Writing microservices in containers and deploying them to a Kubernetes cluster running on IBM Cloud is a great way to create greenfield applications. Frequently you'll also have mountains of useful data hosted by on-premises systems. What if you can’t migrate this data to the cloud due to compliance reasons, but you still want to allow your new microservice application to leverage it?
In our previous series on Kubernetes and the IBM Container Service, we learned how to deploy and secure container-based workloads on the IBM Cloud. Of course, not all applications and services are meant to be consumed by the public internet in general, so in this post, we will discuss how to expose these services to an on-premises network, accessible only through a VPN tunnel.
Bluemix Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service for Bluemix Single and Scalable Container Service Retirement
As announced earlier in July 2017, the IBM Bluemix Container Service is transitioning over to the new Kubernetes-based architecture, and the older architecture (single containers and container groups) is retiring. Accordingly, the Bluemix Virtual Private Network (VPN) service applicable to this older container architecture will retire as well. As you migrate to the new Kubernetes-based container service to […]
Turn your high-performance bare metal servers into enterprise-grade virtual routers, firewalls, and VPNs with the Virtual Router Appliance, now generally available at IBM.