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Find out what your peers are saying about Kubernetes, Red Hat, VMware and others in Container Management. Updated: January 2022.
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"I like that it has really boosted cloud-native development and stood the test of time. The underlying architecture allows one to scale as per the business KPIs much faster.""The ease of use if the solution is a very valuable aspect for us.""Scalability is the most valuable feature.""A good interface, better than comparable solutions.""The performance is good.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the scalability.""Kubernetes offers a lot of great features such as scalability and great portability of applications.""If you don't have resources, you can certainly add another worker node and expand the cluster."

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"The solution is embedded in the hypervisor and there are no deployment costs."

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"It would be very interesting if they could introduce a template engine to set dynamic values in the deployment time. It would be ideal if it could be native in Kubernetes as it would be much easier.""Kubernetes can be used for most companies, but for some companies that may be too small, it may not be worth the investment, as it is expensive.""Kubernetes can improve by providing a service offering catalog that can be readily populated in Kubernetes.""Some Kubernetes technical support would be helpful.""The plugins could be better. That is one pain point we had, and we had to get in with many other open standards, like Calico networking and more.""The support could be faster at resolving issues.""The setup and operation of the product should be simplified.""It's complex to manage and requires specialists."

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"GUI lacks sufficient information to help with understanding the installation and process."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The management layer is free, which is perfect. You don't need to pay money for the management layer, but in AWS develop service, you need to pay. I think it is €75 per month for the management layer. It is free here, so you can have as many Kubernetes clusters as you need. You are paying just for the workload, that is, for the machine, CPU, memory, and everything."
  • "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 open-source."
  • "The solution is affordable."
  • "Kubernetes is open source. But we have to manage Kubernetes as a team, and the overhead is a bit high. Compared with the platforms like Cloud Foundry, which has a much less operational overhead. Kubernetes, I have to manage the code, and I have to hire the developers. If someone has a product, a developer should know exactly what he's writing or high availability, and all those things may differ the costs."
  • "There are no licensing fees."
  • "There is no licensing fee."
  • "In addition to Kubernetes, you have to pay for support."
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    If you don't have resources, you can certainly add another worker node and expand the cluster.
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    You don't need a license for Kubernetes, but you do have to pay for usage.
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    More automation could improve the product - specifically, it would be useful to be able to shut down any IT machines that are currently not in use.
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    The solution is embedded in the hypervisor and there are no deployment costs.
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    There have been cases where we've deployed with Karbon and haven't seen that it includes errors. There's no way to see them without going into the logs. It would be helpful to have a more verbose GUI… more »
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    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.

    Karbon is an enterprise Kubernetes management solution that simplifies provisioning, operations, and lifecycle management of Kubernetes. With Karbon running on Nutanix AHV, IT operations can deliver an end-to-end production-ready Kubernetes environment on premises with push-button simplicity while preserving a native user experience.

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    Sample Customers
    China unicom, NetEase Cloud, Nav, AppDirect
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Kubernetes is ranked 1st in Container Management with 26 reviews while Nutanix Karbon is ranked 5th in Container Management with 1 review. Kubernetes is rated 8.6, while Nutanix Karbon is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Kubernetes writes "Offers security, scalability, and high availability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Karbon writes "Great that it's embedded in the hypervisor; GUI lacks sufficient information ". Kubernetes is most compared with VMware Tanzu Build Service, HashiCorp Nomad, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Cisco Container Platform and HPE Ezmeral Container Platform, whereas Nutanix Karbon is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Rancher Labs, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and Amazon EKS.

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