Compare openshift vs. D2iQ Compare openshift vs. D2iQ

Detailed Feature Comparison

Multi and Hybrid Cloud Image

Thoroughly Tested Enterprise-Grade and Integrated Cloud Native Stack

Architecture is meant to give you options, but Red Hat OpenShift is a “walled garden.” Although they provide a cloud-native stack, you can’t make any customizations or swap any services with ones you prefer or need, inhibiting your freedom of choice.

Unlike Red Hat OpenShift, DKP maximizes customer choice and options. It enables the entire CNCF ecosystem by embracing standard interfaces, such as networking, logging, monitoring, and more, allowing customers to choose the best innovation to fit their objectives and not restricting them to specific apps or single proprietary solutions. And because DKP is compatible with upstream, it can also help future proof your deployments, which can be very hard to do with a proprietary architecture.

Everything is pure open-source and works out-of-the-box so you can manage Kubernetes independently and harness the innovation of the open-source community, without the fear of lock-in.
Enterprise-Grade Cloud Native Stack

Multi and Hybrid Cloud, On-Prem, Bare Metal, Edge, and Air-Gapped Capabilities

Enterprises require a flexible Kubernetes solution that enables innovation on the infrastructure of their choosing.

Because getting the full benefit of Red Hat OpenShift relies on using their proprietary APIs and CLI, moving containerized workloads across different environments and clouds is incredibly difficult without some degree of re-engineering or an additional cost burden.

DKP helps businesses reach operational excellence by implementing a cloud agnostic approach. We provide a stable, reliable, and scalable environment that is consistent across different infrastructures, including multi-and hybrid-cloud, edge, on-prem, bare metal, and air-gapped environments, which means tremendous flexibility to deliver success where you need it, now and in the future.

This versatility ensures that software developed on one type of infrastructure will work the same wherever it is run.
Unmodified Open Source Adoption

Unmodified Open Source (OSS) Adoption

The promise of Kubernetes is that it’s supposed to be open, that it runs in most environments, and that it can be integrated with hundreds of third-party applications that all work well together.

However, Red Hat OpenShift’s products rely on proprietary APIs and CLIs in order to get full Red Hat OpenShift functionality, which creates lock-in. And it only runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, another source of lock-in.

With DKP,  you don’t have to worry about proprietary extensions. It’s built on pure upstream open-source Kubernetes for an out-of-the-box, production-ready experience—no modifications that cause things to break. So you have the freedom to leverage ongoing open-source innovation, immune to the lock-in of proprietary solutions.
obust Cloud-Native Data Workloads

Rapid Time-to-Value

Delivering a production-grade Kubernetes solution is no easy feat and requires significant time, expertise, and resources.

Although Red Hat OpenShift offers an open-source container platform, it’s very hard and time-consuming to get into production and often requires extensive and expensive professional services engagements (something Red Hat OpenShift owner, IBM, specializes in). In addition, they provide a large number of different options which can be complex to navigate and implement without professional services support.

Organizations that are looking to get Kubernetes in production as quickly and easily as possible end up spending an immense amount of time to ensure enterprise-grade readiness. DKP provides the technology services and support to get customers into production fast.

DKP is built on pure upstream open-source Kubernetes and leverages an infrastructure-as-code declarative approach out-of-the-box. With a fully automated Kubernetes deployment, you can get up and running quickly and be ready for production with the necessary Day 2 operational tools built in.
Lowest TCO

Lowest TCO

Investing in a Kubernetes platform is a cost endeavor, but Red Hat OpenShift is very expensive. In fact, their pricing is 2-3 times or more expensive than other leading competitor products. When you combine Red Hat OpenShift’s price with how hard and time-consuming it is to get into production, it can leave a ton of value on the table for the enterprise.

DKP provides deep expertise, market-leading technology and automation that radically simplifies the development and operations needed for enterprise Kubernetes in production at scale. With DKP, customers can leverage the flexibility, scalability, and innovation of Kubernetes and its supporting cloud-native services in a fraction of the time and cost of other approaches.

With D2iQ’s focus on successful Day 2 operations, you can get to market faster with a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
CNCF Certified Training Partner

CNCF Certified Training Partner

Technology alone doesn’t ensure success in production at scale, you need the right training services to enable your Kubernetes journey.

While Red Hat OpenShift offers training options, they focus more on enabling developers than ensuring Day 2 success of enterprise-grade production applications, making it difficult to navigate the complex web of open-source technologies needed to make Kubernetes production ready.

D2iQ is a Certified Kubernetes Training Partner (KTP) and delivers instructor-led courses that can equip you with the skills and knowledge to successfully plan, build, and operate on Day 2 in production, both for Kubernetes and its supporting cloud native applications. With DKP, you have all of the resources you need to train at scale and get things done better, faster, and in less time.
Independent Solution Provider

Independent Solution Provider

While there is no guarantee that a Kubernetes solution won’t be acquired, make sure the platform itself doesn’t lock you in if you want to keep vendor independence.

Now that Red Hat OpenShift has been acquired by IBM, will they be able to keep their cloud-native promise? With a corporate focus on the revenue provided by enterprise licenses and large service agreements, will IBM slow innovation and reduce investment? And what are the potential risks that your enterprise is locked-in to the IBM Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem?

As the only independent Kubernetes provider, we understand the value of vendor independence. That’s why we built a platform on pure upstream open-source Kubernetes so you’re not beholden to our products.

Our independence gives us the ability to focus on the success of our customers, while always keeping Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) top of mind.