Deploy your Kubernetes cluster in IBM Cloud

As I am writing this blog (June/2021), Kubernetes is 7 years ago, and its adoption is undisputable.

Five years ago, I created an automation procedure to deploy a Kubernetes cluster into IBM Cloud (at that time, it was called Softlayer). Since then, a lot has happened:

  • Every cloud provider has multiple ways to deploy a Kubernetes environment. I will not even attempt to name them, as the list will be outdated tomorrow.
  • Red Hat OpenShift provides a great Kubernetes environment (and much more).

So the question is, “why would someone deploy his/her Kubernetes cluster when it’s super much convenient to use the managed service one?”

Well, one answer is flexibility. For example, the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services (https://www.ibm.com/cloud/kubernetes-service) “hides” the master nodes and exposes only the worker ones to the user.

So I decided to revive my old github project at https://github.com/patrocinio/kubernetes-ibmcloud to adapt to the latest capabilities in IBM Cloud, such as VPC.

(Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/6mze64HRU2Q)

So to deploy your Kubernetes cluster to IBM Cloud, follow the instructions described at https://github.com/patrocinio/kubernetes-ibmcloud and enjoy your Kubernetes cluster!

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