IBM Cloud Container Service Live in São Paulo, Brazil

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IBM Cloud Container Service is a managed Kubernetes service providing an intuitive user experience with on-going cluster management. Built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of apps, while leveraging IBM Cloud Services including Weather data, IoT, Analytics, or AI capabilities with Watson. Available in six IBM regions WW, including 20+ datacenters.

We are very excited to announce the general availability of the container service in São Paulo, Brazil!  If you have workloads that must remain within the border, you can now deploy a single-tenant and dedicated Kubernetes cluster in IBM Cloud Container Service and ensure your apps and data remain in Brazil.

If you do not have an existing IBM Cloud account, sign up here.

Log into IBM Cloud.  On the main dashboard, click the “Create resource button”.


On the left-hand navigation, select “Containers”, then “Containers in Kubernetes Clusters”.

Bypass the offering overview page by clicking on the “Create” button.

In the US South region, you can deploy a standard cluster to the São Paulo datacenter.  Provide a name for the cluster.  Then locate sao01 in the location drop down menu.

Note: If you do not have the standard cluster option, learn more about upgrading your account here.

Select the version of Kubernetes that you would like deployed for this cluster.

The hardware isolation selector allows you to choose “Virtual – Shared”, which is a standard cloud virtual machine with single-tenant VM and multi-tenant hypervisor and hardware, or “Virtual – Dedicated”, which provides more isolation being single-tenant VM, hypervisor, and hardware.

The machine type provides pre-defined flavors for each worker node within your cluster.  Don’t worry, if you need to scale up or down after the cluster it is created, you can do so by modifying the quantity of workers or deploying different sized worker nodes.

Choose the quantity of worker nodes for your cluster.  Note, at cluster creation time, each worker will be based on the same flavor (machine type).

The private and public VLANs are those that run directly in your infrastructure account, giving you full access and control over your connectivity.  Choose the desired VLAN from the drop-down list.  Your list will be empty if you do not have a VLAN yet, but don’t worry we’ll create the first one for you.

The last option before instantiating this cluster is for encryption.  By default, we encrypt the containers disk using LUKS encryption. You can deselect this option if you wish.

Finally, click “Create Cluster”.

While your cluster is creating, check out a tutorial on deploying apps or read about the advanced security provided by IBM Cloud Container Service.

If you have questions, engage our team via Slack.  You can register here ( and join the discussion in the #questions channel on

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

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