Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

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Kubernetes Engine review by Ahwan K.
Ahwan K.
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"Automated orchestration, deployment and scaling of containers"

What do you like best?

Google has made the setup super easy in the Google Cloud. The user interface is very intuitive. You can manage your cluster directly through the web interface. You can scale up with a few click or set up automated scaling based on traffic and various parameters. Failover replicas make your uptime close to 100%. Load balancing is built in.

Setting up a cluster is quite easy and the combination of google container registry and kubernetes works like a charm.

What do you dislike?

Setting up a manual kubernetes cluster is a bit time consuming. The infrastructure needed to set this is a little costly.

Need more plugins for visualizations and recipes for various open source products.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get a free trial in google cloud and have a hands on with Kubenetes Engine with the free credits. Get familiar with containers, load balancer and workflows before you move on to pay for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The devops team is the main beneficiary. You can deploy production grade clusters with ease. You can promise uptime and scale once you are able to fully orchestrate. Autoscaling helps reduce your costs maintaining high uptime and low latency.

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Kubernetes Engine review by Sandipan B.
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"high-performing, flexible infrastructure that unlocks maximum efficiency"

What do you like best?

Hybrid Networking

Docker Image Support

Security and Compliance

Stateful Application Support

Integrated Logging & Monitoring

Fully Managed

OS Built for Containers

Auto Scale, Auto Upgrade, Auto Repair

Workload Portability, on-premises and cloud

Private Container Registry

What do you dislike?

A definite advantage of Kubernetes is its vast and rapid appropriation by many devops. It means that you can find lots of best practice examples posted by a huge community of users who regularly contribute to Kube knowledge. Kubernetes works with Kube-specific commands and tools, so naturally, you’ve got to spend some time to sort it out, but it’s worth it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are ready to fiddle with configuration a bit and enjoy fully customizable functionality, I’d go with Kubernetes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Kubernetes Engine runs on Container-Optimized OS, a hardened OS built and managed by Google.

Kubernetes allows you to specify how much CPU and memory (RAM) each Container needs, which is used to better organize workloads within your cluster.

What Container Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Kubernetes Engine review by Sanjay Haresh K.
Sanjay Haresh K.
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"Kubernets-definately!"

What do you like best?

Fault tolerance - It does a lot of things under the hood to handle failure.

Managing configurations - It is super easy to manage all the configurations, test them, edit them and this makes it very suitable for integrating services.

Service discovery - Automated internal DNS and service discovery make shipping service discoveries very very easy.

Single point of trust - All state is defiened using a distributed key value database. This state is represented using JSON format. This state is fully exposed using an API and server and can only be changed using this service.

What do you dislike?

Time taken for error detection - It takes more time to deploy automated fixes to bugs.

Illegible logging - A lot of logs are not understandable, difficult to decipher and filled with way too much unuseful information.

It's not easy to learn. Intensive training is required to be of a working capability. It takes months of learning and support from Google to understand how Kubernetes works.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very suitable if you're managing microservices, need service discovery and autoscale and config management then kubernetes is the tool for you. A service can be published, and all your infrastructure can be made to react to this change, load balancers, DNS servers, monitoring, create database, everything can just be monitoring the state in the API server and reconfigure themselves automatically when needed, no more need of coordinating the distribution of more configuration. This is very powerful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing microservices, service discovery, auto-scale and config management.

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Computer Software
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"Reduce the hassle of managing your service instances in production"

What do you like best?

Very easy to create, deploy and run you service in any environment (production/testing).

What do you dislike?

First time configuration can be a hassle, and over time can be "less nice" to handle

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start playing with it and you'll see its value.

Also, try to have versions in mind from day one.

First time K8s cluster creation can be a bit hard, but after that it's all smooth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deploy multiple instances of your service in testing/production became very easy.

Supporting multiple versions in parallel became very easy as well.

Basic configuration is easy and clear.

Changes the lifecycle from dev to prod - making the process of continues deployment a lot more reachable.

Testing also becomes easy because all you need to do is deploy your version with a few command lines and you can test it on your machine or on some shared environment (even in parallel to other versions).

Kubernetes Engine review by Dave J.
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"Makes managing Kubernetes clusters easy"

What do you like best?

If you want to run your own Kubernetes system from scratch, it's a lot of extra work and maintenance. I like that Google handles all of that for you. In combination with the Google Container Registry, deploying a production, stage, or even a temporary development cluster is super easy.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have more visualizations for a cluster. I know there are Kubernetes plugins to visualize the cluster but it would be great if GCP could build this into the dashboard.

I would also like to see more production ready recipes for deploying common services, like Redis, MongoDB, and so on. These things are common enough that they could be available as one-click setups.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Kubernetes originated out of Google so they have one of the best solutions for Kubernetes Infrastructure as a Service. You can always try it using the GCP free trial before you buy it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Kubernetes Engine solves our needs for container deployment and orchestration. In about a week, we were able to learn, configure, and deploy our system to Kubernetes Engine.

Kubernetes Engine review by Soporte  C.
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"Great Product"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, and happy for the on-prem offering that it was just anouched in Google Cloud 18. help teams focus on their core product without worrying about where to run it. meaning that infrastructure ha always been a pain for a small company. with this product, we do not have to care.

What do you dislike?

no dis-likes at this point from GKE . Great product

Recommendations to others considering the product

For those that want to host on-prem GKE, it will be create if there is an offering that includes Google's Hardware, so we as end users would not have to deal with other provider, and not reaching HA standards Google's product offers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

increases productivity and help teams focus on their core product without worrying about where to run it.

Kubernetes Engine review by Consultant in Computer Networking
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"Kubernetes Engine in For Cloud Offering"

What do you like best?

We choose Kubernetes for Google and Open Source Comm Support, availability of third-party integration tools, scaling and ease of use. We are happy with the choice and happy customers. The product is easy to use and very less time required for training engineering.

What do you dislike?

We love Kubernetes but our private cloud deployments are growing both in number and in size.

We doubt in future we may have switch Mesos for very high scale clusters as Kubeneter may not be able to scale that much.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Kubernetes Engine in our Cloud for Docker Container Orchestration. It is used for our Platform Offering. Our Product is HW-SW solution that provides a Private Cloud Platform with Block Storage and the Applications where the Kubernetes is used

Kubernetes Engine review by Julien L.
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"GKE feedbacks from ICES"

What do you like best?

- the easiest way to get a K8S cluster available

- the ability to update the K8S version by himself

What do you dislike?

- the price... for little project, we need to activate preemptible VM (following https://medium.com/google-cloud/using-preemptible-vms-to-cut-kubernetes-engine-bills-in-half-de2481b8e814)

- the desc is not so easy to get all working with a custom Ingress controller (Traefik) to handle url mappings and https things

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- deploy quickly new version of our product based on a microservice architecture. (Multiple nodejs)

- get something working for production and demo time (QA)

Kubernetes Engine review by Thomas H.
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"Google Kubrnetes Engine shortens our time-to-market"

What do you like best?

GKE builds on the benefits, foundation of containerized apps and services.

I particulary value the default network and cluster created for my deployments by default.

I am excited to be learning how to scale and tune these clusters while at Google Next 2018.

What do you dislike?

I wish that GKE would be available as open-source so that I could implement wherever necessary.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I intend to practice a cloud-first development strategy for my microservices and GKE makes that a natural.

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Computer Software
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"Simplified at its finest"

What do you like best?

Ever tried to stand up k8s yourself or followed Kelsey's k8s the hard way? It is no walk in the park. GKE turns all that complex installation and configuration into a task you can perform in minutes. Because it is so simple, you can focus on other components such as extending Kubernetes or even adding in integrations to your favorite components.

What do you dislike?

Can't really think of much here. Maybe make the documentation around best practices and patterns more prominent in the documentation for GKE as a whole. It is a really big space with a lot of content and architectural concerns.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Speeding up the development and operations of our products for our developers.

Kubernetes Engine review by Ravi D.
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"Google Kubernetes Engine"

What do you like best?

Good cluster manager and orchestration system for running your Docker containers.

In addition to standard Kubernetes features with GKE provides Google Cloud load balancer support for containers, a private container registry, a centralized logging solution with Google Cloud Logging, Identity and Access Management, and many other public cloud features. The user interface is very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

The engine does need more plugins for visualizations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes the process of continues deployment a lot more reachable.

Kubernetes Engine review by Matthew L.
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"Review"

What do you like best?

Kubernetes is awesome, you can run all of your container jobs in clusters and it makes it super simple for development.

What do you dislike?

If you do not know how it works, it can be a big learning curve

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving provider lock in with containers, instead of using PaaS services in different cloud platforms, we are containering as much as we can to be able to deploy anywhere

Kubernetes Engine review by Glenn E.
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"Kubernetes for Developers"

What do you like best?

GKE provides a simple and easy-to-use interface for running our suite of microservices in GCP.

What do you dislike?

Our team has had some inconsistency with the automatic node pool upgrading, although that may be due to incorrect configuation on our side.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We chose GKE for flexibility of workloads, cost-efficiency, and scalability. GKE has provided all of the above, and our client couldn't be happier!

Kubernetes Engine review by Kristy C.
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"Love all Google products"

What do you like best?

I love all google products and Kubernetes is no exception! So easy to use and navigate! I would recommend this to anyone in IT!

What do you dislike?

I haven the really found anything that I dislike about Kubernetes. Like all google products it's so easy to learn (if you know how to navigate a computer.)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for orchestrating code and my project schedules.

Kubernetes Engine review by Geoff B.
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"steep learning curve with big rewads"

What do you like best?

not having to manage my own servers and the ability to scale in response to load etc. you feel like a total badass

What do you dislike?

documentation and permissions stuff is extremely complicated and intimidating, especially for beginners. but it is rewarding once you get it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i am solving a web crawling problem as well as an ETL pipeline problem

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor in Wholesale
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"The best platform for development teams"

What do you like best?

The resiliance of this platform is amazing. We didn't have to go through all the hassle to set up this platform to get this resiliance either. It has saved us huge ammounts of time.

What do you dislike?

The costing is a bit difficult to calculate. But the platform itself is very easy and I have no complaints

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have on prem issues with keeping services/servers up and running. This platform not only gives us near 24/7 uptime. This has saved us so much issue and cost with support and getting our apps back up during critical downtime.

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"Great tool with a bit of a steep learning curve"

What do you like best?

It takes a lot of the setup and monitoring out of our hands, and provides a quick to startup sandbox to try out k8's.

What do you dislike?

There seems to be a lack of clear documentation for a lot of networking problems, like how to properly set up inter-cluster communications. I find the documentation assumes you either have zero experience, or 5 years of experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're using it to handle scaling out product globably and simply, ith autoscaling to keep costs down. It also helps with our devops enviroment to scale up and down as required.

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Kubernetes and its orchestration"

What do you like best?

Kubernetes wonderfully manages the orchestration of the containers, especially Docker. Red Hat OpenShift is one such awesome example.

What do you dislike?

the pod concepts are sometimes on the lower side as it tends to eat up the latency . It would be wonderful to have an even more sophisticated version of Master-Slave concept. EXpect a better management of containers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Maybe/maybe not

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The orchestraion of KUbernetes when combined with container offerings like Docker is a good way to fix the problems than a scattered way of organizing applications. An even ostentatious way to handle stuffs in IT world.

Kubernetes Engine review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"all google's power in a container"

What do you like best?

containers are one of the best introduction in development since virtualization. The possibilities to run them in the cloud make them the best choice in term of scalability, performance and cost saving.

What do you dislike?

The only problem with this tool is the learning curve. But this is due to the introduction of both Kubernetes and Docker.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Imho this is the best tool for containerization. Also if it should be more user friendly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software solve the problem of the portability of an application and the reproducibility of an infrastructure.

Kubernetes Engine review by Le “Grace” H.
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"Let the deployments be seamless"

What do you like best?

1. GKE uses Kubenetes

2. GKE enables management of micro-services.

3. GKE has basic UI

4. Using containers just make deployments painless. What you see on your local development machine is what you get on the production.

What do you dislike?

It took me a while to set up GKE, learn different kinds of yaml files, and the jargons of Kubernetes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deployment and hosting

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Automotive
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"GKE - Ease of deployment and management to your production grade applications"

What do you like best?

We use the containerization of the applications and the GKE engine takes care of the abstraction from Kubernetes engine which is awesome in perspective of maintenance of the apps and GitOps/SecOps/DevOps related to a production level application suite.

What do you dislike?

The whole suite needs to have more time in maturity and documentation as it is fairly new and in some occasions becomes unstable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving supplu chain and ecommerce are the areas that we use GKE. The low cost and hassle free deployments are the big benefits of a containerized application suite.

Kubernetes Engine review by Internal Consultant in Computer Software
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"Kubernetes is getting real for the Enterprise"

What do you like best?

1. Enterprise features like tracing, logging, policy based deployments

2. being able to run GKE on prem.

3. Application Resource Type

What do you dislike?

Not much. Would like to see Kubernetes moves towards Enterprise Ops Friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Application Resource type and Marketplace.

Also Use Nodepools and Policies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to understand how Ops can run applications built by Dev in Enterprise Friendly way.

Developers won't run with pagers and support phones at night. Devs are not dealing with security and performance issues in prod. So Enterprise Ops need some love here...

Kubernetes Engine review by Matt D.
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"Easy to get started with managed Kubernetes"

What do you like best?

Spin up a Kubernetes cluster without dealing with any dependencies, hosting issues, or complexity. Integrates great with gcloud and kubectl CLI

What do you dislike?

Any kind of cluster customization is unavailable since it is all managed

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting all of our internal APIs and services, easy roll back and scaling

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"It works"

What do you like best?

Easy deployment. Clean interface. Gcloud integrations with kubectl are smooth.

What do you dislike?

Key features we need don't exist. Certain architectural decisions are forced upon us by limitations of GCP as a Platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn Kubernetes, then consider whether you need GCP's management of Kubernetes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits are still to be determined. I honestly debate killing GKE and rolling our own on Computer. Other Problems: Load Balancer in other regions, Public IP required, Alpha features we need are un-usable due to the 30 day kill, Documentation is weak

Kubernetes Engine review by Nikita Z.
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"You will not do this on prem...."

What do you like best?

master and etcd management by the cloud takes away the necessity for individual management of the service

What do you dislike?

Difficult to pin point but first thing that comes to mind is pay for egress model

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

autoscalling for need, for individual services ie hpa or nodes themselves

Kubernetes Engine review by Cooper B.
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"0 to Kubernetes in no time"

What do you like best?

It made the barrier to start using k8s so low that I was able to convince a high intertia team to switch.

What do you dislike?

New features are sometimes so specific that they aren't useful

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deploying complex and compute heavy appliations using paradigms we are comfortable with

Kubernetes Engine review by Vitaliy F.
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"very good managed service that allows more transparency and cheaper than app engine"

What do you like best?

HPA and cluster autoscaling, descriptive way of setting up my environment.

What do you dislike?

certain parts of autoscaling and LB management . need to have proactive cluster autoscaling to cope with more dunnden loads

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reduced management overhead, supports MS architecure, allowing faster and more granular deployments

Kubernetes Engine review by Deepak S.
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"Excellent to manage and deploy your containerised applications."

What do you like best?

The customisations help a lot. Gives more control to users for example in logging and monitoring.

What do you dislike?

Did not find anything to dislike in particular. The product is top notch for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great support for the product and lot of starter documents to read and hit the ground running.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing and deploying our applications.

Kubernetes Engine review by Kunal V.
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"Easy Application Management and scaling"

What do you like best?

Great initial offerings and easy integration with Firebase and other google services.

What do you dislike?

A bit pricey when high usage is there. Otherwise quite a good product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pretty great all round solution! Extremely reliable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of scaling and management of container products. Less hassle of tech teams and great relaibility of Google Servers.

Kubernetes Engine review by Yitaek H.
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"Great managed service for K8"

What do you like best?

GKE takes care of all the security and networking/service discovery that we don't want to think about. It's also great about taking care of autoscaling

What do you dislike?

GKE load balancers/ingress doesn't do HTTPS redirect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to greatly lower the devops needs

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"beta quality kubernetes deployments, real fast"

What do you like best?

how easy it is to set up if you aren't using shared VPCs

What do you dislike?

how much of a pain it is to use with shared vpcs, the required public addresses for management, the inability to have auto-configured firewalls, the lack of access of internally load balanced clusters from other regions...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wait a year and check back on how GKE has been improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

app deployments company wide. there have been no benefits over our AWS kubernetes stacks at this point.

Kubernetes Engine review by Jorge B.
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"Management with Ease, along with many bells and whistles"

What do you like best?

Automated provisioning and scaling. I enjoy describing a deployment and having kubernetes provision and scale.

What do you dislike?

Complexity and the need to keep current against the need to maintain uptime.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are running all production workloads in Kubernetes, with exception of MySQL.

Kubernetes Engine review by Ricardo V.
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"Best in class, container orchestration"

What do you like best?

Kubernetes abstract the complexity of deploying and managing container applications. Google Kubernetes Engine abstract the complexity of running and managing a Kubernetes cluster.

What do you dislike?

Kubernetes (without GKE) is complicated for local development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accelerate deployments and achieve better utilization of compute resources.

Kubernetes Engine review by Vu N.
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"Great products"

What do you like best?

I like this product because of its ability to easily maintain and scales.

What do you dislike?

There wasn't anything I don't like about the product. However if the price is lower it would be great for start up to start.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backend service

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor
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"Kubernetes Engine"

What do you like best?

I am using ECS for a long time and now I am using GKE. I like the tight integration with other Google Cloud Products

What do you dislike?

There is a gap in security. The only security that GKE is offering is RBAC. I like GKE to offer more process security.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I like to run blockchain platform ly huperledger fabric in containers and port them from on cloud provider to another. I like to start with GKE for now.

Kubernetes Engine review by Adam L.
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"Great scaleable infrastructure"

What do you like best?

Dynamic scaling of multiple nodes and nodes types. Only use resources that I need at the time to run work intensive jobs.

What do you dislike?

Still struggling at times to deploy stateful services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rolling deploys of all ouf our services

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"Easy to use container platform"

What do you like best?

GKE is an excellent container orchestration platform. We use it both for development with CI/CD integrated with various IDEs and dev tools that various tems use. We also use it to reliably scale and run many production workloads.

What do you dislike?

Priving structure is a little rigid. Other platforms offer more competitive pricing especially for non-prod usage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In a move to the cloud and serverless architecture, GKE has paved the way to a reliable and robust option.

Kubernetes Engine review by Him M.
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"Most secure snf zrobudt Container ochestration tool"

What do you like best?

Integrtion with spinnkker for CI/CD

Inter service communication via estio snd its intgrtion

What do you dislike?

KOPS Compliction of installation on AWS. I wish it ws a lil more simplified like on GC

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Micro services for my Ecomm Layer

Kubernetes Engine review by Marcel R.
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"No sweat Docker"

What do you like best?

All the cluster management is taken care of

What do you dislike?

Too many long commands to type, I wish they were shorter

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The unmanageable growth of Docker usage in the enterprise. Scale and organization are so much easier.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Internet
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"private gke clusters"

What do you like best?

the network is mostly pre-configured to deal with the cluster/pod/service ip management. takes a lot of the leg work out of network management and also integrates fairly well with gcp services.

What do you dislike?

the documentation is unclear on how to manage secondary networks, if sharing is possible and what happens when collisions occurs + best practices.

the errors in stackdriver when something goes wrong with private clusters is also very ambiguous.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

microservices

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Computer Networking
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"Great product, highly extensable, good developer community "

What do you like best?

Great automation options and large developer community makes it easy to find answers.

What do you dislike?

More direct comparisons to alternatives and their differences would be helpful in documenation.

A great feature that I think woud help is network utilization as a scaling factor -- if you have a lot of cross-container communication, place those containers on the same host or at least hosts with a small path to each other.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scaling

Kubernetes Engine review by Pavel S.
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"Use k8s with GKE at work"

What do you like best?

Serverless

PaaS

Scalability

Visibility (built-in dashboard)

What do you dislike?

Linking between monitoring dashboard and Stackdriver. Better visibility in events.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More educational courses about GKE and Istio in Qwiklabs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Store and analyze test automation reports

Kubernetes Engine review by Sudish P.
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"Kubernetes"

What do you like best?

reducing the dependency, and quick deployments

What do you dislike?

nothing as of now, may be when we use more we will have ideas to share

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

microservice in our application env, continous deployment and integration

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Best k8s experience"

What do you like best?

As the creator of k8s GKE is still the best option to manage and use k8s clusters. Keeping the clusters up-to-date and the integration with the Cloud Console is the best in the industry. I can highly recommend GKE for every company big or small to use GKE for their production workloads.

What do you dislike?

Waiting for full Istio integration on GKE :-)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running micro services and ruuning ML/IA workloads.

Kubernetes Engine review by Antonio B.
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"The platform to run your applications"

What do you like best?

Multi Cloud platform, scalability, auto upgrade

What do you dislike?

Some things still needs to mature, like police management, (repositories, UI)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right n micro services. Pay only for the necessary infrastructure on demand

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"Cannot get any wasier"

What do you like best?

The web console and web text editor, integration with stackdriver monitoring

What do you dislike?

Documentation on the API is hard to navigate

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start with local kubelets and familiarize yourself with Docker containers7

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deploying SAP HANA, express edition on GKE is one of the simplest deployments possible. Logs and data are picked up automatically by the next deployment if the pod with the database crashes when using a persistent volume.

Kubernetes Engine review by Phil S.
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"simple and easy to use k8s experience"

What do you like best?

simple and easy to get started with k8s on gcp

What do you dislike?

I can't use the exact same thing on-prem or in other clouds

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

rapid and repeatable deployment of microservices

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"Moving from on prem to cloud k8"

What do you like best?

You dont have to reconfigure the machines were the cluster is running on. I can easily adapt and scale without having the hardware on prem issues (volumes being full etc)

What do you dislike?

It's a quite steep learning curve to get to know the cools. Once you get hold on gcloud it's all ok.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The support we have in house from support teams is not necessary anymore.

Kubernetes Engine review by Ahmed A.
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"Love it"

What do you like best?

The fact you guys are taking care of the heavy lifting and security

What do you dislike?

Nothing yet, will make sure to send a feedback oncee I do

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CI/CD

Kubernetes Engine review by Brecht H.
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"Kubernetes engine removes a lot of admin overhead."

What do you like best?

Kubernetes engine removes a lot of admin overhead.

What do you dislike?

Deployments with deployment manager seem to fail when the version of kubernetes has been updated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

less admin overhead

Kubernetes Engine review by Shantesh D.
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"Good container solution"

What do you like best?

On prem availability, this will allow greater flexibility to move to on cloud and adminsitration

What do you dislike?

less flexible to integrate roles from third party systems

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scalability

Kubernetes Engine review by hariharan v.
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"k8s engine"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, clear documentation and better admin options

What do you dislike?

we should have so tools or logging to expose data at the network level

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

run dockers

Kubernetes Engine review by Thomas J.
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"Phenomenal setup and accessibility"

What do you like best?

Ease of setup. I had a cluster setup within 10 minutes.

What do you dislike?

Beyond the time it takes to spinup a cluster, nothing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of deployment

Kubernetes Engine review by kalyan k.
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"Way to Go Kubernetes"

What do you like best?

ease of usage and extensibility of Kubernetes

What do you dislike?

extend to other cloud providers like aws and azure

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

on demand deployment for varied applications

Kubernetes Engine review by Consultant in Management Consulting
Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Prouction workload on k8s in a jiffy"

What do you like best?

GKE take care of the networking and security aspect very well.

What do you dislike?

Long way to go to have hybrid cloud. May be GKE on-prem for edge compute.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is good approach to start with GKE and then expand to K8S on IaaS for hybridcloud

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have lot of data which has not been consumed for not thought of value addition.

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Computer Software
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"Solid product, great platform. "

What do you like best?

I like that engine can manage my cluster system and it's easy to set up.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the logging check box feature doesnt work properly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving lots of business problems and realizing the benefits of managing the clusters based on my defined requirements.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Going well so far"

What do you like best?

Google is the industry leader in Kubernetes - they wrote it. We desire to work with the best.

What do you dislike?

We have not encountered any areas that Google hasn't come out with an alpha or beta release that resolves our concern.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using GKE to begin containerizing 3rd party applications that would otherwise be running on a VM.

Kubernetes Engine review by Steve N.
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"Efficient K8 aaS"

What do you like best?

What I like best are performance, easinesss.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is GKE is still on compute engine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Micro-services

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Best in class hosted Kubernetes solution"

What do you like best?

GKE takes care of all the hard work of maintaining a kubernetes instance.

What do you dislike?

I wish that my company had the millions of dollars of engineering time to host kubernetes in house.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have an in house container orchestration platform that we've been able to move to GKE, freeing up engineering resources from maintaining that infrastructure.

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Consumer Electronics
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"An open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of applications"

What do you like best?

Kubernetes follows the master-slave architecture.

Scalable, Flexible, Run anywhere system.

What do you dislike?

When working with Kubernetes, you have to become familiar with concepts such as pods, services, and replication controllers. A lot of learning reqd for on-boarding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it to handle networking on our own with the ambassador pattern and a bunch of scripts to automate the deployments.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Research
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"GKE Cluster Management"

What do you like best?

The ease of management and fast start up time on GKE is great and its integration with image registry and cloud image builder allow for an easy to manage deployment flow.

What do you dislike?

Intermittent issues aquiring enough VMs (especially in us-west) when autoscaling.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building and deploying microservice and datapipelines that leverage existing open source software.

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"Fast, Easy, and Good For Development"

What do you like best?

Controlled rollout of new applications (and rollbacks). Easy provisioning of DNS, Load balancing, etc. Network logging and statistics.

What do you dislike?

Remembering the appropriate commands. There are a number and I must always have a cheat sheet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deployment of Node based Javascript applications. Faster development time, faster rollbacks, easier provisioning of new environments, application level control.

Kubernetes Engine review by aniket p.
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"kubernetes benefits"

What do you like best?

its scalable, simple, easy, extensible, cloud ready

What do you dislike?

lack of enterprise readiness, partner integrations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

app modernization

Kubernetes Engine review by Internal Consultant
Internal Consultant
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"GKE review"

What do you like best?

Worry free k8s cluster management for our production workload.

What do you dislike?

GKE clusters only recently can be added to shared vpc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Worry free cluster management for our api gateway that we use to expose our internal and external apis. Operational work on these clusters are minimal and they can focus on other areas.

Kubernetes Engine review by Internal Consultant
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"GKE - For production use"

What do you like best?

Simple to spin up an teardown the services, However, at times, have noticed that it takes a while shutdown the pods.

What do you dislike?

Masternode contains public IP, We dont want any Public IP exposed to internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it for ML building and ML serving for our product

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"Good user interface "

What do you like best?

Beautiful UI for the GCP dashboard, intuitive interaction, easy to calculate and predict bills

What do you dislike?

Too much security settings, could be either good or bad from many perspectives, but to me, it's a little to much

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy and rapid CICD process, clean and effective deploying codes or images.

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Moved from GCE to GKE"

What do you like best?

We moved from GCE VMs to Kubernetes. Kubernetes gives us amazing flexibility with how we deploy and deliver our platform.

What do you dislike?

The online documentation is sometimes out of date.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Kubernetes has enabled our whole CI/CD platform. We're now able to push out releases within minutes rather than hours.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"Great"

What do you like best?

It seems to best in the market with level of ease and orchestration.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much to dislike, but sometimes cloud shell will behave weirdly due to connectivity issues

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently we are in discussions to use it and I am doing pox on it

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"Quick, easy, powerful - but with all the customization you need"

What do you like best?

Provisioning Kubernetes clusters quickly and easy. Having Google's CREs onboard.

What do you dislike?

Configuration management can be rather tedious and cumbersome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scalability has been easier than ever.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Retail
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"Kubernetes Engine is awesome"

What do you like best?

I am able to manage my Kubernetes clust using various tools like Spinnaker and Istio

What do you dislike?

There are a ton of instances that get spinned up when using GKE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing multiple vms and esxi hosts. we can move much of our workload into the cloud.

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"Great Managed Service"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that I don't directly need to manage nodes in the cluster

What do you dislike?

Complexity of deploying a kubernetes cluster is higher than deploying an ECS cluster, which is where we migrated from. Once it's running, the admin is lower.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scalable REST APIs

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"The best Kubernetes environment for enterprise with openness"

What do you like best?

With being open in all technology used in GKE, it gives us transparency and we do not have to get worried about any breakdown.

What do you dislike?

I don't have problems to say at this moment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy lift and shift from legacy systems.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Review about Kubernetes"

What do you like best?

It works as the fastest container engine so far. I work Kubernetes with Docker and running multiple applications.

What do you dislike?

Managing containers are not too much quick and fast.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I want Kubernetes to be approaches to many more open source community.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"GKE - production grade service"

What do you like best?

- Fast spin up

- CI?CD and other tooling including monitoring support

What do you dislike?

cross-cluster multi-cloud cmulti-vendor support not yet there

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Way better than managing a Cloudfoundry cluster which is just a nightmare to debug when things go wrong.

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"User friendly with lot of examples and labsT"

What do you like best?

The platform is extremely stable. The realibility and high availability amazes me. Use of Jenkins for CICD for deployuments.

What do you dislike?

As I am exploring, I dont have anything to share.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Containerization]

Microservices for REST APIS]

Logging and Auditing

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor in Telecommunications
Executive Sponsor in Telecommunications
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"Faster time to market with Kubernetes"

What do you like best?

Ease of deployment with string integration in existing CI/CD devops chain.

What do you dislike?

There is not anything major to dislike. Stronger integration will help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent tool to easy your orchestration and deployment journey

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time to market, lesser platform dependency.

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"GKE is swesome "

What do you like best?

I like the fact that with GKE you can instanitate many PODS quickly and extend the functionality as well

What do you dislike?

Would like it to be more user friendly and be able to be extended easily

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deoploying microservices

Kubernetes Engine review by Consultant
Consultant
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"Love the Managed K8S"

What do you like best?

Managed service for k8s, auto scaling of the pods to support demand.

What do you dislike?

User Interface for admin of cluster can be improved, not much else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DevOps for ML for clients who want a cloud provider agnostic solution

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"User friendly Container Management"

What do you like best?

It"s an intuitive solution to work with Kubernetes. It"s easy to setup a container.

What do you dislike?

Currently I"m totally satisfied with the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Test it with a small container first.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scale business logic without load problems.

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"GKE Usage"

What do you like best?

Very user friendly, and lots of capabilities that will help us move to GCP.

What do you dislike?

None so far that I can think of. Have to explore a bit more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moving to Cloud Native Global platform

Kubernetes Engine review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"wana keaen more about it .. its deplouyment "

What do you like best?

no expert skill sets required , easy to learn move you micro services to production.

What do you dislike?

depend on community support need more professional services required.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check what dockers to offer

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CI / CD for devops

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"Great service but, needs to catch up with existing updates"

What do you like best?

Stable offering but it needs providing sufficient capability to deploy prod apps

What do you dislike?

There is a considerable lag between the existing tech updates and current offering ith GKE

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transforming legacy apps to containerized apps

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor in Retail
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"Best cloud runtime"

What do you like best?

Ease of spin up in a secure environment, scaling speeds.

What do you dislike?

The support and service around GCP, particularly in a legacy enterprise setting, is abysmal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A generic, portable application runtime that spans globally.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"advanced and elastic container solution"

What do you like best?

very well manageable. easy to scale up or down. Fully autmoation for opeartion. Easy and reliable to deploy, update etc.

What do you dislike?

big and steep learning cure. so many conceptions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

service scability

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"Kubernetes"

What do you like best?

easy to manage the clusters. we are using in the phase of testing.

What do you dislike?

nothing so far, we are in the phase of testing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are in early phase of testing

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor
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"Cloud Agnostic, easy to use"

What do you like best?

cloud agnostic, easy to use, it's great for security, config management, consistency, and automation

What do you dislike?

Training and best practice materials could be improved

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

deploy SaaS solutions across cloud environments

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"Use it"

What do you like best?

Yeasy to set up. No reason to do it any other way

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike, this makes life easier managing containers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes life easier managing containers.

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Great Product"

What do you like best?

The ease to deploy applications across multi clouds.

What do you dislike?

Needs more for handling configurations. overall it is a decent product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Healthcare applications for high availbility and maximizing resource usage

Kubernetes Engine review by Consultant
Consultant
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"K8 rev"

What do you like best?

the ease of deploying containers and management

What do you dislike?

the time major vendors are taking to get up to speed with K8's with their product offering.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scalability and devops

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"Useability of GKE and its scale"

What do you like best?

Simple nature of setup, the cli integration between gcloud service accounts and then kubectl etc

What do you dislike?

needs better support for istio and multicloud connectivty

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

portable applications between clouds

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor
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"GKE is the Kubernetes Enterprise Edition"

What do you like best?

It's the best implmentation of Kubernetes.

What do you dislike?

Gets a little expensive at times, but there are decent work arounds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it to replace an on premise Mesos/Marathon implementation.

Kubernetes Engine review by Executive Sponsor in Banking
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"GKE Review"

What do you like best?

Closest platform service that aligns to CNCF

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular. Istio mesh would be nice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are not using this in production in my current company.

Kubernetes Engine review by Consultant
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"Easy and simplify kubernetes and just be focus on your app"

What do you like best?

the fastly evolutivity of product and the master management by google

What do you dislike?

nothing but i m q big fan of this solution

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

master management was solved

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"Intuitive"

What do you like best?

intuitive CLI / Shell usage. easy commands.

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I can think of. But monitoring and visualization can be improved

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

application development and scaling

Kubernetes Engine review by Consultant
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"Awesome!!"

What do you like best?

we didn't have any major issues. Minor kinks were worked out.

What do you dislike?

Really not much. We had trouble recruiting people with advanced skillset

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Container management

Kubernetes Engine review by Consultant in Management Consulting
Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Awesomesauce"

What do you like best?

autoscaling clusters, easier to use then AWS EKS

What do you dislike?

nothing really, the UI for google cloud in general feels a little unintuitive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

auto-scaling with load

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"I had limited experience but from what I've seen I like"

What do you like best?

how well it works on gcp, with cloud registry and cloud build

What do you dislike?

I have nothing to complain about, its better than openshift

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scalability

Kubernetes Engine review by Administrator
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"I like GKE"

What do you like best?

Its the best version of k8s on a cloud provider

What do you dislike?

A better way to ensure seemless upgrades

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

container optimization and service optimization

Kubernetes Engine review by User in Entertainment
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"was easy to get started and launched"

What do you like best?

autoscale capability across multiple containers

What do you dislike?

Kubeflow support may need some improvements. It is still at its infancy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manage container at scale

Kubernetes Engine review by User
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"My GKE feedback"

What do you like best?

The automation capabilities, dev ops friendly

What do you dislike?

very cryptic and limited help in certain features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Devops automation and web based applications

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