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"The solution is easy to use."

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"A great UI with very good integrations.""The scalability potential is very good."

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

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"Could be more intuitive.""We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated."

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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: The scalability potential is very good.
Top Answer: I don't handle contracts or licensing costs. I can't speak to how much the solution costs. That said, it is my understanding that the pricing is very comparable to what else is in the market.
Top Answer: We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated. When you're dealing with Kubernetes, it is easier, however, there's still a lot of convoluted types of commands. The… more »
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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.

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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GoDaddy, Pearson, FICO, Intuit, Verizon, Honeywell, Logicworks, RetailMeNot, LogMeIn, Conde Nast, mercari, Trainline, Axway
Albert Heijn, Bell, BMC, Samsung, WindStream, Johnson & Johnson
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Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company16%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Amazon EKS is ranked 7th in Container Management with 1 review while Rancher Labs is ranked 2nd in Container Management with 2 reviews. Amazon EKS is rated 8.0, while Rancher Labs is rated 8.0. 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 Rancher Labs writes "Easy to scale with good capabilities, however, it could be easier to use". Amazon EKS is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Build Service, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, HashiCorp Nomad and Nutanix Karbon, whereas Rancher Labs is most compared with VMware Tanzu Build Service, Nutanix Karbon, OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control and Cisco Container Platform.

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