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July 2022
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Ehsan Asadi - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior network virtualization & storage specialist at Sipand Samaneh
Real User
Integrates well with other solutions, highly scalable, and useful documentation available
Pros and Cons
  • "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."
  • "Kubernetes could improve by having better integration with VMware solutions."

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

Kubernetes could improve by having better integration with VMware solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Kubernetes is stable. They are the leader in their category.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

If the platform for Kubernetes is VMware it is not scalable, but if the platform is Linux, it's scalable.

There are approximately 15 developers and five network administrators using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support from Kubernetes is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used VMware Tanzu previously and I would like to work with it more because it is better integrated with other VMware solutions, such as vCenter, vSphere, vSAN, and NSX.

How was the initial setup?

I have done the initial setup of Kubernetes many times, for me the setup is easy. If I am focused I can complete the full implementation in one or two days.

What was our ROI?

We have received a return on investment from using Kubernetes.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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.

What other advice do I have?

Kubernetes is the leader in this category, and are very good. However, if the platform they want to implement is VMware, I would advise using VMware 10.

I rate Kubernetes an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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DeepakMishra - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Prodevans Technologies
Real User
The most valuable features are the advanced cluster manager and advanced cluster security
Pros and Cons
  • "The platform is easy to scale as it supports Windows worker node."
  • "OpenShift needs to improve their container storage."

What is our primary use case?

Our company supports most of the banks in India. We use four kinds of solutions broadly categorized as UPI and IPI deployed on AWS called ROSA and on Azure called ARO.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of OpenShift are the advanced cluster manager and advanced cluster security with the StackRox.

What needs improvement?

OpenShift needs to improve their container storage. In the next release of OpenShift I would also like to see simplification of Calico BGP with the container network and integration with MinIO, Portworx, and Rubrix.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using OpenShift Container Platform since 2016.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

OpenShift is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The platform is easy to scale as it supports Windows worker node.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support at Red Hat is good.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of OpenShift is straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When I compare the platform's deployment to other solutions like Kubernetes, OpenShift is good. When comparing with Rancher or VMware Tanzu, OpenShift is better than both. Specifically, the support and documentation of OpenShift is better than VMware.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate OpenShift an 8 out of 10 overall.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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DevOps Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Well designed dashboards, user friendly, and easy to manage
Pros and Cons
  • "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 solution could improve by adding more features in the dashboard, such as monitoring, scanning, and security. This would be a great benefit."

What is our primary use case?

We are using Rancher Labs' for the overall management of our Kubernetes cluster. For example, we manage the production and UAT environment of all our applications or containers.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by adding more features in the dashboard, such as monitoring, scanning, and security. This would be a great benefit.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Rancher Labs for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had any issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not paid for the support for the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is free and open source but there is a fee for support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have been evaluating Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes, Tanzu, and Nirmata.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Rancher Labs an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Dhananjay-Hiremath - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at Dell EMC
Real User
Economical solution that's great for microservices

What is most valuable?

Google Kubernetes Engine's most valuable features are microservices and its acquisition rate, which is very useful for scaling perspective.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be improved. In the next release, I'd like to see better notifications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Google Kubernetes Engine for a few years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Kubernetes is stable because it has scalable architecture, so if any part goes down, it starts from the other parts. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Kubernetes is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would rate Kubernetes' pricing four out of five.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also evaluated VMware, which is more expensive than Kubernetes.

What other advice do I have?

I would give Kubernetes a rating of eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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