Kubernetes and Ubuntu: 2020 roundup

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Kubernetes has always been a crucial part of Canonical’s vision and contribution to the IT world. All leading cloud providers, such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco and IBM run cloud Kubernetes services on Ubuntu, because we focus on the latest container capabilities in modern kernels. By Anastasia Valti.

This focus is why Ubuntu is also the top choice for on-premises enterprise Kubernetes, with MicroK8s, Charmed Kubernetes and kubeadm all supported by Canonical.

Amongst other resources in this article you will find:

  • Canonical’s Open Operator Collection extends K8s operators to Linux and Windows apps
  • MicroK8s High Availability stable release
  • Amazon EKS distro anywhere, in a snap
  • Combining MicroK8s and WSL 2 for low-ops Kubernetes on Windows
  • Upstream Kubernetes release support
  • Canonical & Ubuntu at Kubernetes events in 2020
  • Articles and webinars explaining Kubernetes by Canonical

In 2020 Canonical announced autonomous high availability (HA) clustering in MicroK8s. Already popular for IoT and developer workstations, MicroK8s now also provides resilience for production workloads in cloud and server deployments. High availability is enabled automatically once three or more nodes are clustered, and the data store migrates automatically between nodes to maintain a quorum in the event of a failure. Good read and source of valuable resources for anybody into open source and DevOps!

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