easily configurable, which allows for flexibility.
User interface is simple to navigate, which reduces roadblocks for a team with people unfamiliar with Kubernetes.
Great if you are already using other GCP services as it integrates well with that.