Deploy Kubernetes on Brightbox Cloud

We’re pleased to announce the initial release of the Brightbox Kubernetes Cloud Controller Manager.

Kubernetes is an open-source orchestration system for containers which automates management of containerized applications (primarily using Docker).

Our Kubernetes Cloud Controller plugin currently provides tighter integration with Brightbox Cloud, adding Brightbox-specific details to the nodes in Kubernetes, labelling them with the zone, image type and the cloud addressing details. So for example, you can deploy apps within Kubernetes that understand about our multiple zones to ensure high availability across datacentres.


$ kubectl describe node srv-9s9el

Name:               srv-9s9el
ProviderID:         brightbox://srv-9s9el
Labels:             beta.kubernetes.io/arch=amd64
                    beta.kubernetes.io/instance-type=2gb.ssd
                    beta.kubernetes.io/os=linux
                    failure-domain.beta.kubernetes.io/region=gb1
                    failure-domain.beta.kubernetes.io/zone=gb1-a
                    kubernetes.io/hostname=srv-9s9el

We’ve written up a guide to deploying a Kubernetes cluster pre-configured with our cloud controller using Terraform. You can get a Kubernetes cluster built from scratch in less than 10 minutes. All the easier due to the official Terraform support we announced last week.

We’re busy improving integration with Kubernetes at the moment so more announcements coming very soon.

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