Kubedex, a top destination to discover, compare and share Kubernetes Applications, recently shared an interesting, and self-described “brutal” article comparing cloud-hosted Kubernetes providers.

A screenshot of the Google sheet comparing GKE, AKS, and EKS.

True to his promise of a “brutal comparison,” the author was unsparing in his criticism of Microsoft AKS – “if the company I’m working for decided to migrate to Azure I’d find a new job.”

Kubedex’s final recommendation?  “Go with Google GKE whenever possible. If you’re already on AWS then trial EKS but it doesn’t really give you that much currently. You may be better off looking at Kops or some other cloud installer until they add managed workers and other integrations.”

We found this particularly interesting because in July Google introduced commercial Kubernetes applications in their GCP Marketplace and DivvyCloud was proud to be included as a launch partner.

That made it even easier for customers to deploy DivvyCloud to mitigate security and compliance risk while embracing the dynamic, self-service nature of Kubernetes. Now our customers can govern their container environments running on AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).  They use DivvyCloud to monitor, apply policy, and take action on six resource types: Containers, Pods, Ingress, Node, Deployments, and Services. For the first time, customers can gain a holistic view of their cloud container infrastructure and apply policies across all the related and support elements (e.g., IAM and underlying or related cloud infrastructure).

Whether you agree with the author’s opinions or not, DivvyCloud’s software covers all three cloud-hosted Kubernetes providers and enables organizations to achieve continuous security governance of their container infrastructure.  Interested in learning more? Get your free trial of DivvyCloud or speak with a DivvyCloud expert today!

If interested in learning about deploying Kubernetes, check out our article “Deploying Kubernetes Across Multiple Clouds.


DivvyCloud mitigates security and compliance risk by providing virtual guardrails for security, compliance, and governance to customers embracing the dynamic, self-service nature of public cloud, and container infrastructure. Customers like General Electric, Discovery Communications, and Fannie Mae run DivvyCloud’s software to achieve continuous security governance in cloud and container environments (AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba, and Kubernetes).  First, our software performs real-time, continuous discovery of infrastructure resources allowing customers to identify risks and threats. Second, customers can implement out-of-the-box or custom cloud-native policy guardrails that identify and alert on violations. Third, we automate the enforcement and remediation of these policies.