Nested Kubernetes with Loft

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Conclusions

In the eyes of many admins, the problem with Kubernetes is that it comes without multitenancy out of the box; moreover, all Kubernetes distributions such as OpenShift and Rancher implement their own approaches to support tenants. Loft presents a valid approach to solving this problem, and it works with the official Kubernetes version, as well as with distributions from various vendors. Loft extends the container orchestrator to include an effective principle for multitenant deployment, digging deep into Kubernetes itself to do so. Virtual clusters and flexible, frugal use of the available hardware resources are very much worth the effort.

However, the prices quoted by Loft are quite steep. Therefore, you will first want to evaluate the Free version of the program if you are looking for multitenancy in Kubernetes. If worst comes to worst, it is also important to sharpen your pencil and check whether incorporating Loft is financially worthwhile or whether separate (possibly virtual) hardware could be the better solution at the end of the day.

Infos

  1. Loft: https://www.loft.sh

The Author

Freelance journalist Martin Gerhard Loschwitz focuses primarily on topics such as OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Ceph.

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