Worth the money... If you have the 💰
November 20, 2021

Worth the money... If you have the 💰

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

We were looking for a non-personnel intensive solution to run containers at scale. Being a fully managed offering red hat Openshift on IBM cloud for that bill! Plus, it provided a path for us to move to the cloud while still being compatible with our on-prem Openshift.
  • Nice user interface
  • Good monitoring control panel
  • Keeps up to date with recent Kubernetes versions
  • I wish it had better compatibility with docker file syntax. We had issues when it couldn't build standard docker files
  • Wish it had better documentation
  • Wish they offered fully supported client libraries for the Openshift API rather than dumping it on a 3rd party
  • Helped us migrate on perm apps to cloud
  • Provided easy to use dev experience for devs without kube experience
  • Provided a secure rbac solution for many different teams running workloads on the same cluster
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
Red hat Openshift had a better user interface by far. Amazon EKS's was so basic it was essentially useless. We had to use a separate tool called lens to get basic stuff done. Lens was buggy and didn't work as well though, even for basic functionality like updating a K8s secret.

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  • IBM MQ on Cloud
Not a big improvement because they are mostly separate products. But it doesn't hurt either. We are using it mostly due to vendor product limitations.
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure App Service
Great for a managed container experience when you need to run a lot of containers at scale. But if you are just starting with containers, it doesn't use any other IBM / Redhat products, you probably don't need it. Instead, you could get by with something like AKS or EKS with Lens.