How Palette compares

There are many Kubernetes management platforms out there.
But only Palette was built for production-ready scale.

If you’re looking for a Kubernetes management platform, you’ve come to the right place.

Spectro Cloud Palette is a new breed of Kubernetes management platform, designed to help you manage your clusters: in any environment, at any
scale.

Unlike products such as Rancher and Tanzu that you may be familiar with, our platform can scale effortlessly. We give you more choice of where to deploy your clusters, and which software integrations you use to build your stack.

We back it all with the robust security, governance and day 2 operations capabilities that businesses like yours need when you’re running Kubernetes in production.

We compared Palette to other solutions like Rancher and nothing came close. It’s one thing building a cluster, but quite another managing multiple production clusters on an ongoing basis. That’s where Palette excels.

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Vernon Osborne
Solution Architect
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Thousands of clusters with no performance degradation or management overhead.

Requires individual management server configuration dependent on the number of clusters.

Requires individual management cluster configuration for each platform.

Cluster Profiles support public cloud, cloud managed K8s services, bare metal and virtualized DCs and edge clusters, managed as one.

Manual self-hosting option only for cloud.

No bare metal support.

Manage Kubernetes, infrastructure and app integrations consistently and declaratively — including bare metal and edge OS.

No management for add-on layers/integrations, such as service mesh, security, login, authentication, etc.

No management for add-on layers/integrations, such as service mesh, security, loggint, authentication, etc.

Repeatable Cluster Profiles, reconciliation checks and self-healing every hour or on demand across the full stack.

No concept of templates or repeatability. No reconciliation loops to enforce desired state.

Self-healing only for infrastructure layers.

Our full-stack approach takes away the pain of managing servers and operating systems and our edge approach is almost “plug-n-play”, simple as scanning a QR code on your server. Literally.

OS needs to be managed separately for bare metal and edge environments.

No bare metal support, edge is based on infra-heavy virtualized approach.

Choose from 50+ out-of-the-box integrations, all pre-validated for interoperability, including a range of leading K8s distributions and OSs — all declaratively managed as part of Cluster Profiles.

Open source approach but no no management awareness of add-on layers/integrations, such as service mesh, security, loggint, authentication, etc. No validation.

Limited choice of integrations.

Deploy add-on layers on top of existing clusters, perform advanced Day 2 ops like cost optimization or deploy Palette Virtual Clusters and when you are ready to convert your clusters, do it with a few clicks with no risk of downtime.

Manual backup/restore process to migrate clusters. Day 2 operations tools require manual install.

Manual backup/restore process to migrate clusters. Only basic Day 2 operations.

Upgrades, backup/restore, patching, usage quotas, cost controls and compliance tests, all natively integrated with zero manual work required.

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Day 2 tools require manual install.

Limited Day 2 tools (some require additional licensing).

Real zero-trust architecture, granular RBAC, immutable distro, hardened clusters, native security scans.

All-or-nothing” RBAC option, no concept of zero-trust security.

Basic security approach and tools.

24x7 with solution support covering your full stack, from the distro, to the OS, to any integration you use.

24x7 with solution support covering your full stack, from the distro, to the OS, to any integration you use.

24x7 with solution support covering your full stack, from the distro, to the OS, to any integration you use.

Rating

“Palette will completely transform how you provision and manage your workloads. It has been easy to implement and does what it says on the box. Nothing compares.”

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