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We performed a comparison between Komodor and Rancher Labs 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.""The more time we use Komodor the more we save. Currently, we have seen around a ten percent return on investment.""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 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.""Komodor's multi-cluster centralized event timeline is the most valuable feature."

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"The product is simple to use for a beginner.""The most valuable feature of Rancher Labs is its user interface, which makes it easier to work with containers and deployment.""The initial setup is simple and straightforward.""A great UI with very good integrations.""Rancher Labs is a very user-friendly tool.""This solution is not vendor-locked, which means that we we are able to use it across all of our resources; this feature is of great value to us.""The most valuable feature is its comprehensive support, easy resource scaling, compatibility with various OEMs, and seamless service integration.""The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is an open-source solution that is easy to deploy."

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"Komodor's visibility could be improved.""I like the alerts that Komodor provides, but I think the alert interface 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.""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.""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."

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"We have found that the auto-secure feature of this solution doesn't always work, and could be improved to be more reliable, particularly when working with business critical applications.""The biggest room for improvement in Rancher Labs would be to have a proper upgrading plan.""Could be more intuitive.""I can't migrate to the newer version.""There needs to be an improvement in observability and microservice monitoring tools in Rancher Labs.""They should improve application visibility along with code visibility.""One area for improvement in Rancher Labs is the development aspect.""We'd like their monitoring tool to be integrated by default."

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  • "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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  • "This is an open-source solution, so there are no licensing costs involved."
  • "Although Rancher Labs is an open-source solution, they also offer a paid version, where you buy the support when needed."
  • "The pricing of the solution sits in the mid range, not high and not low. It has a fixed price that you pay every month."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Komodor's multi-cluster centralized event timeline is the most valuable feature.
    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:I have used Komodor for two and a half years, and it has come a long way. However, I would say that performance could be improved. Sometimes, it takes longer than it should for developers to pull up… more »
    Top Answer:The product is simple to use for a beginner.
    Top Answer:Pricing for Genesys and Rancher Labs is quite similar, and it varies depending on the specific case and the discounts negotiated from the list price. We have a term license based on a yearly… more »
    Top Answer:They should improve application visibility along with code visibility.
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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.

    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
    Top Industries
    Wellness & Fitness Company34%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company13%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Komodor vs. Rancher Labs
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Komodor vs. Rancher Labs and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Komodor is ranked 11th in Container Management with 5 reviews while Rancher Labs is ranked 5th in Container Management with 8 reviews. Komodor is rated 8.8, while Rancher Labs is rated 8.4. 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 Rancher Labs writes "Self-contained with a great UI and very good integrations". Komodor is most compared with Kubernetes, Portainer and Amazon EKS, whereas Rancher Labs is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, OpenShift Container Platform, Amazon EKS, Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE and Docker. See our Komodor vs. Rancher Labs report.

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