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Assessing Patterns for Deploying Distributed Kubernetes Clusters

Published: 08 April 2020

ID: G00465217

Analyst(s): Tony Iams


As the use of Kubernetes proliferates, I&O technical professionals need to deploy a growing number of Kubernetes clusters on-premises and across multiple cloud platforms. This assessment reviews considerations for optimizing the deployment and management of multiple Kubernetes clusters at scale.

Table Of Contents


  • What Are the Requirements for Distributing Kubernetes?
  • Why Deploy Multiple Kubernetes Clusters?
    • Multitenancy
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Hybrid Deployment
    • Multicloud Deployment
    • Edge Deployment
  • What Are the Patterns for Multicluster Kubernetes Deployment and Operation?
    • Multicluster Management
    • Availability Requirements
    • Multicluster Application Services
    • Data Dependencies
    • Security and Identity
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Tools and Solutions for Deploying Distributed Kubernetes Clusters
    • Open-Source Projects
    • Commercial Products

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