Cole McKnightCloud Architect, Feltus Lab at Clemson University
DimaDorofeyevSenior DevOps/Build Engineer at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is definitely the fact that you can use a single platform to deploy to different resource providers. Right now, the version I'm using has vSphere and AWS, but I know in the future they're planning on adding more. The ability to deploy clusters on-prem or to any number of public cloud providers is really valuable because you don't need to relearn or switch platforms to switch resource providers."
"Before using this solution, it was a lot of manual tasks and a lot of people participated in the process."
"Stability-wise, this solution is really good."
"The initial setup was very easy because it's like a Google platform as a service. It's just one button to set it up. The deployment took only a few minutes."
"The scalability is the best feature."
"The deployment of the cluster is very easy."
"One thing that is a little bit annoying about Cisco Container Platform is that for each cluster you create you have to go through the same web form each time. If you're creating two identical clusters, you still have to go through that web form twice."
"I think that security is an important point, and there should be additional features for the evaluation of data in containers that will create a more secure environment for usage in multi-parent models."
"The network configuration has to be simplified."
"There are some security issues, but it might just be because we are not up to speed yet as much as we should be and so we haven't found it in the documentation yet. That's why I don't want to confuse this. Still, it could be a little bit easier to understand and implement."
"It needs to support load balancing."
"Our critique is that we have to do too much work to get the cluster production-ready."
"We are planning to use external support, and hire a commercial partner for it."
"This is an open source solution, so there is no pricing or licensing."
"Currently, it costs around $1000 per month which sorted our deployment. So once we get more clients, having a huge suffix, costs can go up."
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Cisco Container Platform is a fully curated, lightweight container management platform for production grade environments, powered by Kubernetes, and delivered with Cisco enterprise-class support. It reduces the complexity of configuring, deploying, securing, scaling and managing containers via automation coupled with Cisco’s best practices for security and networking. Cisco Container Platform is built with an open architecture using open source components, so you're not locked in to any single vendor. It works across both on-premises and public cloud environments. And because it’s optimized with Cisco HyperFlex, this preconfigured, integrated solution sets up in minutes.
Kubernetes Engine is a managed, production-ready environment for deploying containerized applications. It brings our latest innovations in developer productivity, resource efficiency, automated operations, and open source flexibility to accelerate your time to market.
Cisco Container Platform is ranked 8th in Container Management with 1 review while Google Kubernetes Engine is ranked 6th in Container Management with 5 reviews. Cisco Container Platform is rated 8.0, while Google Kubernetes Engine is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Container Platform writes "Enables the deployment/management of Kubernetes clusters from multiple resource providers at one location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Kubernetes Engine writes "Extremely scalable, easy to setup, and has good machine learning". Cisco Container Platform is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Rancher Labs, Kubernetes and HPE Ezmeral Container Platform, whereas Google Kubernetes Engine is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security.
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