Kubernetes is becoming the goto for folks needing both their own physical metal presence and cloud footprint too. And the magic of Kubernetes is that it has APIs that can actually give teams the confidence to run and reuse deployment strategies in all environments. Even across clouds.
If you are like Github and want to use Kubernetes across clouds (AWS, Azure, etc) & bare metal and do deploy/customize that infra using Terraform checkout CoreOS Tectonic. It also tackles more of the subtle things that aren't covered in this article like cluster management, LDAP/SAML authentication, user authorization, etc.
- Authentication backed by LDAP/SAML/etc
- One-click automated updates of the entire cluster
- Pre-configured cluster monitoring/alerting
There is a bunch more in there and in the roadmap too but that gives you a taste.
The other thing is that we provide professional services, training, and support to customers on the whole stack from the VM or machine on up to the Kubernetes API. We have done neat collaborations with customers like the ALB Ingress Controller too.
Any topics that stick out as needing the most attention? Glad you're enjoying your interaction with our engineers :)
(Product manager for Tectonic)