phoenixNAP Now Offers One-Click Kubernetes Deployments in Bare Metal Cloud

“By integrating our API-driven dedicated servers with the most popular cloud-agnostic orchestration management tool, we’ve taken ‘Kubernetes-ready’ to a whole new level,” said William Bell, Executive Vice President of Products at phoenixNAP.

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Global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider phoenixNAP, a company delivering cloud, dedicated servers, colocation, and Data Center-a–Service (DCaaS) solutions, has announced a major update to its Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) platform. Through SUSE Rancher, developers may now provision multi-node, geo-distributed workload clusters using phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud.

The platform now allows for the rapid deployment of Kubernetes workload clusters with high availability (HA) as well as specialized management clusters. This functionality would help improve application and service availability and resilience in production contexts.

The Bare Metal Cloud Rancher solution from phoenixNAP was created to help enterprises speed up container adoption and save developers hours of environment setup time. The platform makes use of an open-source software stack to enable the development of high-availability upstream and downstream clusters with a single click. Instead of requiring DevOps teams to use many tools to construct container platforms from the ground up, the solution allows them to generate a production-ready K8s environment with a single POST request.

Performance of Containerized Apps

Developers may now install pre-configured K8s worker nodes at the same or different location from their management cluster via the BMC interface, API, or CLI. The solution would automatically assign relevant tags to both clusters and install them on the user’s default backend network for simple identification and administration. Users may simply visit Rancher UI after creating the workload cluster to grow and adjust their cluster nodes.

Developers may use kubectl to manage, scale, and access their instances. Users may utilize the integrated controller to improve the performance of their containerized apps and services without having to leave Kubernetes.

“Through Bare Metal Cloud’s integration with SUSE Rancher, DevOps teams can build a Kubernetes infrastructure with no single point of failure in less than 5 minutes,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “Cost-effective, highly available, and easily consumable, Bare Metal Cloud is a perfect fit for a range of enterprise workloads deployed anywhere from the core to the edge. Our latest release further demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving the platform to ensure it meets the needs of automation-driven development.”

API-driven Dedicated Servers

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“Through Bare Metal Cloud’s integration with SUSE Rancher, DevOps teams can build a Kubernetes infrastructure with no single point of failure in less than 5 minutes,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP.

“By integrating our API-driven dedicated servers with the most popular cloud-agnostic orchestration management tool, we’ve taken ‘Kubernetes-ready’ to a whole new level,” said William Bell, Executive Vice President of Products at phoenixNAP. “Firstly, this solution helps developers get code and apps out faster without the overhead of manually setting up an environment that supports their workloads. Secondly, Bare Metal Cloud gives apps and services direct access to dedicated hardware resources, eliminating the “noisy neighbor” effect. This further optimizes the performance of containers distributed across teams and environments.”

phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud was created with an API-first strategy in mind, allowing for automatic deployment of actual servers in under 60 seconds. The platform, which is integrated with prominent IaC tools like Terraform, Ansible, and Pulumi, allows developers to integrate it with their CI/CD pipelines and manage it as code. DevOps teams may extend Bare Metal Cloud capabilities for their individual use cases with access to SDKs for Ruby, Python, and Go on GitHub.

“Since we first launched SUSE Rancher solution on Bare Metal Cloud in July 2021, we’ve been carefully listening to our users’ feedback,” said Martin Wielomski, Director of Products at phoenixNAP. “We’ve invested considerable effort into improving the platform to meet the needs of its users. Today, Bare Metal Cloud is a comprehensive, turnkey solution for anyone looking to either adopt enterprise Kubernetes without climbing its steep learning curve or optimize the performance of existing container deployments.”

HA Kubernetes Clusters

phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud supports cloud-native projects by providing cloud-like flexibility and scale. To make HA Kubernetes clusters ready for production workloads, all it would take is a few clicks from within the intuitive web portal or a single API call.

For all instances deployed in a single location, phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud has a 15 TB free bandwidth pool (5 TB in Singapore). The platform would provide a powerful, yet cost-effective network for smooth communication, with up to 50 Gbps of bonded network bandwidth and 20 Gbps of complimentary DDoS protection.