How do you implement kubernetes in a cloud project?

The installation of Kubernetes in a cloud project may vary depending on the cloud service provider you use. NetDevices informs you about the general steps you can take  to deploy Kubernetes in a cloud environment, such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloudetc. 

1. Choosing a cloud provider:

 If you haven't already chosen a cloud provider, select the one that best suits your needs. Current providers include AWS, Azure, Google Cloudand others.

2. Create an account and configure command-line tools : 

It's important to create an account on your chosen cloud platform and configure the command-line tools provided by the provider.

3. Install kubectl :

Kubectl is the Kubernetes command-line tool. Install it on your local machine to interact with your Kubernetes cluster.

4. Configuring a Kubernetes cluster : 

Depending on the cloud provider, this may involve creating a cluster via the provider's command line interface or management dashboard.

  • AWS EKS: Use the AWS Management Console, the AWS CLI command line interface, or tools such as eksctl : 
  • Azure AKS: Use Azure Portal, the Azure CLI command-line interface, or the Az module for PowerShell.
  • Google GKE: use Google Cloud Console, the gcloud command-line interface, or tools such as Terraform.

5. Configuring kubectl to use your cluster  :

Once the cluster has been created, configure kubectl to point to your cluster. This usually involves configuring authentication information.

6. Deploying : 

Start by deploying simple applications to test your cluster. You can use YAML configuration to describe your Kubernetes resources (pods, services, deployments, etc.) and deploy them with kubectl.

7. Manage and monitor :

Explore the management and monitoring tools provided by the cloud provider, as well as third-party tools such as Prometheus or Grafana, to monitor the performance of your Kubernetes cluster.


 8. Configuring security policies :

 Implement security policies to protect your cluster, including authentication, authorization and secret management.

9. Automate deployment : 

Use automation tools such as Helm or GitOps to simplify and automate the deployment of your applications on Kubernetes.

10. Backup and disaster recovery : 

Implement backup and disaster recovery strategies to guarantee the continuous availability of your applications.

In conclusion: The steps may vary depending on the platform, so it's advisable to consult your cloud provider's specific documentation for detailed instructions. In addition, use management tools such as Helm to facilitate the deployment and management of applications on Kubernetes.

NetDevices has deployed kubernetes in numerous projects on the following clouds: 

  • on GCP (Google Cloud)
  • on AWS
  • on OVH Cloud with synchronization of 2 remote clusters on the Roubaix and Strasbourg data centers.