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"Some of the primary features we leverage in the platform have to do with how we manage the cluster configurations, the properties, and the auto-scalability. These are the features that definitely provide value in terms of reducing overhead for the developers.""Red Hat's security throughout the stack and software supply chain is good. It is a lightweight operating system. You don't have to worry about the security patches on the system. You can update the entire environment with security patches, which is a nice feature.""Openshift is a very developer-friendly product.""The auto scalability feature, which is based on smart agendas, determined from pre-prepared rules is the most valuable feature. You can also create different routes for deployment. Deployment types can be provided with an identifier, such as an ARB deployment. This really helped in rolling out releases without disrupting services for the end-users."

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"The solution has a lot of good features, such as you can access the console and edit through the GUI. The dashboard and the UI are designed well, user-friendly, and easy to manage, and access.""A great UI with very good integrations.""The scalability potential is very good.""The solution is stable."

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Cons
"The solution needs to introduce open ID connect integration for role-based access control.""It has an option to install OpenShift without connecting it to the Internet. We tried this, but it was very hard. We couldn't manage to use that option. We wanted to use it offline for installations, updates, upgrades, etc., but we didn't find the offline installation and updates easy. This could be better.""From a networking perspective, the routing capability can be matured further. OpenShift doesn't handle restrictions on what kind of IPs are allowed, who can access them, and who cannot access them. So it is a simple matter of just using it with adequate network access, at the network level.""With the recent trend of cloud-native, fully managed serverless services, I don't see much documentation about how a customer should move from on-prem to the cloud, or what is the best way to do a lift-and-shift. Even if you are on AWS OCP, which is self-managed infra services, and you want to use the ROSA managed services, what is the best way to achieve that migration? I don't see documentation for these kinds of use cases from Red Hat."

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"Could be more intuitive.""We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated.""The solution could improve by adding more features in the dashboard, such as monitoring, scanning, and security. This would be a great benefit."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"OpenShift with Red Hat support is pretty costly. We have done a comparison between AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Services) which provides fully managed services from AWS. It's built on open-source-based Kubernetes clusters and it is much cheaper compared to Red Hat, but it is a little expensive compared to ECS provided by AWS."

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"There is an annual subscription. The price of the solution should be cheaper and have better pricing flexibility.""The solution is free and open source but there is a fee for support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Red Hat Openshift is ideal for organizations using microservices and cloud environments. I like that the platform is auto-scalable, which saves overhead time for developers. I think Openshift can be a… more »
Top Answer: Red Hat's security throughout the stack and software supply chain is good. It is a lightweight operating system. You don't have to worry about the security patches on the system. You can update the… more »
Top Answer: It has an option to install OpenShift without connecting it to the Internet. We tried this, but it was very hard. We couldn't manage to use that option. We wanted to use it offline for installations… 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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Overview

Red Hat® OpenShift® offers a consistent hybrid cloud foundation for building and scaling containerized applications. Benefit from streamlined platform installation and upgrades from one of the enterprise Kubernetes leaders.

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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Edenor, BMW, Ford, Argentine Ministry of Health
Albert Heijn, Bell, BMC, Samsung, WindStream, Johnson & Johnson
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about OpenShift Container Platform vs. Rancher Labs and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

OpenShift Container Platform is ranked 2nd in Container Management with 4 reviews while Rancher Labs is ranked 4th in Container Management with 4 reviews. OpenShift Container Platform is rated 9.0, while Rancher Labs is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of OpenShift Container Platform writes "Completely removes overhead for our developers in terms of managing orchestration of Kubernetes clusters". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rancher Labs writes "Easy to scale with good capabilities, however, it could be easier to use". OpenShift Container Platform is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Nutanix Karbon, Amazon EKS, HPE Ezmeral Container Platform and Cisco Container Platform, whereas Rancher Labs is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, VMware Tanzu Build Service, Nutanix Karbon, HashiCorp Nomad and Amazon EKS. See our OpenShift Container Platform vs. Rancher Labs report.

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