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Kubernetes for application orchestration

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Kubernetes is the de-facto technology for application orchestration in the modern cloud infrastructure. Kubernetes works on all common cloud platforms and all the biggest cloud providers have their own Kubernetes service available, such as GKE from Google or EKS from Amazon.

Certified Kubernetes Administrators, like our guys, know the ins and outs of the tool and can implement it with experience. Our team is also experienced with Rancher and OpenShift, our current favourite technologies for managing Kubernetes clusters.

Kubernetes for efficient and
fault tolerant infrastructure

Having multiple static environments running on manually provisioned machines will leave you with a complex, hard to update and costly infrastructure. Orchestrating your application containers in clusters and running clusters with Kubernetes enable efficiency, scalability, fault tolerance and cost-efficiency. With Kubernetes, you only need one cluster with co-located applications on the same machines reducing the cost of hardware.

Kubernetes for scalability and reliability

Kubernetes is one tool to manage several distributed applications. This allows for a flexible architecture that integrates nicely with modern must-have features, such as a CI /CD pipeline and autoscaling which will, again, save you in costs while also improving user experience.

With Kubernetes, you will have high availability as applications are self-healing, distributed to multiple machines, and load balancing. You will also have zero downtime due to rolling automated updates and roll-backs as a back-up when a major incident occurs.

Kubernetes architecture

Kubernetes architecture has a few basic components to start with. Firstly, there must be at least two machines: a master node that manages everything in the cluster, and one or more worker nodes. Nodes can be virtual or physical machines, depending on the setup and cloud provider. Each node has different services running.

Kubernetes and docker, great together

Every node needs a container runtime (usually Docker), a kubelet and a kube-proxy. Kubelet is the agent that makes sure that containers are running in Pods. Kube-proxy maintains networking between Pods. Pods are the basic units of Kubernetes, and contain one or more containers. There are also Deployments that consist of Pods and ReplicaSets.

Getting started

Though Kubernetes has a logical architecture and relatively easy installation - at least if you choose to use it with a service provider - setting up Kubernetes properly and making it do your bidding is not easy. We have Certified Kubernetes Administrators to help you out.

Hungry for more info about kubernetes?

Check out our blog for writings about Kubernetes: case stories of our projects as well as insights into and instructions on Kubernetes architecture, how to get started with Kubernetes,how to install and configure Kubernetes clusters, and how to deploy and manage sample applications in Kubernetes clusters.

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UpCloud and Montel – Partnership to bring Kubernetes to Cloud Natives

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5 Steps to Efficient Cloud Infrastructure

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Kubernetes and its ecosystem

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Kubernetes cluster management with Rancher

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Cloud DevOps services

Montel Cloud DevOps service portfolio encompasses the whole infrastructure modernisation journey. Apart from Kubernetes setup and management, we offer cloud migration, containerisation, and an automated CI/CD pipeline, on a flexible project basis.

Path to cloud modernisation

Our Cloud DevOps team is here for you even after the development project has been completed. To make sure your services run smoothly 24/7 and your infrastructure is up to date we offer MontelCare, our managed cloud service with a full guarantee.

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Cloud infrastructure modernisation

Read more about a journey to a modern, efficient, scalable and fault-tolerant infrastructure from our cloud modernisation page or download our Cloud Infrastructure Modernisation guide to dive deeper.

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