Our friends at Buoyant, creators of Linkerd, have just launched the public beta of Buoyant Cloud, the best way to run Linkerd in mission-critical environments.

We're happy to announce that Civo users are eligible for $100 in free Buoyant Cloud credits. Read on to learn more!

Let's get meshy

Linkerd is the fastest, lightest service mesh for Kubernetes. It's fully open source, is hosted by the CNCF, and powers the critical production infrastructure of organizations all over the world.

Now, the creators of Linkerd have launched Buoyant Cloud, a SaaS application that extends Linkerd with a free multi-cluster cloud dashboard, a comprehensive suite of service mesh monitoring, alerts, and diagnostics, and lots and lots of amazing graphs.

If you're considering running a service mesh on your Civo clusters, this may be the easiest way to get started. Here's how to check it out yourself:

First, install Linkerd

If you haven't installed Linkerd yet, it's available on Civo's marketplace. We've got a great tutorial on how to install Linkerd on a Civo cluster.

Once you have Linkerd running, you can extend it with Buoyant Cloud in two ways:

Next, add the Buoyant Cloud extension

On a Civo cluster with Linkerd installed you can add your cluster to Buoyant Cloud via the Buoyant extension. You can find the steps over in the Linkerd docs and right here:

curl -sL buoyant.cloud/install | sh  
linkerd buoyant install | kubectl apply -f -

(Alternatively, you can simply browse over to Buoyant Cloud, create your free account, and add your cluster from there.)

Finally, claim your Buoyant Cloud credits

For a limited time, if you’ve added the Buoyant Cloud extension to at least one Civo Kubernetes cluster, you're eligible to use the code BUOYANTCIVO2021 to claim $100 in free Buoyant Cloud credits—a little token of thanks from your friends at Buoyant! When you sign up for a paid plan, just add that coupon code to your account.

Tell us what you think!

Like what you see? We want to hear from you. Tweet your screenshots, words of wisdom, or meshy message and don't forget to tag @CivoCloud, @Linkerd, and @BuoyantIO!

You can also have a sneak peek at Buoyant Cloud at their grand unveiling virtual event on Thursappday, July 1 at 5pm BST.