Kubernetes is now available on Jelastic Multi-Cloud PaaS as a pre-packaged scalable cluster for automatic installation. The solution is designed for automated scaling with pay as you use pricing model to drive down cost of ownership and increase efficiency of Kubernetes hosting.
The need to modernize legacy applications led to the growing demand in development and production-ready environments for containerized applications. Kubernetes made it possible to develop cloud-native microservices or decompose traditional applications making them more technologically advanced.
At the same time, orchestration of such workloads brings additional complexity. Lack of expertise and integration with Kubernetes technology, necessity to build the clusters from scratch and periodically update them create new hard-to-overcome barriers for companies and their cloud hosting providers.
That’s why a pre-configured Kubernetes cluster package was released on Jelastic PaaS which can be easily installed with full orchestration capabilities.
Using Kubernetes clusters on top of Jelastic PaaS lets easily containerize and migrate existing applications, run scalable microservices and keep them resilient to failures, get extra savings due to more efficient resource utilization, implement CI/CD automation and develop at a higher speed in shorter release cycles.
The Kubernetes cluster package goes with a set of already pre-installed components:
- CNI plugin (powered by Weave) for overlay network support;
- Traefik ingress control for transferring HTTP/HTTPS requests;
- HELM package manager to auto-install pre-packed solutions from repositories;
- CoreDNS for internal names resolution;
- Dynamic provisioner of persistent volumes;
- Heapster for gathering stats;
- Jelastic SSL for protecting ingress network;
- Kubernetes Dashboard, and others.
The number of worker nodes can be changed during installation steps or afterwards. All the newly added nodes are automatically connected to the cluster. In addition, Jelastic PaaS automatic vertical scaling with pay as you use pricing model makes Kubernetes hosting significantly more efficient.
Jelastic PaaS functionality allows to provision the Kubernetes clusters across multiple clouds, automatically scale them vertically and horizontally, manage the workloads via intuitive UI or CLI, as well as automate the DevOps processes with open API and Cloud Scripting. The Kubernetes cloud infrastructure is managed by the Jelastic PaaS platform and do not require manual intervention, and companies can focus on their projects but not on running servers/containers.
Get started with Kubernetes pre-configured clustered solutions or SaaSify your own product for free by signing up for a trial period at our Jelastic PaaS platform.