Amazon EKS vs Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform comparison

 

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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

Amazon EKS
Ranking in Container Management
2nd
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
39
Ranking in other categories
Container Security (15th)
Red Hat OpenShift Container...
Ranking in Container Management
1st
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
41
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Container Management category, the mindshare of Amazon EKS is 17.1%, up from 13.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is 25.1%, up from 21.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Container Management
Unique Categories:
Container Security
0.3%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

MD
Apr 26, 2023
Great tool for complex environment with multiple applications
The product helps to create a new environment fast.  The tool helps us to provide greater access and also scale applications faster. The product helps us to configure the new environment.  The tool's setup is complex.  I have been working with the product for three years.  I would rate the…
Daniel Drori - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 12, 2023
Everything works automatically, including scaling of pods, memory, and CPU, making our jobs easier
It makes our work much easier. Everything works automatically: the pods, memory, and CPU grow automatically. We had so many systems on the old technologies and it's very hard to modernize them. But this tool, OpenShift Container Platform, helps a lot. If we want to keep up with the market and be a strong organization, we have to support modernization. We can't see all the banks making changes and still go with the old systems. Also, the department that's in charge of it, DevOps, has given us more dashboards so that we can see more details, exactly what's going on in terms of timing and everything. They give us all the details we need to see about the microservices.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"Provides high performance and easy manageability."
"Overall Amazon EKS is a good solution in the industry. The solution can support multi tendencies, and network isolations are the key factors."
"The most important aspect of Amazon EKS is that it is easy to set up and very easy to upgrade."
"Amazon EKS can be used to implement and create clusters."
"It is the best service because it has proper security packages."
"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."
"It has always helped me. It is the repository where we store our images...The microservices appear to be well-made, and I don't have any comments on them as I don't see any flaws."
"Integrating the product into our existing infrastructure was easy."
"The stack in the software supply chain is one of the main reasons that we use OpenShift. When I came to this company, we bought hardware from IBM named Bluemix, and they used ICP, which stands for IBM Cloud Private."
"The software is user-friendly and straightforward to use, which is favorable to a developer."
"The most valuable feature is that the solution can be deployed in the cloud which removes the expense of a server."
"The tool's most valuable features include high availability, scalability, and security. Other features like advanced cluster management, advanced cluster security, and Red Hat Quay make it powerful for businesses. It also comes with features like OpenShift Virtualization."
"The most valuable features are the monitoring and logging functionalities."
"For us, the fully automated upgrades are valuable. We have to maintain the clusters in production. For us, it is very important that it does not take too much time to manage all the clusters and do life cycle management and upgrades."
"I think it's a pretty scalable tool...The solution's technical support has been pretty good."
 

Cons

"I'd like improved traffic handling and additional application details within the system."
"They should enhance the Jira integration."
"There is room for improvement in stability. I faced some problems with the App."
"A cluster is required on-premises, which takes a lot of time."
"Amazon EKS is not a solution that can be fully managed through automation, making it an area of concern where improvement is required."
"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."
"I believe the initial setup could be a better experience and faster customer support."
"They should include some essential configuration features to it."
"Container Platform could be improved if we could aggregate logs out of the box instead of having to do it through integrations with other products."
"In my experience, the issues are not always simply technical. They do stem from technical challenges, but they struggle with the topic of adoption. When you encounter all of the customer pull, there are normally several tiers of your client pop that can adopt either the fundamental features or a little more advanced ones. The majority of the time, the challenge is determining how to drive adoption, how to sell the product to the customer, and how much time they can spend to really utilize those advanced features. If we get into much more detail, but this is from my perspective as the platform engineer and not the end customer, the ability of the end user to be able to debug potential issues with their application That is arguably the most important, let's say, work throughput in my area."
"Setting up OpenShift isn't easy. I rate it three out of ten for ease of setup. We're deploying it in three phases. They're in the second phase now. The total deployment time will be five months. We expect to complete the deployment this March. There are 13 people on three teams working on this deployment."
"With the recent trend of cloud-native, fully managed serverless services, I don't see much documentation about how a customer should move from on-prem to the cloud, or what is the best way to do a lift-and-shift. Even if you are on AWS OCP, which is self-managed infra services, and you want to use the ROSA managed services, what is the best way to achieve that migration? I don't see documentation for these kinds of use cases from Red Hat."
"The price must be improved."
"We are not big customers of Red Hat, but sometimes, we have severe bugs. We are very innovative, and sometimes, we have to wait for a long time to get proper attention. Red Hat should improve on that."
"The setup process is not great."
"The UI could be more user-friendly to drive tasks more effectively through the interface."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Amazon EKS is quite pricey, but the functionality it provides is worth it."
"The price could be cheaper. I would rate it as seven out of ten."
"The product pricing depends on the specific requirements."
"Amazon EKS is not a cheap solution."
"I would like a cheaper version of it."
"My company paid for the license."
"The product is available at such a huge scale in the market since the resources that are offered under the tool are competitively priced and available at a much cheaper rate compared to other solutions."
"I rate Amazon EKS’s pricing a nine out of ten."
"We have to pay for the license."
"The pricing is a bit more expensive than expected."
"If you buy the product for a year or three, you get a lot of discounts...I feel that the product is worth its cost, especially since setting it up can be done with just a few clicks."
"OpenShift Container Platform is highly-priced."
"Its licensing is completely incomprehensible. We have special people within our company. They discuss with Red Hat subscription managers. It is too complex, and I do not understand it. We are from the government, and we are trying to be as cheap as possible. Sometimes, I am just amazed at the amount of money that we have to pay. It is crazy."
"OpenShift with Red Hat support is pretty costly. We have done a comparison between AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Services) which provides fully managed services from AWS. It's built on open-source-based Kubernetes clusters and it is much cheaper compared to Red Hat, but it is a little expensive compared to ECS provided by AWS."
"I'm not familiar with pricing or financial aspects. In terms of effort versus benefit, it's worth it."
"The solution is expensive, and I rate it an eight out of ten. There is a subscription called OpenShift Plus, which offers additional features and products the vendor provides to complement the OpenShift Container Platform. These include ACM, Red Hat Quay, and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
21%
Computer Software Company
15%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Insurance Company
7%
Financial Services Firm
21%
Computer Software Company
15%
Government
9%
Manufacturing Company
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Amazon EKS?
The product's most valuable features are scalability, observability, and performance.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Amazon EKS?
The product pricing depends on the specific requirements. For instance, clients between $3000-$4000 per month might find the pricing reasonable, with clusters priced around $70 to $80 plus addition...
What needs improvement with Amazon EKS?
The main thing to improve with Amazon EKS is the price. However, these services can be very expensive. For example, in countries like Turkey, the cost is too high. That's why we offer our cloud sol...
Which is better - OpenShift Container Platform or VMware Tanzu Mission Control?
Red Hat Openshift is ideal for organizations using microservices and cloud environments. I like that the platform is auto-scalable, which saves overhead time for developers. I think Openshift can b...
What do you like most about OpenShift Container Platform?
The tool's most valuable features include high availability, scalability, and security. Other features like advanced cluster management, advanced cluster security, and Red Hat Quay make it powerful...
 

Also Known As

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
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Sample Customers

GoDaddy, Pearson, FICO, Intuit, Verizon, Honeywell, Logicworks, RetailMeNot, LogMeIn, Conde Nast, mercari, Trainline, Axway
Edenor, BMW, Ford, Argentine Ministry of Health
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