IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service by deploys highly available apps in Docker containers that run in Kubernetes clusters.
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service delivers powerful tools by combining Docker containers, the Kubernetes technology, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation to automate the deployment, operation, scaling, and monitoring of containerized apps in a cluster of compute hosts.
Containers are a standard way to package apps and all their dependencies so that you can seamlessly move the apps between environments. Unlike virtual machines, containers do not bundle the operating system. Only the app code, run time, system tools, libraries, and settings are packaged inside containers. Containers are more lightweight, portable, and efficient than virtual machines.
Machine Type: The free cluster has one virtual worker node, grouped into a worker pool, with 2 CPU and 4 GB memory available for your apps to use. When you create a standard cluster, you can choose between physical (bare metal) or virtual machines, along with various machine sizes.
Managed Master: The worker node is centrally monitored and managed by a dedicated and highly available IBM-owned Kubernetes master that controls and monitors all of the Kubernetes resources in the cluster. You can focus on your worker node and the apps that are deployed in the worker node without worrying about managing this master too.
Infrastructure Resources: The resources that are required to run the cluster, such as VLANS and IP addresses, are managed in an IBM-owned IBM Cloud infrastructure (SoftLayer) account. When you create a standard cluster, you manage these resources in your own IBM Cloud infrastructure (SoftLayer) account. You can learn more about these resources and the permissions needed when you create a standard cluster.
Other Options: Free clusters are deployed within the region that you select, but you cannot choose which zone. For control over zone, networking, and persistent storage, create a standard cluster. Learn more about the benefits of free and standard clusters.
|Packaging||Software ApplicationXaaS(as a service)|
|Categories||Cloud and Virtualization > Containers|
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