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IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service


IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service offers a powerful tool to automate the deployment, operation, scaling, and monitoring of containerized applications over a cluster of independent compute hosts. It combines the benefits of both Docker and Kubernetes to deliver best-in-class interactive user experience and built-in security and isolation. In addition, it provides life cycle management tools to end-users to help securely acquire Docker base images; built-in application content; and deploy, run, and manage containerized applications on Bluemix. IBM Bluemix Container Service offers 3 options for using containers in the cloud, namely, public, dedicated, and local. Containers in the public cloud are hosted on a multi-tenant host, dedicated containers reside on their own host in an IBM data center, and local containers run on the hosts in the customer’s own datacenter that IBM monitors and manages on a subscription basis.


IBM is one of the leading companies, focusing on differentiating its business portfolio by providing new capabilities. IBM’s product portfolio includes IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and other related services. The company provides a strong product portfolio by delivering secure, scalable, and reliable CaaS solutions and services.

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  • Cloud Native Applications
  • Legacy/Traditional Applications
  • Different Types of Applications
  • Multiple Cloud Providers
  • Multiple Container Registries
  • Multiple Container Runtime
  • Multiple Programming Language
  • Aggregates data across containers in a service
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Auto create events for alert triggers
  • Auto-Discovery of Containers
  • Configurable Dashboard
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  • Value Added Services
  • Focus on Product Innovation
  • Container Management and Orchestration
  • Container Montioring and Analytics
  • Container Security
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Storage and Networking
  • Support and Maintenance
  • Training and Consulting
  • Application Centric Storage
  • Application Platform Agnostic
  • Automatred Security Assessment
  • Compliance Monitoring Policy
  • Container Isolation
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IBM CORPORATION Presence in Containers as a Service
IBM is an eminent player in the CaaS market. It has been executing a strategy to transform its business, hence increasing its capabilities through strong organic strategies. The strategic intent of the company is to shift its business mix portfolio into higher margin business areas. It aims to increase its presence in higher value areas, such as services, software, and integrated solutions. As part of this shift, the company has acquired more than 140 companies since 2000, complementing and scaling its portfolio of products and offerings. The company has been adopting various organic strategies to strengthen its position in the CaaS market. As a part of the organic growth strategy, the company launched various container services to strengthen its product portfolio. For instance, in March 2017, IBM announced the launch of container service on its cloud platform, Bluemix. It would help developers to build and manage more secure and cognitive apps. IBM Bluemix Container Service uses Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration system leveraging a Docker engine. It is focused on delivering user-centric experience with features such as automated provisioning, updating, and monitoring the containers. Moreover, IBM has been investing a substantial amount of its annual revenue in the R&D. As a part of its organic strategy, the company increased its R&D investment from 6.42% in 2015 to 7.2% in 2016.


#1 Product Features and Functionality / Storage and Networking
#2 Product Features and Functionality / Security features
#3 Product Features and Functionality / Continuous Integration
#4 Product Features and Functionality / Orchestration Features
#5 Product Features and Functionality / Monitoring and Analytics


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