Deploying Kubernetes in Production Environments

Adopting containers is key to modernizing your IT as it allows you to build high-quality, portable applications faster. However, setting up a production-ready Kubernetes environment from scratch can require months of repetitive work. Furthermore, manually scaling and managing your container clusters across different environments, locations, and teams brings numerous complexities to your Day 1 and Day 2 operations.

By integrating SUSE Rancher into our Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) platform, phoenixNAP allows you to deploy server instances with multi-node Kubernetes clusters at scale in minutes. With BMC, you can easily create production-grade clusters from the data center to the cloud and the edge, with centralized authentication, control, and observability of your deployments.

Enterprise-Level Availability

Enterprise-Level Availability

Ensure continuous operation for your workloads across on-prem, cloud, hybrid cloud, and edge environments.

Rapid Scalability

Rapid Scalability

Create and delete high-quality container clusters running on workload-optimized API-driven instances in just a few clicks.

High Security

High Security

Enable hardware-level data protection and apply consistent access and security policies across geo-distributed clusters.

High Availability Clusters for Enterprise Workloads

By deploying Rancher-controlled Kubernetes clusters on phoenixNAP’s automation-driven bare metal servers, you can modernize your IT and accelerate software development cycles with ease. BMC makes your critical container management infrastructure resilient to failure and optimized to meet strict corporate governance requirements.

Help your developers deploy complex, enterprise-grade apps and microservices in hours instead of days. Bare Metal Cloud enables the creation of secure, portable, and easily scalable and monitored container clusters with reduced complexity. Provide your IT operators with a single pane of glass solution for consistent security policies, unified multi-cluster management, and accelerated DevOps adoption across different ecosystems.

Choose your preferred instance and deploy high availability Kubernetes clusters on Bare Metal Cloud today!

BMC servers with SUSE Rancher pre-installed can be deployed in 90 seconds from:
Phoenix, AZ | Ashburn, VA | Chicago, IL | Seattle, WA | Amsterdam, NL | Singapore, SGP

Bare Metal Cloud and Rancher Integration

Bare Metal Cloud instances with SUSE Rancher are designed to save you hours of development work as there’s no need to struggle with dozens of different tools to manually build your container services platform. With the help of one of the most popular orchestration platforms, BMC lets you automate the deployment of high availability clusters upstream.

Through phoenixNAP’s BMC portal, API or CLI, developers can easily deploy pre-configured servers on multiple global locations and adjust their cluster and node settings in the process. By leveraging the cloud-native architecture, developers can define, deploy, and manage their infrastructure directly from their K8s clusters. The lack of virtualization overhead coupled with the flexibility of cloud-like deployment provides the improved stability your production workloads require.

Scale with Confidence

Scale with Confidence

Deploy pre-configured instances across different locations in minutes and scale workloads consistently across thousands of clusters in any environment.

No Vendor Lock-in

No Vendor Lock-in

Cloud-agnostic and 100% open-source, Rancher on BMC supports any certified Kubernetes distribution including RKE for on-prem, EKS, AKS, or GKE for cloud, and K3S for edge workloads.

Automation-Driven

Automation-Driven

Spin up your BMC instances programmatically using our API, CLI, or WebUI to simplify the deployment and management of containerized applications.

DevOps-Ready

DevOps-Ready

Bare Metal Cloud comes with popular built-in IaC tools for infrastructure management and helps you develop apps faster and with more agility through integrated container tools and services.

Compliant and Safe

Compliant and Safe

Centralize control, network, and security policies across your environment, ensuring container compliance. Enable hardware-based workload encryption with Intel® SGX.

Single Pane of Glass

Single Pane of Glass

Deploy workloads, define secrets, configure load balancing, and monitor the health of all your clusters through a single, comprehensive platform.

High-availability clusters. Low-complexity deployments.

Deploying Rancher on Bare Metal Cloud

Deploying a 3-node cluster on phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud can be done in less than 90 seconds. All you need to do is:

Create a BMC account and log into the BMC portal
Choose a pre-configured instance
Select your cluster location
Add previously generated SSH keys to your nodes
Name your cluster and add nodes to it
Create your cluster with the click of a button

You can further configure your cluster through advanced SUSE Rancher settings. This allows you to set an access token, add certificates, set TLS settings and node taints, add an additional hostname, or schedule backup snapshots.

Why Run Kubernetes on Bare Metal

Running your containerized apps and workloads on bare metal helps you lower your IT costs while gaining access to dedicated, secure resources with no hypervisor overhead. At a fraction of the cost of a public cloud solution, Bare Metal Cloud gives you full access to the underlying hardware powering your nodes, increasing your workload performance, and enhancing data security. Your instances can be managed and scaled directly from kubectl, letting you maintain consistent performance for your containerized apps and services from within the K8s environment.

BMC Features

Additional Bare Metal Cloud Features:

  • 100% dedicated physical CPU, RAM, and storage
  • No hypervisors, no “noisy neighbors”
  • 20+ server instance types optimized for general-purpose, compute, and memory workloads
  • Up to 20 Gbps network capacity with free DDoS protection
  • Private networking options
  • Flexible bandwidth packages with free 15 TB (5 TB in Singapore)
  • Easy-to-use API and CLI tools
  • Certified Infrastructure as Code modules (Terraform, Ansible, Pulumi)
  • Pay-per-use billing, monthly and yearly reservation options
  • Access to regularly maintained GitHub Repos and Actions

BMC servers with SUSE Rancher are available for as low as $0.10/hour!

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