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"If customers focus on primary apps or if they are using them for data science, this is a good solution."

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"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the scalability.""The auto-repair function in Kubernetes is perfect. When something breaks, the auto-repair function automatically repairs it. If you are running the content in Kubernetes, you have a good set up. You do not need to do anything for the management of this. So, the automation of Kubernetes is number one.""It is a very good solution for deploying microservices in an application. It has a lot of freedom in it, which makes it very interesting. It is also web-enabled. You can run services in other virtual applications and virtual machines.""The most valuable feature is the support for Docker containers.""A good interface, better than comparable solutions.""Provision of a managed platform as a service.""The ease of use if the solution is a very valuable aspect for us.""This product has a rich toolset from the community including CNI plug-ins, Helm packages, operators, dashboards, various integrations, etc."

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"The modernization in Ezmeral could be improved."

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"The solution can be quite complex for many users.""The Kubernetes dashboard can be improved. It is currently a mess. We were using Rancher earlier, and everyone was happy with the dashboard. Right now, we are using Kubernetes, and it's not working with Microsoft workstations. We still have problems with the dashboard. It's terrible.""It would be useful to have a basic and stable interface for monitoring and quick deployment purposes, especially when the deployments are big like a proof of concept or proof of technology. Currently, you need to use the Kubernetes console for all functionalities. It is not a quick-to-learn product if you are not from a Linux background. You need to be very skilled at Linux to learn it quickly. It took me two to three months because I mostly work with Microsoft products. For people who are not from a Linux background, the learning curve is a little bit longer.""The management needs to be improved.""Some Kubernetes technical support would be helpful.""Management features could be simplified.""It would be very interesting if they could introduce a template engine to set dynamic values in the deployment time. It would be ideal if it could be native in Kubernetes as it would be much easier.""This product should have a more advanced built-in scheduler that uses real application metrics in the scheduling strategy."

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"The management layer is free, which is perfect. You don't need to pay money for the management layer, but in AWS develop service, you need to pay. I think it is €75 per month for the management layer. It is free here, so you can have as many Kubernetes clusters as you need. You are paying just for the workload, that is, for the machine, CPU, memory, and everything.""Google Kubernetes Engine is free in the simplest setup, AWS Kubernetes Engine costs about $50 (depending on the region), in a three master setup, so it's almost the same as the cost of the EC2 instances and it's totally fine from my point of view.""Kubernetes is open-source.""The solution is affordable.""Kubernetes is open source. But we have to manage Kubernetes as a team, and the overhead is a bit high. Compared with the platforms like Cloud Foundry, which has a much less operational overhead. Kubernetes, I have to manage the code, and I have to hire the developers. If someone has a product, a developer should know exactly what he's writing or high availability, and all those things may differ the costs.""There are no licensing fees.""There is no licensing fee.""In addition to Kubernetes, you have to pay for support."

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Top Answer: If a customer is focused on application modernization or CI/CD, there are some weaknesses. The modernization in Ezmeral could be improved. There are some issues with the integration of Kubernetes. I… more »
Top Answer: We are resellers and not end-users. We sell this type of platform to our customers for data science and analytics.
Top Answer: If a customer is focused on process automation or API usage, I would not recommend this solution, but it is good to use for Data Science. I would rate the HPE Ezmeral Container Platform a seven out of… more »
Top Answer: Since that was asked in the Kubernetes topic, I would recommend you to take a look at the management of Kubernetes services from the public providers (AKS from Azure, EKS from AWS, GKE from Google… more »
Top Answer: The solution is easy to use.
Top Answer: There is no licensing fee. The solution involves the use of an open source tool.
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Accelerate your journey to hybrid cloud with the industry’s first enterprise-grade container software platform for cloud-native and distributed non-cloud native applications.

Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.

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Top Industries
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Construction Company11%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise48%
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HPE Ezmeral Container Platform is ranked 11th in Container Management with 1 review while Kubernetes is ranked 1st in Container Management with 19 reviews. HPE Ezmeral Container Platform is rated 7.0, while Kubernetes is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE Ezmeral Container Platform writes "Easy to install with good support, but the deployment of applications could be simplified". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kubernetes writes "Offers perfect auto-repair and automation features ". HPE Ezmeral Container Platform is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Build Service, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Rancher Labs and Cisco Container Platform, whereas Kubernetes is most compared with VMware Tanzu Build Service, HashiCorp Nomad, Nutanix Karbon, VMware Tanzu Mission Control and StackPath Edge Computing Containers.

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