Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) made it easy to set up Kubernetes Clusters. It’s still your responsibility to configure and optimize your clusters effectively.
Spend more time working on your applications and services and less time on infrastructure deployment and management with Fairwinds Kubernetes Managed Services. Our SRE team has already done the hard work for you. You benefit from more time working on your application or services; less time spent on Kubernetes infrastructure deployment and management.
When deploying your first or tenth cluster on a managed Kubernetes service, there are decisions you need to make at the beginning. The wrong choice could require a time consuming cluster rebuild or result in network or cost consequences.
Fairwinds helps you to make the right choices for your cluster configurations that do not introduce security, efficiency or reliability risks.
Kubernetes Best Practice Design Considerations
Planning for High Availability (HA)
Decide where to put your Kubernetes cluster based on your application. Plan for HA with Fairwinds expertise on choosing the right region and availability zones to meet your business requirements.
Services by Region
Services available by cloud providers vary region by region. Fairwinds understands the differences and helps you avoid selecting a region that doesn’t have the container registry, cloud scheduler, or secrets manager you need. Avoid tearing down and rebuilding clusters by using the right service in the right region.
The old way of shipping software required operations teams to take a service and ship it through to production, making sure it was up and running. When you set up Kubernetes the wrong way, it requires you to maintain that old paradigm, but the right setup enables a new world where engineers own what they build. Once engineers have an API with Kubernetes that makes sense and workflows for deployments that they understand, they are empowered to own the services they build all the way through to production.
Fairwinds helps guide you beyond basic Kubernetes setup and configuration. There are many common tools that layer well on top of Kubernetes that you may need help implementing. Fairwinds Insights enables you to secure Kubernetes, enforce policy and govern compliance.
Tools Needed with Kubernetes