Try using the container service of IBM Cloud Kubernetes
Updated April 08, 2020

Try using the container service of IBM Cloud Kubernetes

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

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Our entire department is using it to create high-availability clusters, making mobile scalability truly user-friendly and easy to develop multilingual applications.
  • 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.
  • We have not yet fully utilized it to create a profit model.
  • The event scheduling feature has also proved very useful.
We are still trying to make better use of these features.
We are also using the Azure test program generation.
Generally speaking, we do not have logging with LogDNA solutions in the production environment.
AWS Lambda may be more suitable for large companies that want to continuously access similar functions at a higher number / frequency, but for small teams with limited budgets, IBM Cloud Functions is a competitive choice.
  • IBM Cloud Foundry
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
There is a learning curve equipped with Kubernetes. Without training, it may be difficult to proceed in the middle of the project.
1. Deploy a simple Python application with Kubernetes.
2. Build a smart WeChat robot with IBM Watson Assistant with Cloud Function.
3. Deploy a simple React application with Kubernetes.

IBM Cloud Support and Implementation

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 failures.
Ease of use. Very intuitive. We have been looking for a product that allows us to orchestrate our docker containers in a way where it allows us to effectively scale our applications to production. It also provides us a way of monitoring all our infrastructure in a very clear concise way.
Basic (free) - I like the auto zoom function. It helps us not to worry too much about reliability, so we can focus on our core business.
A very powerful tool. Easily deploy and manage containerized applications. Fully secure and easy to automate and monitor your application, we have been using it for a year. We deployed JupyterHub once.
  • 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.
Compared with other platforms, it takes too long to create a cluster. Even a free plan with only one node.

Using IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

5 - cloud foundoury ,Containers,Python application
3 - Full-Stack DevOps Engineer, Software Engineer,DevOps Architect
  • Microservices architecture
  • Lift and shift – from servers to cloud
  • Machine learning and Kubernetes
  • software development lifecycle
Not yet. I still need to evaluate the usage price with other providers.

Evaluating IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Third-party Reviews
So far it's been great and way easier to deploy with scalability.
We are moving business critical applications to the cloud,but as with anything new we will learn and see the value.

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success

Using IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Kubernetes is absolutely fantastic. The Kubernetes API is a great tool when it comes to automating a deployment pipeline. Deployments are not only more reliable, but also much faster, because we’re no longer dealing with VMs. Our builds and deployments have become more reliable because it’s easier to test and ship containers.
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Deploy applications
  • Quick response
  • Ease of use and scalability
  • Support document reading difficulties
  • Managed add-ons for Istio and Knative