What is IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service?

IBM Cloud™ Kubernetes Service is a managed container service for the rapid delivery of applications that can bind to advanced services like IBM Watson® and blockchain. As a certified K8s provider, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides intelligent scheduling, self-healing, horizontal scaling, service discovery and load balancing, automated rollouts and rollbacks, and secret and configuration management. The Kubernetes service also has advanced capabilities around simplified cluster management, container security and isolation policies, the ability to design your own cluster, and integrated operational tools for consistency in deployment.

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Deploy a scalable web application on Kubernetes

This tutorial walks you through how to scaffold a web application, run it locally in a container and then deploy it to an IBM Cloud Kubernetes cluster. In addition, you’ll learn how to bind a custom domain, monitor the health of the environment and scale.

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Analyze logs and monitor the health of Kubernetes applications

This tutorial walks you through creating a cluster and configuring the Log Analysis and Monitoring services. Then, you will deploy an application to the cluster, use Kibana to view and analyze logs, and use Grafana to view health and metrics.

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Architecture diagram for analyzing logs and monitoring the health of Kubernetes applications

Continuous deployment to Kubernetes

This tutorial walks you through setting up a continuous integration and delivery pipeline for containerized applications running in Kubernetes. This will cover the setup of source control, build, test and deploy stages, and adding integrations like security scanners, notifications and analytics.

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Continuous Deployment to Kubernetes

Create clusters

In this tutorial series, you can see how a fictional public relations firm uses Kubernetes capabilities to deploy a containerized app in the IBM Cloud. Leveraging Watson™ Tone Analyzer, the PR firm analyzes its press releases and receives feedback.

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DevOps toolchains

Combine IBM Cloud services with open source and third-party tools.

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Containers: A complete guide

Understand the role of containers in cloud computing and how they figure into technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, VMs and Knative.

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Kubernetes: A complete guide

Everything you need to know about Kubernetes — a container orchestration tool that deploys, scales and manages containerized applications.

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Knative: A complete guide

In this guide, learn about Knative and how it can help complement your Kubernetes system.

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Manage highly available apps inside Docker containers and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service clusters on the IBM Cloud.