Cole McKnightCloud Architect, Feltus Lab at Clemson University
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."
"The most important feature of Tanzu Mission Control is its integration with the other products, especially with ESX and vSAN. This is a strong part of Tanzu Mission Control. In other solutions, such as OpenShift or Kubernetes, you can find similar features, but they don't have similar integration. With Tanzu Mission Control, you get a total solution with only one provider. You have the integration with the infrastructure, virtualization of networking, and virtualization of storage. You have a natural integration, and you don't have the problem of integrating it with different products or providers. Sometimes, different companies have good integration, but it is not always guaranteed. For example, many years ago, Cisco and VMware were good partners in networking, but when VMware started to sell ESX, the relationship was broken. This is the problem that you can face when you are using solutions from two different companies."
"Tanzu Mission Control has quite a set of rich features when compared to OpenShift."
"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."
"It is not easy to build a solution with containers. It has a graphical user interface, but you need to have a lot of knowledge of Linux and how to work in the command mode. Its support can also be improved. Currently, its biggest disadvantage is that it is a new product, and the clients prefer to go for a solution that has been in the market for a long time. There are not that many people who know this product."
"We want to see a new feature that helps build more security architecture like Zero Trust Security or shifting left in Kubernetes."
"VMware Tanzu Mission Control is cheaper than Red Hat OpenShift."
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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.
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Bring global visibility, scalable operations, and consistent policy management to your modern apps by centralizing Kubernetes across teams and clouds.
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Boost the security of your Kubernetes clusters and modern apps. Easily manage access, apply security policies, and inspect clusters for security and configuration risks.
Cisco Container Platform is ranked 8th in Container Management with 1 review while VMware Tanzu Mission Control is ranked 5th in Container Management with 2 reviews. Cisco Container Platform is rated 8.0, while VMware Tanzu Mission Control is rated 6.6. 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 VMware Tanzu Mission Control writes "A centrally managed security platform with a rich set of features, but it could be more secure". Cisco Container Platform is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, Rancher Labs, Kubernetes and HPE Ezmeral Container Platform, whereas VMware Tanzu Mission Control is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, Rancher Labs, Nutanix Karbon, Amazon EKS and Kubernetes.
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