Kubernetes deployment on Jelastic: a fully automated solution
What Is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes is an open-source project that automates deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It aims to provide a platform for automating deployment, operations, and scaling of containerized applications. To give you a better idea of what Kubernetes does and why it is important in development today, we’ll take a closer look at what exactly Kubernetes is and how it fits into your software development strategy. The technology behind Kubernetes is very complex; however, all you really need to know about it can be understood by looking at some key features. Key features like automated deployments, horizontal scaling of services through replication controllers, service discovery using DNS-based services or API server extensions (e.g., Custom Resource Definitions), application health monitoring, networking across different hosts/instances/containers using Weave Net (port forwarding), self-healing clusters with etcd distributed key value store. Sounds complicated? Actually not! All these things are already supported by Jelastic PaaS so there is no need to worry about configurations or setups.
Why Choose Jelastic Platform?
For many, Kubernetes deployment can be a daunting task. If you have experience with complex configurations or are trying to scale horizontally, hosting Kubernetes on dedicated hardware is likely your best option. But if you’re just looking for a managed Kubernetes service, nothing beats Jelastic Hidora Platform. Our PaaS platform provides an easy way to deploy containerized applications without having to worry about scaling or maintenance of your cluster. This means there’s no more need to keep track of how much memory each pod needs, manage port forwarding rules or allocate storage space. You can spend all that time doing what matters—building something truly special. And that’s exactly what our customers do day in and day out—the key to their success!
How Does It Work?
Rancher takes advantage of Kubernetes’ built-in deployment, scaling and monitoring components. Combined with our latest integration for Hidora , users can deploy clusters in just a few clicks, monitor them via Grafana dashboards and scale out or in to handle varying workloads. Once you’ve started using Rancher to control your Kubernetes cluster, you may want to take advantage of one of its many features like rolling updates, granular permissions or metrics collection. We made it easy to provision these features by making all of them available as add-ons that are automatically installed when deploying your cluster.
How to deploy Kubernetes on Jelastic?
The most efficient way to get started with Kubernetes is using an automated solution. With all possible tools integrated into Jelastic, deploying Kubernetes environment has never been simpler. The solution is designed for automatic scaling with pay-per-use pricing model. This can be easily accomplished by creating a custom Kubernetes cluster and adding required services, while a single click deploys everything in it. Additionally, users are provided with full access to their servers and given total control over clusters they create including server configurations and billing details. All existing web applications can be hosted on the cluster created through Rancher 2 and automatically configured by Grafana monitoring application as well as Prometheus real-time performance tracking tool which comes bundled together with other utilities. There is also Jaegger that enables users to measure application’s behavior and data pipeline applications enabling better management of microservices architectures for cloud native app development across different infrastructures, environments or containers.
Matthieu Robin is CEO at Hidora, an experienced strategic leader, a former system administrator who had managed and configured more environments manually than anyone on the planet and after understanding that it could be done in several clicks established Hidora SA. He regularly speaks at conferences and helps companies to optimize business processes using DevOps. Follow him on Twitter.