OpenShift Features and Their Kubernetes Counterparts

A while ago we looked at Kubernetes vanilla and OpenShift to try to figure out when to use which solution. In this post we will take a closer look at the alternatives available and why you may want to go through the hassle of setting things up in Kubernetes rather than relying on built in OpenShift functionality.

There is a reason why OpenShift includes a lot of functionality on top of what Kubernetes provides out of the box. It is simply needed in many cases. So why would you choose Kubernetes then? Why invest time and money on setting up tools needed to run your cluster? Read on to find out!
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OpenShift or Kubernetes vanilla – What do you need?

Container orchestration is moving from hype to mainstream quickly, with Kubernetes leading the charge. We have seen a lot of progress and exciting additions this year. But as the field matures, the requirements on the surrounding ecosystem also raise. It is not enough to “just” do container orchestration. You also need a logging solution, metrics collection, ingress support etc… Now the question arises: should you do this yourself or utilize an existing solution, like OpenShift?

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Cloud Auto-scaling Comparison 2015

Cloud Auto-scaling depicted using connected cogs inside a cloud

In this post, we survey the offerings from major players in the cloud auto-scaling and see how they compare to each other, and to our own product, the Elastisys Cloud Platform. We have chosen to include both cloud infrastructure providers, who have native auto-scaling functionality to offer, and cloud auto-scaling-specific companies in our comparison.

The Contenders

In our comparison, we include the three major public cloud infrastructure providers: Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure. We also include cloud auto-scaling-specific companies: RightScale and Scalr.

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