Google Kubernetes Engine Overview

Google Kubernetes Engine is the #9 ranked solution in our list of Container Management software. It is most often compared to Trend Micro Deep Security: Google Kubernetes Engine vs Trend Micro Deep Security

What is Google Kubernetes Engine?

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.

Google Kubernetes Engine is also known as GKE.

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Philips Lighting, Alpha Vertex, GroupBy, BQ

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What users are saying about Google Kubernetes Engine pricing:
  • "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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CTO at Translucent Computing Inc
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Extremely scalable, easy to setup, and has good machine learning

What is our primary use case?

We have everything in Kubernetes. We're basically moving everything from the cloud into Kubernetes - inverting the cloud. We have all that built for the CIT pipeline and have our tools within the cluster. This is to support application development. The application side is always within the cluster. We have a security cluster. So everything is there. We have a database within the cluster as well. We don't need a managed database. There's a cloud database due to the fact that we use Kubernetes database. Everything goes into the cluster. It makes it easy for us to be consistent across different… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The deployment of the cluster is very easy."
  • "Our critique is that we have to do too much work to get the cluster production-ready."

What other advice do I have?

We're actually certified as well Kubernetes vendor. We're using version 1.19. The most up-to-date is 1.20. We're never on the latest version, we're always like a version behind, or even two versions behind, to give them time to sort through their issues. We're using 1.19 in both Azure's, Google Cloud's, and EKS, however, EKS might be two versions behind, maybe. Most of the time we're deploying in, as a private cluster within the cloud. It's isolated from public infrastructure. That's for security reasons. We don't want our cluster to be exposed to the public internet. We also have a hybrid…
Vaisakh Tr
Chief Technology Officer at Prophaze
Consultant
Top 10Leaderboard
Offers instantaneous scaling up features, RAM and hard disks are easy to scale

What is our primary use case?

This is Prophaze deployed in Kubernetes. So we have a Kubernetes. For example, Uber, they have all their sectors deployed in Kubernetes. There should be a native production for Kubernetes. We can have a separate cloud security solution for Kubernetes. Your solution has to be in Kubernetes. Because it should be a Kubernetes solution. So the WAF, in general, can be deployed in Kubernetes as a network solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The scalability is the best feature."
  • "It needs to support load balancing."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody considering this solution is to understand that you need to have everything ready before implementation. You need to have a migration strategy. I would rate Google Kubernetes Engine an eight out of ten.
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DimaDorofeyev
Senior DevOps/Build Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 10
Easy to control and manage containers at all levels and is easy to create CD

What is our primary use case?

Kubernetes Engine is a platform that spins off applications so they can be run at scale at a high level. We are currently migrating from on-premises to the cloud version.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

Management and deployment of a lot of containers could be very easy. It saves us time. I think Kubernetes is really a fast developing and easy to use platform. I would probably rate it as nine out of ten since it does have a little bit of room for improvement.
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