Today we held our webinar introducing Exoscale’s managed Kubernetes offering. Here is a recap of launch event explaining the strategy towards container orchestration platforms and details about SKS.
Exoscale’s Kubernetes strategy
We at Exoscale provide as of today three options for your managed Kubernetes requirements.
All of the above solutions provide managed container orchestration functionality, but they differ in managed ecosystem support for the full container lifecycle.
When dealing with containers and Kubernetes, one has also to address the ecosystem items such as:
- Continuous deployment
Each solution provides the user with a different ecosystem from a full choice with SKS to more opinionated and pre-built ecosystems with the other offerings. This approach fits well with the various strategies we find on the market today: either bring your own and therefore avoid lock-in or immediate ramp-up and compliance.
SKS: scalable and simple
Building our own Managed Kubernetes offering we wanted to remain true to our values:
Kubernetes is many things, but on the simplicity aspect, there is room for improvement still. Making Kubernetes clusters’ deployment simple was one of the leading design goals while building SKS at Exoscale.
The video below will show you how to start with a cluster and deploy the Kubernetes Dashboard and a custom application:
If you want to test yourself, we already have a five-steps quick start guide to get you from zero to Kubernetes ready on our community site.
SKS development started at Exoscale more than one year ago. It combines the cumulative experience of running a large part of the Exoscale core components on Kubernetes itself for many years and intensive work from our product development teams to make it happen. The beta period started in Fall 2020, and we thank all our customers and partners for their tests and feedback towards the launch we are making today.
This represented more than 300 hours of testing from third parties and made SKS the product we are so proud of releasing today.
SKS launches with two packages as described in the table below:
We release today with limited Availability in the following zones:
- Geneva (CH-GVA-2)
- Frankfurt (DE-FRA-1)
- Vienna (AT-VIE-1)
During this period, both Starter and Pro plans are free to use for all.
The General Availability is targeted for mid March 2021 and will bring:
- All zones supported
- Web portal integration
- SLAs fully enforced
- Terraform driver implementation