October 29, 2018 By Chris Rosen 2 min read

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service goes live in Milan

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is a managed Kubernetes offering that delivers powerful management tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications, all while leveraging Cloud Services and cognitive capabilities from Watson. IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides native Kubernetes capabilities like intelligent scheduling, self-healing, horizontal scaling, service discovery and load balancing, automated rollouts and rollbacks, and secret and configuration management. IBM is also adding capabilities to the Kubernetes Service, including the following:

  • Simplified cluster management

  • Container security and isolation choices

  • The ability to design your own cluster

  • The option to leverage other IBM Cloud services such as Watson for your cognitive applications

  • Completely native Kubernetes CLI and API

  • Integrated operational tools or support to bring your own tools to ensure operational consistency with other deployments

Control your data

We know that data residency is very important to our customers, and we take security very seriously. If you have workloads that must remain within the border, you can now deploy a single-tenant and dedicated Kubernetes cluster in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and ensure your apps and data remain in Italy.

A complete list of supported data centers can be found in our docs.

How do I get started?

After you’ve created your IBM Cloud account, our tutorials guide you through deploying your first cluster in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and your first sample applications.

Contact us

If you have questions, engage our team via Slack by registering here and join the discussion in the #general channel on our public IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Slack.

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