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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 technical support is excellent."

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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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"In the next release, I would like to have automatic dynamic scaling, both upscaling and downscaling."

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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."

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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.

Karbon is an enterprise Kubernetes management solution that simplifies provisioning, operations, and lifecycle management of Kubernetes. With Karbon running on Nutanix AHV, IT operations can deliver an end-to-end production-ready Kubernetes environment on premises with push-button simplicity while preserving a native user experience.

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China unicom, NetEase Cloud, Nav, AppDirectJetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
Top Industries
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider29%
Educational Organization5%
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Large Enterprise40%
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Kubernetes is ranked 2nd in Container Management with 8 reviews while Nutanix Karbon is ranked 4th in Container Management with 1 review. Kubernetes is rated 8.2, while Nutanix Karbon is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Kubernetes writes "Offers perfect auto-repair and automation features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Karbon writes "Health checks and management make it easy to see that everything is working properly, and the technical support is excellent". Kubernetes is most compared with VMware Tanzu Build Service, HashiCorp Nomad, Cisco Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control and StackPath Edge Computing Containers, whereas Nutanix Karbon is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, Rancher Labs, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, VMware Tanzu Mission Control and HashiCorp Nomad.

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