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"The most valuable feature is definitely the fact that you can use a single platform to deploy to different resource providers. Right now, the version I'm using has vSphere and AWS, but I know in the future they're planning on adding more. The ability to deploy clusters on-prem or to any number of public cloud providers is really valuable because you don't need to relearn or switch platforms to switch resource providers."

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"The solution is stable.""A great UI with very good integrations.""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."

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"One thing that is a little bit annoying about Cisco Container Platform is that for each cluster you create you have to go through the same web form each time. If you're creating two identical clusters, you still have to go through that web form twice."

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"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.""We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated."

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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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    The scalability potential is very good.
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    I don't handle contracts or licensing costs. I can't speak to how much the solution costs. That said, it is my understanding that the pricing is very comparable to what else is in the market.
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    We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated. When you're dealing with Kubernetes, it is easier, however, there's still a lot of convoluted types of commands. The… more »
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    Overview

    Cisco Container Platform is a fully curated, lightweight container management platform for production grade environments, powered by Kubernetes, and delivered with Cisco enterprise-class support. It reduces the complexity of configuring, deploying, securing, scaling and managing containers via automation coupled with Cisco’s best practices for security and networking. Cisco Container Platform is built with an open architecture using open source components, so you're not locked in to any single vendor. It works across both on-premises and public cloud environments. And because it’s optimized with Cisco HyperFlex, this preconfigured, integrated solution sets up in minutes.

    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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    Albert Heijn, Bell, BMC, Samsung, WindStream, Johnson & Johnson
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    Computer Software Company22%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Cisco Container Platform is ranked 7th in Container Management with 1 review while Rancher Labs is ranked 4th in Container Management with 4 reviews. Cisco Container Platform is rated 8.0, while Rancher Labs is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Container Platform writes "Enables the deployment/management of Kubernetes clusters from multiple resource providers at one location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rancher Labs writes "Easy to scale with good capabilities, however, it could be easier to use". Cisco Container Platform is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Kubernetes and HPE Ezmeral Container Platform, whereas Rancher Labs is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, VMware Tanzu Build Service, OpenShift Container Platform, Nutanix Karbon and Weaveworks.

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