Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE vs OpenShift Container Platform comparison

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

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"The solution is stable. However, it depends on the integrations of the solution on how stable it will be, such as what tools you integrate with.""Some of the primary features we leverage in the platform have to do with how we manage the cluster configurations, the properties, and the auto-scalability. These are the features that definitely provide value in terms of reducing overhead for the developers.""The software is user-friendly and straightforward to use, which is favorable to a developer.""The auto scalability feature, which is based on smart agendas, determined from pre-prepared rules is the most valuable feature. You can also create different routes for deployment. Deployment types can be provided with an identifier, such as an ARB deployment. This really helped in rolling out releases without disrupting services for the end-users.""OpenShift is a user-friendly container platform with a solid GUI that helps you follow what is going on and gives you an overview of all your clusters. It's more user-friendly than the Kubernetes itself. The interface helps you learn the platform and provides access to some features or specific comments.""The console or the GUI of OpenShift is awesome. You can do a lot of things from there. You can perform administration tasks as well as development tasks.""The product is stable, reliable, and easy to use, from a well-known company, has a large volume handling capacity, and more and more organizations are moving to OpenShift.""Technical support is good; they are fast and reliable."

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

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"The setup process is not great.""Things are there and the documentation is there, however, there still needs to be quick guides available.""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.""It has an option to install OpenShift without connecting it to the Internet. We tried this, but it was very hard. We couldn't manage to use that option. We wanted to use it offline for installations, updates, upgrades, etc., but we didn't find the offline installation and updates easy. This could be better.""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.""The monitoring and logging could be improved.""I want to see more incorporation of native automation features; then, we could write a code, deploy it directly to OpenShift, and allow it to take care of the automated process. Using this method, we could write one application and have elements copy/pasted to other applications in the development process.""The product monitoring tool does not work for us."

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  • "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."
  • "It depends on who you're talking to. For a large corporation, it is acceptable, other than the significant infrastructure requirements. For a small organization, it is in no way suitable, and we'd go for Amazon's container solution."
  • "The license to use the OpenShift Container Platform is free. If you are capable with Java you can modify it."
  • "The price is slightly on the higher side. It is something that can be worked on because most of the businesses now have margins."
  • "The pricing is a bit more expensive than expected."
  • "We paid for Cloud Pak for integration. It all depends on how many VMs or how many CPUs you are using. They do the licensing based on that."
  • "We currently have an annual license renewal."
  • "It largely depends on how much money they earn from the application being deployed; you don't normally deploy an app just for the purpose of having it. You must constantly look into your revenue and how much you spend every container, minute, or hour of how much it is working."
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    Top Answer:The solution is embedded in the hypervisor and there are no deployment costs.
    Top Answer: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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    Top Answer: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 be a… more »
    Top Answer:Red Hat's security throughout the stack and software supply chain is good. It is a lightweight operating system. You don't have to worry about the security patches on the system. You can update the… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is very costly. However, you do get good value for the price, and therefore we're willing to pay even if the cost is high.
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    Nutanix Kubernetes Engine (NKE) is an enterprise Kubernetes management solution that simplifies provisioning, operations, and lifecycle management of Kubernetes.

    Red Hat® OpenShift® offers a consistent hybrid cloud foundation for building and scaling containerized applications. Benefit from streamlined platform installation and upgrades from one of the enterprise Kubernetes leaders.

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    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm46%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Maritime Company8%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Large Enterprise67%
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    Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE is ranked 8th in Container Management with 1 review while OpenShift Container Platform is ranked 1st in Container Management with 27 reviews. Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE is rated 0.0, while OpenShift Container Platform is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE writes "Great that it's embedded in the hypervisor; GUI lacks sufficient information ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift Container Platform writes "Provides automation that speeds up our process by 30% and helps us achieve zero downtime". Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE is most compared with Kubernetes, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Rancher Labs, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and NGINX Ingress Controller, whereas OpenShift Container Platform is most compared with Amazon EKS, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Rancher Labs, Amazon Elastic Container Service and Kubernetes.

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