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Solution Comparison for Deploying and Operating Public Cloud Kubernetes Services

Published: 30 October 2019

ID: G00414706

Analyst(s): Diana Petrosyan , Tony Iams , Traverse Clayton


Public cloud providers offer fully managed Kubernetes services to simplify deployment and operation of clusters for orchestrating containers. This research helps I&O technical professionals compare Kubernetes-based CaaS offerings in AWS, Azure and GCP.

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

Solution Assessments

  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses

Additional Guidance

Methodology and Criteria

  • Methodology
  • Criteria Ratings
  • Criteria Details
    • Kubernetes Version Selection and Updates
    • Available Cloud Regions
    • Consistent Operator Interface
    • Worker Node Deployment Types
    • Hybrid and Edge Deployment
    • Monitoring Integration
    • Logging Integration
    • Container Registry Service
    • Limitations in Cluster Size and Number of Deployments
    • Autoscaling Capabilities
    • Deploying Control Plane Across Multiple Availability Zones
    • Service-Level Agreement
    • Node Autorepair
    • Secure Worker Node OS
    • Identity Management
    • Network Security Functions
    • Container Content Verification
    • Compliance Standards Support
    • Storage Support
    • Virtual Network Support
    • Ingress Control

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