Mashape and Kong now offer an official Kubernetes distribution, an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In today’s fast paced world users expect applications to be available around the clock without any downtime; as such, to ensure the best performance developers deploy new application versions multiple times a day. Kubernetes groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery.
To achieve continuous uptime developers utilize containers to package software, which enables applications to be released and updated efficiently. Kubernetes is an open source platform designed with Google’s accumulated experience in container orchestration and community guidance.
Kong can be provisioned to a Kubernetes cluster using these five simple steps:
1. Initial Setup
2. Deploy a GKE cluster
3. Deploy a Kong supported database
4. Deploy Kong
5. Verify your deployments
Kubernetes makes a great addition to Kong. If you need assistance or have a question about using Kubernetes with your Kong deployment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always here to help.