Komodor vs Kubernetes comparison

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We performed a comparison between Komodor and Kubernetes based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Container Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The most valuable aspect is the speed with which I can narrow down what's going on. Usually, I look at the overview of events and then the timeline of an event and the status of the logs to quickly check what's happening or what has happened.""Komodor's multi-cluster centralized event timeline is the most valuable feature.""The event timeline has been super helpful, enabling us to overlay node events in the same timeline as deployment events... That helps an engineer very quickly troubleshoot without having to do too much digging.""The more time we use Komodor the more we save. Currently, we have seen around a ten percent return on investment.""The service overview is definitely the most valuable feature. With it, I can see all the services and see if they're healthy or not without having to go specifically into each workflow individually. It has been immensely helpful for us whenever we've had network issues or other such issues. We've been able to use Komodor and see at a glance where there might be potential issues."

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"The Desired State Configuration is a handy feature; we can deploy a certain number of pods, and the tool will ensure that the state is maintained in our desired configuration.""I like Kubernetes' scalability, built-in redundancy, and ease of deployment.""There's a lot of community support if you need to get help.""The scalability seems quite good.""The most valuable feature is the Zero Touch Operations, which involves a new way of performing operations and support. We do not have to do maintenance, the operations are very simple.""The most valuable feature of Kubernetes is the integration with other solutions, such as Formative and Grafana.""The most valuable features of Kubernetes are the integration with Docker and there is plenty of documentation available. We work with Docker as a container, and it is more integrated with Docker than VMware Tanzu.""There are features that come out of the box with Kubernetes, with respect to scaling, reliability, etc. It's the leading container management platform. There are other competing ones, but this is the leading one. It has multiple instances of the application running. If one of them goes down, the other one automatically spins up."

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"I like the alerts that Komodor provides, but I think the alert interface could be improved.""I hope that the cost analytics and resource usage allocation areas will see further development. For example, where we can now see if the pods are over- or under-provisioned, I wouldn't mind higher-level development.""One thing we don't have visibility into, which I would love to have, is metrics, such as user logins and usage. It's really hard to know what people are doing when I don't have any metrics on that directly.""Komodor's visibility could be improved.""I would like to see improvements in how the product is installed. We've already communicated these things directly to Komodor. One feature we would like to see is for Komodor to be highly available on the clusters. Currently, it's only able to run in one instance within the cluster."

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"Overall, it's very powerful, but there are also a lot of complexities to manage.""We would like to see more validation tools added to this solution, this would provide pre-deployment analysis that developers could use before publishing their infrastructure.""There is a feature called Terraform and, based on the reviews I have read, it could be improved.""The network policies and RBAC management across multi-clusters could be improved. This is an issue we're trying to solve in the market.""Security could be improved. It would be helpful if there were other security modules built into Kubernetes.""Kubernetes should improve its consistency across different types of deployments. My customers tell me that they get much better performance when Kubernetes is deployed on VM versus PaaS services from Azure.""Kubernetes is a bit complex, and there's a steep learning curve. At the same time, I cannot imagine how it could be easier. You need many add-ons to it, and the commercial releases of Kubernetes should address that.""It would be helpful if the UI were more graphical."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "As far as I can recall, the licensing cost was fair."
  • "We pay according to the number of resources we have; if we are a small start-up, we have fewer resources and thus pay less."
  • "The licensing model is fine. It is per node, which is good, but the pricing is high. Currently, I am fine with it, but I am a little concerned about the pricing as we scale. So, it is on the higher end. On a scale of one to ten, where ten is the most expensive, Komodor is a seven."
  • "Other options pop up, but Komodor's pricing works well for our use case. It's fair, and we appreciate it. A lot of other vendors price their solutions in a way that would cost us disproportionately more money than they should. Komodor's pricing is reasonable in the way they calculate usage and value."
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  • "You need to pay for a license if you buy branded products. For example, if you take the services from Azure, AWS, or Google, the price of the Kubernetes cluster is inclusive of the service that's being offered to us on a pay-and-use model."
  • "Google Kubernetes Engine is free in the simplest setup, AWS Kubernetes Engine costs about $50 (depending on the region), in a three master setup, so it's almost the same as the cost of the EC2 instances and it's totally fine from my point of view."
  • "Kubernetes is an open-source solution that can be free. We have some distribution with licenses, such OpenShift and Tucows in Amazon. They are billing services."
  • "The price of Kubernetes could be lower. However, it is less expensive than VMware Tanzu. Additionally, technical support is expensive. The overall cost of the solution is approximately $1,000 annually."
  • "The solution itself is open-source, so there is no cost attached to it. However, it requires a virtual machine to operate, which does come at a cost; a choice of a pay as you go model, or a monthly charge via an enterprise agreement. There is a pricing calculator available, where organizations can determine the level and number of virtual machines required, and how much that will cost."
  • "There is a license to use Kubernetes."
  • "The solution is open source and has no fees."
  • "I would say the solution is worth the money, but it depends on the required workloads, the type of workload, and the scaling requirements etc."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspect is the speed with which I can narrow down what's going on. Usually, I look at the overview of events and then the timeline of an event and the status of the logs to quickly… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing model is fine. It is per node, which is good, but the pricing is high. Currently, I am fine with it, but I am a little concerned about the pricing as we scale. So, it is on the higher… more »
    Top Answer:There's nothing in particular that is wrong with Komodor. It's hard to say that there's something we would really like to see improved. I hope that the cost analytics and resource usage allocation… more »
    Top Answer:You have different pods that interact with each other, so you can identify problems with one pod and replace it.
    Top Answer:Kubernetes is open source, so it doesn't have any licensing cost except for OpenShift. There may be some additional costs for infrastructure and what they provide on top, but not for Kubernetes… more »
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in the setup process.
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    Komodor is the missing piece in your DevOps toolchain - offering one unified platform from which you can gain a deep understanding of all of your system events and changes. We integrate with all of your tools, monitor changes and alerts and organize information on a clear digestible dashboard and provide you with the right context at the right time.

    Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
    It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.

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    Wellness & Fitness Company33%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company13%
    Media Company7%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Komodor vs. Kubernetes
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Komodor vs. Kubernetes and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Komodor is ranked 11th in Container Management with 5 reviews while Kubernetes is ranked 4th in Container Management with 41 reviews. Komodor is rated 8.8, while Kubernetes is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Komodor writes "Provides extensive visibility into our nodes and has been incredibly useful in freeing up our DevOps staff for other projects". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kubernetes writes "Shared platform service that provides orchestrated deployment for different applications". Komodor is most compared with Portainer and Amazon EKS, whereas Kubernetes is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Amazon EKS, OpenShift Container Platform and Google Kubernetes Engine. See our Komodor vs. Kubernetes report.

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