K&C’s Kubernetes (K8s) consulting service has been helping organisations across Germany and Europe set up, optimise and troubleshoot their container orchestration since 2015.
Kubernetes offers huge efficiencies in the management of clustered container systems.
The pre-Kubernetes weaknesses of multi-nodal configurations have been resolved through the standardisation of clustered ‘infrastructure-on-demand’. Our consultants’ job is to help ensure you make the most these benefits.
Whether your organisation is in need of a dedicated team with Kubernetes expertise to take on a whole project, or simply a consulting service to help you overcome a particularly difficulty, we’re here for you.
Each and every one of our partners has their own particular needs around Kubernetes and the service we offer is tailored to those. However, among the most commonly encountered consultancy needs we encounter are one or a combination of the following:
There are many moving parts to a Kubernetes cluster and optimising each of them independently and in their relationship to each other is key. If you are already using K8s, K&C’s consultants can audit your cluster for security and configurations, pod scalability and other best practises that determine production readiness.
If we’re starting from scratch, K&C’s Kubernetes experts build your cluster infrastructure from the ground up. Our years of experience in building and then maintaining cluster design patterns mean we have insight into the optimal configuration and orchestrations across many different K8s needs and set-ups.
A typical cluster infrastructure design includes:
- Configuration set-up
- Choice and integration of shared services components
- Ongoing delivery and integration
- Secrets management
- Monitoring, logging and telemetry
K&C’s Kubernetes engineers can follow-on from the consulting phase to set up your infrastructure. If still an open question, we can also consult on the best choice of Cloud vendor, or if a private Cloud resource (or even hybrid) is the best way to go. We are vendor independent but have experience across all of the main vendors, including AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure..
Standardising the functioning of your clusters is the optimal way to streamline your DevOps resources and subsequent maintenance of containers. Our consultants can help you set up your infrastructure for deployment automation. This will allow for cluster scaling without the inefficiency of duplicating code and utilising just one set of repositories.
Our Kubernetes engineers and consultants can provide ongoing managed support for your in-production clusters and infrastructure.
We can work alongside your own developers to assist them in their Kubernetes deploys, help migrate legacy applications from VMs and other orchestration systems for Kubernetes scalability or assist in the continuous integration and deployment of cloud-native apps into K8s.
For a little more insight into our concrete Kubernetes experience, have a read of some of our case studies and insights:
Your step-by-step guide to Heptio Ark (Velero) Set-Up
Sometimes you need an extra layer of security, policy management, audit logging, system monitoring, or service discovery. That’s where Consul and Vault really help to fortify the whole Kubernetes infrastructure.
A step-by-step guide to Consul and Vault set-up in Kubernetes.
Step-by-step launch of Kubernetes Federation on Google Cloud.
Step-by-step launch of Kubernetes on AWS
Isolation – Authorisation and Authentication – Logging and Auditing – Network Security.
The key role of Kubernetes as part of a secure microservices architecture.