Kubernetes on bare metal: ready for prime time!

Presented by

Kevin Reeuwijk, Principal Architect @ Spectro Cloud / Craig Bender, Field Software Engineer @ Canonical

About this talk

While Kubernetes enjoys widespread adoption, most deployments are still happening on virtual platforms. AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack and of course vSphere when it comes to private data centers… they’re all virtual platforms. But do you really need virtualization to run Kubernetes? Kubernetes is plenty capable of running enterprise workloads with high availability, and bare metal hardware is excellent for running them at scale and high performance. Just ask Super League Gaming, which runs thousands of Minecraft servers on our bare metal Kubernetes platform! But what about virtual machines? With the licensing costs of vSphere 8.0 rumored to quadruple, companies are naturally exploring alternatives. Kubernetes on bare metal, together with Kubevirt and some management tools, can be a great cost-effective solution to your vSphere license headache. In this webinar you’ll learn: - Exactly what bare metal Kubernetes is, and how to decide whether it’s right for you and your workloads (containerized and VMs) - The challenges and pitfalls in adopting K8s on bare metal that you need to know about - The state of the art in bare metal solutions like Metal as a Service (MAAS) from Canonical - How to get started today Whether you’re considering bare metal Kubernetes for the first time, or looking to see what’s new, this is the webinar for you. We’ll share insights learned deploying some of the largest bare metal Kubernetes projects in the world, and insider perspectives from our partners at Canonical.
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