a Kubernetes shopping list

Brian Hicks, February 8, 2024

I talked to a few people yesterday—it sounds like Kubernetes is where it's at. I really enjoyed Nomad back in the day, but it looks like I'd have to do a lot of roll-your-own, which kind of negates the benefit of operational simplicity for me.

That doesn't mean that I'm going to let simplicity go out the window. I looked around and found that Vultr will manage the control plane for free as long as you pay for the worker nodes. Doesn't look like it's highly-available, but I think that's OK for me for now.

So that leaves me with another shopping list to make: how do I run my stuff in Kubernetes?

But, zooming out, I don't want to spend too much time on this. It's really easy to tweak and tweak and then never move on to the rest of what needs to happen.

So, guess I'll start grabbing stuff and shoving it into Terraform and see what happens!

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