It’s only a matter of time before every major cloud vendor will offer a version of Kubernetes as a service. Now it’s IBM’s turn.
This morning IBM announced the next logical step in its support for Docker containers: Kubernetes support on its Bluemix Container Service. Currently available only in a limited beta, its feature set is intended to match Google’s and Microsoft’s offerings.
Kubernetes, the Bluemix way
Previously, the default way to manage Docker containers on Bluemix Container Service was either to spin them up individually by hand or to use Bluemix’s container groups metaphor, where Bluemix directly managed multiple containers running the same image.