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[Updated] Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise Kubernetes Solutions

A Comparison of VMware Tanzu, Google Anthos, Red Hat OpenShift, Rancher, and Platform9 Managed Kubernetes

In just a few years, Kubernetes has rapidly emerged as the de-facto open-source standard for container orchestration. Numerous Kubernetes products have emerged recently making it difficult to compare their offerings.

Here’s a high-level view of how five leading solutions in the market namely VMware Tanzu, Google Anthos, Red Hat OpenShift (now part of IBM), Rancher (now part of SUSE), and Platform9 Managed Kubernetes compare when considered along two critical dimensions that impact enterprises the most: operational complexity and lock-in.

This guide describes the factors that lead to operational complexity and lock-in and 19 detailed capabilities to consider while evaluating an enterprise Kubernetes platform and to what extent each of the above leading solutions deliver these capabilities including:

  • Provisioning of Kubernetes Clusters
  • High Availability and Healing
  • Deployment Models Supported
  • Prerequisites and Operating System Requirements
  • Monitoring and Operations Management
  • Multi-cluster Management
  • And more!

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