What is a Cloud-Native Computing Platform?
A Cloud-Native Computing Platform is defined as a cloud environment composed of shared Kubernetes clusters. Here, users directly obtain access to their fully isolated Kubernetes namespaces, eliminating the need to manage virtual machines, cloud instances, or the Kubernetes cluster itself.
Within a Cloud-Native Computing Platform, users have access to the Kubernetes API. However, their permissions are restricted to managing only their specific namespace. You only pay for resources consumed by the running pods and persistent volume claims in your namespace. If your Kubernetes namespace remains empty, you incur no charges.
Puzl is among the pioneering cloud providers (to our knowledge) that implement this approach. With Puzl, allocating cloud computing resources becomes simpler and more flexible, allowing for minimal requests of 0.1vCPU and 128MB of RAM.
I already use AWS / Digital Ocean / Google Cloud / another cloud provider. Why should I consider Puzl?
There are numerous reasons to consider Puzl, but here are some key advantages:
1. For teams without a dedicated DevOps engineer, managing cloud infrastructure (be it instances, droplets, or virtual machines) can be tedious. As your project expands, the time and effort required to support and orchestrate your infrastructure also increase.
Kubernetes aims to streamline the deployment and scaling of applications. This makes it a favorable alternative to traditional cloud instances. If you're new to Kubernetes or have a limited number of applications to orchestrate, Puzl is an ideal platform to learn. You don't need to deploy an entire Kubernetes cluster. At Puzl, you're billed only for the computing resources utilized by your active applications. As your application grows, adjusting its resource requests or scaling it using multiple replicas becomes a breeze, even during runtime.
2. If you're using a managed Kubernetes solution from a renowned cloud provider, ensuring that your Kubernetes cluster is correctly configured with the right security policies is vital.
Overlooking certain network or pod security policies can pose significant risks, given the multitude of attack vectors targeting containerized applications. Puzl offers Kubernetes access without any complex configurations. The Kubernetes cluster is pre-configured, with established pod security and network policies. Essentially, Puzl is a plug-and-play Kubernetes solution.
3. Even after correctly setting up your Kubernetes cluster in a cloud environment, it's crucial to monitor your cloud instances to ensure effective scaling. This entails not only determining when to operate or terminate instances based on your application's load but also selecting the appropriate CPU and RAM allocations. Typically, cloud providers don't offer instances with customizable resources.
Puzl eliminates the complexities of resource utilization. You no longer need to juggle the orchestration of cloud instances. Directly run pods with any resource requests. Furthermore, for applications that operate on-demand and are mostly idle, Puzl enables the creation of burstable pods. These pods can request minimal resources but have considerably higher limits. If your application occasionally uses more resources, you're billed only for the requested amount and any temporary overhead.
How can I get started?
Simply join Puzl, and your cloud Kubernetes namespace will be operational in seconds, no special requests to the support team required. By adding a minimum balance of 10 USD, you'll instantly gain access to ample vCPU, RAM, and GPUs.