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Viranjan Anawaratne
Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable and stable solution

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is for infrastructure implementations - we allocate an EC2 instance and then define how many worker nodes are needed to run the application and the managed nodes.

What needs improvement?

More automation could improve the product - specifically, it would be useful to be able to shut down any IT machines that are currently not in use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for around a year and a half.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think this solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think Kubernetes is scalable in a vertical manner, depending on the type of instances in the worker mode. If you don't have resources,…

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is for infrastructure implementations - we allocate an EC2 instance and then define how many worker nodes are needed to run the application and the managed nodes.

What needs improvement?

More automation could improve the product - specifically, it would be useful to be able to shut down any IT machines that are currently not in use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for around a year and a half.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think this solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think Kubernetes is scalable in a vertical manner, depending on the type of instances in the worker mode. If you don't have resources, you can certainly add another worker node and expand the cluster.

How are customer service and support?

With the latest edition of Kubernetes, there is a concern in terms of infrastructure regarding AWS support. There is no specific contact point for issues with Kubernetes, so we have to rely on the internet and blogs in order to work out what has gone wrong. 

How was the initial setup?

The setup was not straightforward. There were certain challenges in setting up the product requiring a lot of time on proper configuration and compiling. The first time we deployed took a lot of time but now we can do it in around a week.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You don't need a license for Kubernetes, but you do have to pay for usage.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Kubernetes as ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Solution Leader - Cloud Native and Container Platform at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Easy to install, good configuration, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to orchestrate our applications. If for example, you want to use a Microservice for replication, you host it on Docker then you will need to orchestrate your application. This might include autoscaling, security, and traceability for the user.

What is most valuable?

I like the replication center and the configuration.

What needs improvement?

The dashboard, monitoring, and login need improvements.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for five years. We are using versions 1.15 and 1.20.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Kubernetes is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. This solution is being used in large…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to orchestrate our applications.

If for example, you want to use a Microservice for replication, you host it on Docker then you will need to orchestrate your application. This might include autoscaling, security, and traceability for the user.

What is most valuable?

I like the replication center and the configuration.

What needs improvement?

The dashboard, monitoring, and login need improvements.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for five years.

We are using versions 1.15 and 1.20.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Kubernetes is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution.

This solution is being used in large organizations from the financial sector.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have some experience with OpenShift and Azure.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

It can be deployed in 45 minutes to one hour.

There are several teams required for different areas that communicate with each other such as security teams, work teams, and maintenance teams. There are anywhere from five to nine people that we communicate with, who are engineers from each division.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the installation and implementation myself. I did not use the help of an integrator or consultant.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are no licensing fees.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Kubernetes an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Very efficient for resource management and easily scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "It's really scalable and efficient for resource management."
  • "It's complex to manage and requires specialists."

What is our primary use case?

We have many use cases for Kubernetes. We manage internal microservices, running MinIO from it which is a distributed storage solution. We have GitLab and many other internal tools that we've converted and set up to Kubernetes and microservices. Our users are mainly software developers who currently number around 60, but we're planning to increase to 100 users in the coming year. We are customers of Kubernetes.

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature of Kubernetes is its high availability. It's really scalable and more efficient for resource management on the bare metal server on which it runs as opposed to vSphere or pretty much anything else that we've tried before. 

What needs improvement?

The solution is still complex to manage. It requires specialists to the extent that I wouldn't be able to ask a junior employee to manage the software.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable, you can't get more scalable than Kubernetes.

How are customer service and technical support?

Kubernetes is community-based so we don't pay for support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is quite complex. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is free. 

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product but because of the management complexity I rate it eight out of 10.

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General manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A scalable solution which is easy to use and to install

What is our primary use case?

We use the latest version.  We use the solution for deployment purposes.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more stable. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable, although it could be more so. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

When it comes to technical support, overall, we have managed with the community.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

For this project, we started out with Kubernetes. We started only two years back. …

What is our primary use case?

We use the latest version. 

We use the solution for deployment purposes.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more stable. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable, although it could be more so. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

When it comes to technical support, overall, we have managed with the community.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

For this project, we started out with Kubernetes. We started only two years back.

How was the initial setup?

The solution was easy to install, although I was not involved in the process and cannot comment on how long it took. 

What about the implementation team?

There are around five people involved in the deployment and maintenance, consisting of workers and engineers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no licensing fee. The solution involves the use of an open source tool.

What other advice do I have?

There are around 300 people using the solution in my organization.

I would recommend this solution to others. 

I rate Kubernetes as a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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OmidKoushki
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Is stable and scalable, and can be used to provide distribution systems for storage

What is our primary use case?

We use Kubernetes to provide distribution systems for storage and for the control plane manager.

What is most valuable?

Kubernetes offers a lot of great features such as scalability and great portability of applications.

What needs improvement?

I think that the GUI dashboard in Kubernetes is very simple and that there are no great options. Also, it is a very simple HTML GUI. So the Kubernetes community should provide a central and better GUI for managing pods and containers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with Kubernetes for around two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Kubernetes is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. If you become a…

What is our primary use case?

We use Kubernetes to provide distribution systems for storage and for the control plane manager.

What is most valuable?

Kubernetes offers a lot of great features such as scalability and great portability of applications.

What needs improvement?

I think that the GUI dashboard in Kubernetes is very simple and that there are no great options. Also, it is a very simple HTML GUI. So the Kubernetes community should provide a central and better GUI for managing pods and containers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with Kubernetes for around two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Kubernetes is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. If you become a master in Kubernetes, you can provide great configurations to be scalable.

How was the initial setup?

I have to install Kubernetes clusters based on the machines. I spent around one hour to install a Kubernetes cluster with three servers for the master node and around 50 servers for worker nodes.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented it myself.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Kubernetes, especially, to development teams and DevOps engineers. 

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, stable and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use Kubernetes as a container management solution. We use the Kubernetes solution for security analysis on Verizon's client systems. Kubernetes container services can be used for deploying applications and they can be deployed on the path layer. You deploy Kubernetes, and inside it, you deploy VMs and application containers. If you take Cloud Foundry inside the data cells, you deploy the application and data. This is how the solution operates.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Kubernetes is…

What is our primary use case?

We use Kubernetes as a container management solution. We use the Kubernetes solution for security analysis on Verizon's client systems.

Kubernetes container services can be used for deploying applications and they can be deployed on the path layer. You deploy Kubernetes, and inside it, you deploy VMs and application containers. If you take Cloud Foundry inside the data cells, you deploy the application and data. This is how the solution operates.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Kubernetes for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Kubernetes is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

The support could be faster at resolving issues.

What about the implementation team?

We have approximately 12 workers that do the implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution requires a license to use it.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this Kubernetes to others, it is a good technology.

I rate Kubernetes an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Director Of Sales Marketing at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Great option for maintaining the containerized application and solution

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is to maintain the container orchestration. Our platform is mostly containerized and our solution needs Kubernetes because it was developed in a containerized environment. We are end-users. 

What is most valuable?

The Kubernetes cluster is easy to maintain on the container orchestration. It's very stable with outward scalability and good performance which is very important for our platform. Kubernetes is a good choice to maintain the containerized application and solution. 

What needs improvement?

Scalability is good but I'd like to see it improved with more user-friendly operability. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for about 18 months. 

What do I think about the

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is to maintain the container orchestration. Our platform is mostly containerized and our solution needs Kubernetes because it was developed in a containerized environment. We are end-users. 

What is most valuable?

The Kubernetes cluster is easy to maintain on the container orchestration. It's very stable with outward scalability and good performance which is very important for our platform. Kubernetes is a good choice to maintain the containerized application and solution. 

What needs improvement?

Scalability is good but I'd like to see it improved with more user-friendly operability. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for about 18 months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

Installation of the Kubernetes manifest file is quite straightforward. We have close to 800 users. My team has two engineers who deal with any issues. 

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend this solution and rate it 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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ASHOK YADAV
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Programmer friendly and well integrated
Pros and Cons
  • "Kubernetes' integration with AWS Lambda is great. I barely had to write any code to connect from EKS to Lambda, so Kubernetes is programmer friendly."
  • "Kubernetes could adopt UI-based approach. A UI-based approach would be really useful in the CI/CD pipeline. They should make everything a little bit more user-friendly. For example, when I'm deploying, it would be nice to load my code and be able to see which components need to be connected."

What is our primary use case?

We deploy microservices. We provide the screen namespaces. 

What is most valuable?

Kubernetes' integration with AWS Lambda is great. I barely had to write any code to connect from EKS to Lambda, so Kubernetes is programmer friendly.

What needs improvement?

Kubernetes could adopt UI-based approach. A UI-based approach would be really useful in the CI/CD pipeline. They should make everything a little bit more user-friendly.  For example, when I'm deploying, it would be nice to load my code and be able to see which components need to be connected. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Kubernetes for more than two years. 

How are customer service and support?

Kubernetes support is fine. That is not a problem.

How was the initial setup?

Deploying Kubernetes is straightforward. Some are using GitLab. However, it does take a little bit of time, and it could be faster. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licenses for Kubernetes are on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Kubernetes nine out of 10. I would recommend it.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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