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We are excited to announce that with the release of Containership 3.1, users can now provision Kubernetes clusters directly within the Containership UI on two managed Kubernetes providers: Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Containership is once again your one stop shop for cloud infrastructure management.
You no longer have to bring your own cluster to get started using the Containership Cloud UI. Simply spin up a cluster with GKE, AKS, or both, to get the full Containership Cloud experience. Wrangle Kubernetes across multiple clouds in less than 15 minutes.
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
It’s not surprising that the company that gifted the open source community with Kubernetes also has one of the best managed Kubernetes offerings on the market. Google Kubernetes Engine, or GKE, allows end users to easily set up and configure Kubernetes environments. The key factor is that Google controls the master nodes on your cluster, so you get Google backed highly available master nodes right out of the box.
Pop over to our documentation to see how to get started with GKE on Containership.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Also included in this release is integration with Azure Kubernetes Service, a flavor of the Azure Container Service (ACS) that has been around for quite some time. AKS is still in preview, and while we have found it to be a great way to deploy highly-available Kubernetes clusters, it still has some complexities when setting up. The Containership UI makes the process of launching and interacting with your Azure cluster much easier.
Looking to get started on Azure? Head over to our documentation for a step-by-step guide.
There are several other providers out there that are starting to pull the covers off their own offerings of managed Kubernetes. As they become available (and more stable) we will be adding them into our cluster launch process. Keep an eye on our social feeds for your favorite provider to be added, or shoot us a request and we will let you know when it is ready!
Most importantly, it has always been our goal to integrate with as many infrastructure providers as possible. In the coming weeks, you can expect to see additional provider options available within our UI, including providers that don't necessarily have a managed solution already in place.
As always, if you have any more questions about this latest release, our managed services, on premise options, or Kubernetes in general please feel free to reach out. We are excited to hear from you!