Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Today we are proud to announce Submariner, a new open-source project enabling network connectivity between Kubernetes clusters. We launched the project to provide network connectivity for microservices deployed in multiple Kubernetes clusters that need to communicate with each other. This new solution overcomes barriers to connectivity between Kubernetes clusters and allows for a host of new multi-cluster implementations, such as database replication within Kubernetes across geographic regions and deploying service mesh across clusters.
Organizations are looking for Kubernetes as the standard computing platform across all public and private cloud infrastructure. Submariner allows these organizations to seamlessly connect, scale, and migrate workloads across Kubernetes clusters deployed on any cloud.
Historically, Kubernetes deployments implement network virtualization, enabling containers to run on multiple nodes within the same cluster to communicate with each other. However, containers running in different Kubernetes clusters must communicate with each other through ingress controllers or node ports. Submariner now creates the necessary tunnels and routes needed to enable containers in different Kubernetes clusters to connect directly. Key features of Submariner include:
Developers who are interested in downloading, installing and playing with this new networking solution should visit https://submariner.io or follow the project on https://github.com/rancher/submariner. Enterprises who need assistance in deploying and managing Submariner can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Submariner and its roadmap, join Submariner lead engineer Chris Kim as they present Submariner in our online meetup. In this meetup, they discuss and demo:
Get the recorded meetup and slides.