Kubernetes day 2

Managed Kubernetes: Container technology
as a service

Your managed Kubernetes cluster includes a selection
of fully managed software, giving you everything you
need to run your applications in production

We don’t just manage your Kubernetes cluster, we provide a fully maintained software stack of open source industry standard tools which provide everything you need to run your containers in production. This will allow you to keep your focus on your application.

Tom Whiston Product Owner Kubernetes Platform Nine Internet Solutions

Advantages at a glance:

Fully managed

Fully managed cluster and software stack backed by an SLA

Highly resilient

99.5%+ uptimes on both Google and Nine platforms*

Safe and secure

Ensured data residency in Switzerland / identity management provided by Nine

Scalable worldwide

Scale out to the world, if there’s a Google data centre there our product is, too!

Intelligent scaling

Scale your application in an event driven way, we provide KEDA as standard for intelligent scaling functionality

Industry standards

The software stack we provide alongside your cluster consists of industry standard tools which we know inside out

No vendor lock-in

The software we provide is fully open source and portable

Additional service options

Access to and integration of additional Google Cloud Platform and Nine managed services

 

* Uptime managed Google Kubernetes Engine in % : Nodes: 99.99%, control plane: 99.95%, Nine Services: 99.5 %
   Uptime managed Nine Kubernetes Engine in % : Nodes: 99.5%, control plane: 99.5%, Nine Services: 99.5 % 

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10-POINT CHECKLIST

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Day 2 Operations with Kubernetes.
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PRODUCT SHEET

Accelerate your journey to the cloud with Nine’s managed container platform
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Product & areas of application

Managed Kubernetes is for customers who want to run their containers in a production ready environment without the overhead of administering a cluster or running the ancillary services which enable you to get the most out of your cluster.


At Nine we know that having a bulletproof, production ready Kubernetes environment is not just about managing a cluster. It’s about providing monitoring, logging, backups, continuous deployment and all the other tools and services which you need to be confident that your application is working as intended.

Nine’s unique Kubernetes offering provides you with industry standard software and offers an end-to-end Kubernetes experience, supported by a knowledgeable and accredited team, and all backed by an SLA.

We offer additional application monitoring via managed Prometheus and Grafana, giving you insight into your application performance and allowing you to create alerts.

 

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Technical details

Nine’s included software stack is fully open source and we use industry standard tools:

• Continuous Deployment - ArgoCD

• Certificate Management - Cert Manager (Let’s Encrypt)

• Event-Driven Autoscaling - KEDA (until Q3 2022 Google only)

• Helm Chart Storage - Chart Museum

• Ingress - Nginx

• Cluster Visibility - Kubernetes Dashboard

• Cluster Monitoring: Grafana, Prometheus and AlertManager

• Cluster and Config Backup - Velero

Our managed Kubernetes product allows you the full flexibility of either Google Cloud Platform or Nine’s Swiss datacentres. Your cluster can run in any region, and you can use a wide variety of virtual machine types to create workload specific node pools. We integrate other services into your cluster, making it easy for you to use anything you may require for your application.

Nine’s software stack is fully isolated from your application, giving you all the compute power you pay for, and ensuring your applications' security and stability. We fully manage all the software that we provide, ensuring that it is kept up to date with the latest security patches and bug fixes. We monitor the software stack 24x7 to ensure that it is always working when you need it. 

For a concise overview of our managed Kubernetes offering and a comparison of managed Google Kubernetes Engine and managed Nine Kubernetes Engine functions, please read our product sheet.

Our specialists all hold Certified Kubernetes Administrator and/or Google Cloud Professional Architect certifications and use
the same tools which we offer to you every day. If you need help, from writing a correct configuration to a complete audit of
your cluster, we are there for you and can enable you to get the most from Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform.

 

Price

MANAGED GOOGLE KUBERNETES ENGINE

25% of your overall monthly Google Cloud Platform invoice or a minimum of 450 CHF / month.
All optional services (other than Premium Support) are included.

 

MANAGED NINE KUBERNETES ENGINE

Node Costs
Resource
CHF/month
1 GB RAM
5.-
1 vCPU
6.-
10 GB Disk
1.50
Cluster Fee incl. backup
80.-
Optional Service Costs
Optional services
Fee per instance (CHF/month)
Estimated resource cost per instance (CHF/month)
Prometheus
14.-
12.30
Alertmanager
8.-
1.60
Grafana
8.-
1.60
ArgoCD
16.-
2.40
Image Registry
4.-
1.60
Ingress
8.-
0.-
Sealed Secrets
4.-
0.-
Loki
14.-
3.20
Premium Support:
Phone support (office hours)
On call readiness
On call (500.- per hour, min. 1h)
Response time 30min (Ticket/phone)
First cluster: 700.-
Further clusters: 200.- each
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Pricing Example - LOwest cost version

Lowest cost version
Subtotal =  
274 - 332 CHF
Cluster Fee (99,5 % Avail.) =
80 CHF
Master (3x Standard-2) =
165 CHF
Workers (1-3x Standard-1 autoscaling)  =
29 - 87 CHF

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Fully managed Kubernetes cluster

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Additional suite of software and tools to give you
a production ready end-to-end experience

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Fully certified team of experts supporting and enabling you

 

 

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Integrated with GCP and Nine products and services

 

 

Blogposts & Case Studies around Kubernetes

Self Service-1

What is self-service in cloud management?

Self-service has become ubiquitous beyond the IT sector. Nevertheless, self-service cannot solve every problem. What do customers really want? This post outlines the advantages and disadvantages of self-service in cloud management.
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Can't I just go to the cloud?

One thing that we often hear at nine, being a Managed Service Provider is "Why are you needed? Why don't we go directly to the cloud ourselves?"
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Kubernetes vs Docker

Kubernetes vs Docker

Kubernetes vs Docker - Auflösung einer häufig auftretenden Verwirrung. Der Titel dieses Blogbeitrags "Kubernetes vs Docker" ist eigentlich ein Widerspruch in sich. Oft sorgt die Phrase "Kubernetes vs Docker" daher für Verwirrung. 
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gitops

How does Argo CD help with GitOps?

We recently added Argo CD as a new feature to our Nine Managed GKE.  In this post, we explain how we arrived at this decision, what its advantages are and how it is used.
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Comerge

Case Study Comerge - Cloud Adoption

Nine provided the expertise, training and optimisation. Through workshops, consulting, and their Kubernetes service stack, built atop GKE, nine helped Comerge find the right solutions and processes to allow them to keep focus on their application
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Case Study gyselroth's - path to GCP: from on-prem Kubernetesto GKE

Nine provided the expertise through workshops, consulting, and the services built atop GKE. All along with managed services of the platform.
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Case Study Clicktime - Bringing SaaS to GKE

Nine provided the expertise, training and optimisation. Through workshops, consulting, and their Kubernetes service stack, built atop GKE, nine helped Clicktime find the right solutions and processes to allow them to keep focus on their application
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Whitepapers

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Day 2 Operations with Kubernetes

What to consider when getting started with Kubernetes
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CONTAINER TECHNOLOGY

We answer your most important questions about container technology and answer the 20 most frequently asked  questions about the basics and implementation of container technology.
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STEP BY STEP TO THE CLOUD

Learn, where you can meet the Nine team and learn about the career opportunities at our company.
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Companies in the cloud

In our whitepaper «Companies in the Cloud», we will clear up the most common myths about the cloud, show limits and possibilities and give you practical tips on how your company can gently land in the cloud.
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«KUBERNETES INTRODUCTION» WORKSHOP

 
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We have been working with container and orchestration technologies for some time already. From Openshift on premises to Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform (GKE).
 
We would like to make the journey to Kubernetes easier for you.
 
With our hands-on «Kubernetes Introduction» workshop, you will gain more understanding of containers plus how to orchestrate them.


 
 
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