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Deprecation: Single and Scalable Group Container Service in Bluemix Public

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We are excited that the IBM Bluemix Container Service with Kubernetes is now gone live. IBM Bluemix Container Service now combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation. The service leverages cloud services and Watson’s cognitive capabilities to enable rapid delivery of applications. It provides access to all of the DevOps capabilities of Kubernetes including rolling updates to support zero-downtime deployments of new versions.

With the move toward Kubernetes, the older architecture (single containers and container groups) will be retired. We encourage you to transition to the Kubernetes-based container service immediately to take advantage of the inherent Kubernetes capabilities as well as those provided by IBM. Please note that this affects all regions.  All of your images stored within the IBM Bluemix Container Registry will remain after the deprecation.  The capabilities provided by Vulnerability Advisor will remain as well.

 

What you need to know:

  • End of Marketing: As of December 5, 2017, the single container and container group service will be removed from the public IBM Bluemix catalog. We highly encourage all the users of the old architecture to migrate to the new Kubernetes-based offering.
  • End of Support: Existing users of the single container and container group service will be supported through Dec 5, 2017. As of Dec 5, 2017, the service will be shut down and any existing single container and container groups will be deleted.

 

What you need to do:

Prior to the End of Support date, Dec 5, 2017, you must:

  • Migrate your workload to the new Kubernetes-based IBM Bluemix Container Service
  • On Dec 5, 2017, we will delete your existing single containers and container groups.

For help with migration plan, see the docs.

Program Director, Offering Management, IBM Kubernetes Service & IBM Container Registry

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