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Scaleway releases final version of Kapsule Kubernetes

March 12, 2020

Paris, March 26, 2020 – Scaleway, a key player in Bare Metal cloud solutions1, announced today the general availability of Kubernetes Kapsule, its containerized application orchestration solution based on the Kubernetes platform and certified by the CNCF1. Scaleway thus continues to enrich its public cloud ecosystem towards PaaS, with essential and high-performance solutions to foster both innovation and production releases of critical applications.

After several months of public beta and invaluable cooperation from testers, Scaleway offers a final version of Kubernetes2 Kapsule which meets all the needs that users keen on new development methods may have.

Fully managed, Kubernetes Kapsule includes one of the widest choice of instances on the market, ranging from Dev instances at €7.99 /month up to very high-end Render-S GPU instances, thus allowing to get started with a cost-effective few-nodes cluster but also to deploy a cluster of up to 500 nodes for artificial intelligence projects (e.g. distributed machine learning).

Deployed and ready to use in a few minutes, Kubernetes Kapsule is designed for high availability and has a 99.95% Control Plane SLA. Indeed, for each cluster, Kaspule’s Control Plane is duplicated to ensure that a replacement control plane remains available at any time, ensuring platform continuity.

“Scaleway’s market approach has been to avoid rushing things and instead explore Kubernetes technology’s potential along with the community, to provide users with the widest choice of options for real-world projects. Kubernetes isn’t just your typical software deployment on instances”, reminds Arnaud de Bermingham, President of Scaleway.

“We were among Kapsule’s first beta testers, right from the early testing phases in May 2019. Today we have decided to extend its use in production for our “SmartLiving as a Service“-platform conUgate, a microservices & serverless based architecture powered by Kubernetes. We also plan to tie our Kapsule workloads to GPU instances in order to build and deploy portable, scalable machine learning workflows based on Kapsule.” explains Mehmet Arziman, CEO and Founder of home-iX, an AI-based “Smart Living as a Service“-platform.

Among many notable and expected features, Kapsule Kubernetes offers node auto-scaling allowing automatic sizing of nodes amount. Following up on this optimization logic, Kubernetes Kapsule also brings ease to many processes. For instance: Kapsule clusters benefit from an auto-healing feature where the cluster automatically recovers and returns to its initial state; cluster access renewal operations such as access invalidation are simplified. Other available options include Nginx and Traefik as Ingress controller3, as well as four different Container Network Interfaces (CNIs).

Kapsule also benefits from the entire public cloud ecosystem, Scaleway Elements. Kapsule is thus extensible on Block Storage, Load Balancer or Container Registry solutions specially designed to facilitate the storage, management and deployment of container images.

Coupled with state-of-the-art integration in full compliance with CNCF standards, Kapsule Kubernetes inherently avoids the ” vendor lock-in” pitfall and perfectly fits the design of hybrid and multi-cloud applications and infrastructures.

Finally, Scaleway has chosen to keep the Control Plane free of charge only to bill the resources (compute, storage, network…) allocated to the deployed cluster, resulting in one of the most attractive offers on the market.

Already in Scaleway’s Paris Datacenters, Kapsule Kubernetes will also be available in Amsterdam.

Discover Kapsule : https://www.scaleway.com/en/kubernetes-kapsule/
Take your first steps with Kapsule : https://blog.scaleway.com/2020/an-introduction-to-kubernetes/
Participate in the Solution Webinar :

https://app.livestorm.co/scaleway-1/scaleway-kubernetes-beginner-en

https://app.livestorm.co/scaleway-1/scaleway-kubernetes-expert-en

About Scaleway

Scaleway is a European cloud services provider supplying a range of pioneering cloud infrastructure covering a full range of services for professionals: public cloud services with Scaleway Elements, private infrastructure with Scaleway Datacenter and dedicated servers with Scaleway Dedibox. Scaleway’s offer is based on some 20 years of expertise in developing and marketing dedicated servers (Scaleway Dedibox) and managing high-end innovative datacenters (Scaleway Datacenter). Scaleway is growing its reputation around the world and currently serves business clients in over 150 countries. Scaleway has four datacenters located in France and one in the Netherlands. Its clients include Le Bon Coin, Vente-Privée (Veepee), Safran and Le Monde.

Sources:

1. https://www.techradar.com/web-hosting/best-bare-metal-hosting
2. https://blog.scaleway.com/2019/scaleway-joins-the-cloud-native-computing-foundation/
3. As a reminder, Kubernetes is the reference open source container orchestrator for the market and for companies that are constantly looking to accelerate the

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