Early testers wanted for our new K3s Kubernetes Service, now in Alpha!

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    We have something exciting to tell you today! We have been working away with Kubernetes deployment on Civo for the past few weeks, and can now announce that we are officially in Alpha for the world's first managed k3s service.

    We have gone with k3s, a slim Kubernetes implementation from Rancher Labs, that provides a great experience out of the box with a single binary and small system requirements. At Civo, we're building a cloud for you developers, so are curious to hear your opinions: What makes a good Kubernetes service to you? What are you looking for when you're working on container orchestration? Let us know in a reply to this thread.

    Here is a sneak preview of some of the things we have been building:

    Kubernetes 1

    Kubernetes 2

    We can't wait to have you trying it out, and are starting a closed beta programme for customers. All you have to do is sign up here and we will be in touch: https://civo.com/r/apply-k3s-beta

    If you can't wait for the managed service, you can try Civo k3s on our instances by installing k3s yourself today!

    Last edited July, 26th at 15:00
    Post liked by 579 markb
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    This sounds great! How soon can I use it?

    I'd like to see parity with other big cloud providers. Off the top of my head

    • cluster autoscaling
    • ingress controller available natively
    • GKE's authentication model is awesome - ssh auth redirected to the browser, and their browser based console is handy.
    Post liked by kai markb
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    From the screenshot above, I'm guessing currently all worker nodes will be the same size. Being able to have a variety of nodes in the cluster would be nice so you can make use of node affinity.

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    16 days ago
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    andrewc wrote on 1 August 2019 at 14:47:57
    From the screenshot above, I'm guessing currently all worker nodes will be the same size. Being able to have a variety of nodes in the cluster would be nice so you can make use of node affinity.

    You're absolutely right that currently the worker nodes will all be the same size. Your list is definitely something we can build on though :)

    9 days ago