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Amazon EKS vs. Rancher Labs
May 2022
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Pros
"Overall Amazon EKS is a good solution in the industry. The solution can support multi tendencies, and network isolations are the key factors.""Provides high performance and easy manageability.""We do not have to do a lot of administration, such as create virtual machines, or worry about our controllers or nodes going down because the solution is fully managed by Amazon.""I like the scalability they're currently providing. Integration was very easy. It was a good experience.""AWS cloud services are flexible and have thorough documentation. AWS also has data centers all over the world.""Break down your application into small modules to improve resiliency""The solution has very good basic features.""The feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very user-friendly."

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"The solution is stable.""The solution has a lot of good features, such as you can access the console and edit through the GUI. The dashboard and the UI are designed well, user-friendly, and easy to manage, and access.""The scalability potential is very good.""A great UI with very good integrations."

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Cons
"I would like to see it a little more stable, more operational, and more convenient to develop.""The connectivity could be better.""I would like Amazon EKS to be easier to configure on various environments like Windows or Linux installations""The dashboard needs to be more user-friendly.""I'd like to see the solution add a service catalog.""They need to work on the Amazon plugins on the Kubernetes cluster.""Amazon EKS is predominately public. However, the government has started to have a lot of interest in Kubernetes and is receiving more education on Kubernetes and Amazon EKS. If we can have the security of Amazon EKS align with the security that is set out by the government it would be much better."

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"We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated.""Could be more intuitive.""The solution could improve by adding more features in the dashboard, such as monitoring, scanning, and security. This would be a great benefit."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution is more expensive than other competitors and does not require a license."
  • "Cloud based pay-as-you-go pricing"
  • "My company paid for the license."
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  • "There is an annual subscription. The price of the solution should be cheaper and have better pricing flexibility."
  • "The solution is free and open source but there is a fee for support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like the scalability they're currently providing. Integration was very easy. It was a good experience.
    Top Answer:The connectivity could be better.
    Top Answer:The solution has a lot of good features, such as you can access the console and edit through the GUI. The dashboard and the UI are designed well, user-friendly, and easy to manage, and access.
    Top Answer:The solution is free and open source but there is a fee for support.
    Top Answer:The solution could improve by adding more features in the dashboard, such as monitoring, scanning, and security. This would be a great benefit.
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
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    Overview

    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a fully managed Kubernetes service. Customers such as Intel, Snap, Intuit, GoDaddy, and Autodesk trust EKS to run their most sensitive and mission critical applications because of its security, reliability, and scalability.

    EKS is the best place to run Kubernetes for several reasons. First, you can choose to run your EKS clusters using AWS Fargate, which is serverless compute for containers. Fargate removes the need to provision and manage servers, lets you specify and pay for resources per application, and improves security through application isolation by design. Second, EKS is deeply integrated with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling Groups, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), providing you a seamless experience to monitor, scale, and load-balance your applications. Third, EKS integrates with AWS App Mesh and provides a Kubernetes native experience to consume service mesh features and bring rich observability, traffic controls and security features to applications. Additionally, EKS provides a scalable and highly-available control plane that runs across multiple availability zones to eliminate a single point of failure.
    EKS runs upstream Kubernetes and is certified Kubernetes conformant so you can leverage all benefits of open source tooling from the community. You can also easily migrate any standard Kubernetes application to EKS without needing to refactor your code.

    Rancher Labs build innovative, open source software that makes it easy to deploy and manage containers in production on any infrastructure. We enable organizations to accelerate all aspects of their software development pipeline, from writing and testing code to running complex microservices-based applications.

    Rancher, our flagship container management platform, allows users to easily manage all aspects of running containers in development and production environments, on any infrastructure. With well over four million downloads, Rancher has quickly become the tools of choice for teams serious about running containers in production. This includes large enterprises such as Sony, IBM, Tyco, Align Technologies and more.

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    Sample Customers
    GoDaddy, Pearson, FICO, Intuit, Verizon, Honeywell, Logicworks, RetailMeNot, LogMeIn, Conde Nast, mercari, Trainline, Axway
    Albert Heijn, Bell, BMC, Samsung, WindStream, Johnson & Johnson
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon EKS vs. Rancher Labs
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon EKS vs. Rancher Labs and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon EKS is ranked 4th in Container Management with 9 reviews while Rancher Labs is ranked 5th in Container Management with 4 reviews. Amazon EKS is rated 8.6, while Rancher Labs is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Amazon EKS writes "Easy to use, with reasonable pricing and good stability in the latest versions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rancher Labs writes "Easy to scale with good capabilities, however, it could be easier to use". Amazon EKS is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, VMware Tanzu Build Service, HashiCorp Nomad and Linode, whereas Rancher Labs is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, OpenShift Container Platform, Nutanix Karbon, VMware Tanzu Build Service and HashiCorp Nomad. See our Amazon EKS vs. Rancher Labs report.

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