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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon EKS vs. OpenShift Container Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The solution is easy to use.""We do not have to do a lot of administration, such as create virtual machines, or worry about our controllers or nodes going down because the solution is fully managed by Amazon."

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"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 very developer-friendly product.""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 entire environment with security patches, which is a nice feature.""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."

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Cons
"They need to work on the Amazon plugins on the Kubernetes cluster."

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"From a networking perspective, the routing capability can be matured further. OpenShift doesn't handle restrictions on what kind of IPs are allowed, who can access them, and who cannot access them. So it is a simple matter of just using it with adequate network access, at the network level.""The solution needs to introduce open ID connect integration for role-based access control.""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.""With the recent trend of cloud-native, fully managed serverless services, I don't see much documentation about how a customer should move from on-prem to the cloud, or what is the best way to do a lift-and-shift. Even if you are on AWS OCP, which is self-managed infra services, and you want to use the ROSA managed services, what is the best way to achieve that migration? I don't see documentation for these kinds of use cases from Red Hat."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution is more expensive than other competitors and does not require a license."

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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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is easy to use.
Top Answer: The solution offers different pricing models. They charge in different ways - either per CPU hour or usage based on a machine type. When it comes to pricing, Google may be two cents cheaper, whoever… more »
Top Answer: When we switched to EKS, historically it wasn't good. There were issues with bugs in it. They didn't have managed pools, which means small subsections of the clusters that you divided into pools like… more »
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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Also Known As
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
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Overview

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a fully managed Kubernetes service. Customers such as Intel, Snap, Intuit, GoDaddy, and Autodesk trust EKS to run their most sensitive and mission critical applications because of its security, reliability, and scalability.

EKS is the best place to run Kubernetes for several reasons. First, you can choose to run your EKS clusters using AWS Fargate, which is serverless compute for containers. Fargate removes the need to provision and manage servers, lets you specify and pay for resources per application, and improves security through application isolation by design. Second, EKS is deeply integrated with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling Groups, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), providing you a seamless experience to monitor, scale, and load-balance your applications. Third, EKS integrates with AWS App Mesh and provides a Kubernetes native experience to consume service mesh features and bring rich observability, traffic controls and security features to applications. Additionally, EKS provides a scalable and highly-available control plane that runs across multiple availability zones to eliminate a single point of failure.
EKS runs upstream Kubernetes and is certified Kubernetes conformant so you can leverage all benefits of open source tooling from the community. You can also easily migrate any standard Kubernetes application to EKS without needing to refactor your code.

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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Sample Customers
GoDaddy, Pearson, FICO, Intuit, Verizon, Honeywell, Logicworks, RetailMeNot, LogMeIn, Conde Nast, mercari, Trainline, Axway
Edenor, BMW, Ford, Argentine Ministry of Health
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company12%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon EKS vs. OpenShift Container Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
543,424 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon EKS is ranked 6th in Container Management with 2 reviews while OpenShift Container Platform is ranked 2nd in Container Management with 4 reviews. Amazon EKS is rated 9.0, while OpenShift Container Platform is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon EKS writes "Easy to use, with reasonable pricing and good stability in the latest versions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift Container Platform writes "Completely removes overhead for our developers in terms of managing orchestration of Kubernetes clusters". Amazon EKS is most compared with VMware Tanzu Build Service, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Rancher Labs, HashiCorp Nomad and Nutanix Karbon, whereas OpenShift Container Platform is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Nutanix Karbon, Rancher Labs, HPE Ezmeral Container Platform and Cisco Container Platform. See our Amazon EKS vs. OpenShift Container Platform report.

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