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Running Kubernetes on Multiple Clouds with IBM Cloud Private

IBM® Cloud Private is a turnkey cloud solution and an on-premises turnkey cloud solution. IBM Cloud Private delivers pure upstream Kubernetes with the typical management components that are required to run real enterprise workloads. These workloads include health management, log management, audit trails, and metering for tracking usage of workloads on the platform.

IBM Cloud Private is available in a community edition and a fully supported enterprise edition. The community edition is available at no charge from Docker Hub. The enterprise edition supports high availability topologies and includes commercial support from IBM for Kubernetes and the IBM Cloud Private management platform. If you want to try IBM Cloud Private, you can use either the hosted trial, the tutorial, or the self-guided demo. You can also try the free community edition. For details, see Get started with IBM Cloud Private.

For more information, explore the following resources:

IBM Cloud Private and Terraform

The following modules are available where you can deploy IBM Cloud Private by using Terraform:

IBM Cloud Private on AWS

You can deploy an IBM Cloud Private cluster on Amazon Web Services (AWS) by using either AWS CloudFormation or Terraform.

IBM Cloud Private has a Quick Start that automatically deploys IBM Cloud Private into a new virtual private cloud (VPC) on the AWS Cloud. A regular deployment takes about 60 minutes, and a high availability (HA) deployment takes about 75 minutes to complete. The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates and a deployment guide.

This Quick Start is for users who want to explore application modernization and want to accelerate meeting their digital transformation goals, by using IBM Cloud Private and IBM tooling. The Quick Start helps users rapidly deploy a high availability (HA), production-grade, IBM Cloud Private reference architecture on AWS. For all of the details and the deployment guide, see the IBM Cloud Private on AWS Quick Start.

IBM Cloud Private can also run on the AWS cloud platform by using Terraform. To deploy IBM Cloud Private in an AWS EC2 environment, see Installing IBM Cloud Private on AWS.

IBM Cloud Private on Azure

You can enable Microsoft Azure as a cloud provider for IBM Cloud Private deployment and take advantage of all the IBM Cloud Private features on the Azure public cloud. For more information, see IBM Cloud Private on Azure.

IBM Cloud Private on Red Hat OpenShift

You can deploy IBM certified software containers that are running on IBM Cloud Private onto Red Hat OpenShift.

Integration capabilities:

For more information see, IBM Cloud Private on OpenShift.

IBM Cloud Private on VirtualBox

To install IBM Cloud Private to a VirtualBox environment, see Installing IBM Cloud Private on VirtualBox.

IBM Cloud Private on VMware

You can install IBM Cloud Private on VMware with either Ubuntu or RHEL images. For details, see the following projects:

The IBM Cloud Private Hosted service automatically deploys IBM Cloud Private Hosted on your VMware vCenter Server instances. This service brings the power of microservices and containers to your VMware environment on IBM Cloud. With this service, you can extend the same familiar VMware and IBM Cloud Private operational model and tools from on-premises into the IBM Cloud.

For more information, see IBM Cloud Private Hosted service.