Install Qovery

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Scaleway (SCW)
Microsoft Azure

Managed Cluster by Qovery vs. Self-Managed - What to choose?

Qovery offers two distinct approaches to cluster management: Cluster Managed by Qovery and Self-managed Cluster. Choose Cluster Managed by Qovery if you are not familiar with Kubernetes or you don't want to bother with it and delegate infrastructure management to Qovery. Choose Self-Managed otherwise.

Here is a table to help you to choose between both:

Feature/AspectCluster Managed by Qovery (recommended)Self-Managed Cluster (advanced)
ManagementFully managed by QoverySelf-managed by the organization
ControlLimited control over Kubernetes infrastructureFull control over Kubernetes setup
Supported Cloud Service ProvidersAWS, GCP, ScalewayAll
CustomizationStandard Qovery configurationHigh customization and configuration freedom
Expertise RequiredNoneRequires Kubernetes expertise
ResponsibilityQovery is responsible for maintenanceOrganization is responsible for maintenance
Developer ExperienceStreamlined and simplifiedStreamlined and simplified (no difference)
Setup ComplexityJust a AWS, GCP or Scaleway accountRequires infrastructure and Kubernetes knowledge
Flexibility in UsageStandardized to Qovery's environmentFlexible to meet specific organizational needs
Ideal Use CaseOrganizations preferring a hands-off approachOrganizations with specific Kubernetes needs
Managed ServicesCf. list belowN/A
Managed Services

Here is the list of managed services provided by Qovery with the Kubernetes Managed by Qovery approach:

  • Vertical Pod Autoscaler
  • Cluster Autoscaler
  • CoreDNS
  • Cert-manager
  • Cert-manager Qovery Webhook
  • Nginx Ingress
  • Metrics Server
  • External DNS
  • Promtail
  • Loki
  • AWS
    • AWS EBS Driver
    • AWS Kubeproxy
    • AWS CNI
    • IAM EKS User Mapper
    • Karpenter
    • AWS Node Term Handler

A more detailed comparison is available on our blog