Cloudflare + Kubernetes

Multi-Cloud, Federated Kubernetes Made Easy

Deploying applications using containers provides an effective way to ensure that application code runs in a consistent, lightweight, and portable environment. While this solution works effectively for applications running in the same cloud it has been difficult to scale out to take advantage of the benefits provided by having multiple cloud providers.

Using the Cloudflare® Load Balancer or Argo Tunnel Ingress Controller in conjunction with Kubernetes®, developers can ensure applications benefit from cluster management across clouds. Together, Cloudflare’s multi-cloud solution and Kubernetes lead to improved application availability and reduced costs, while also providing a unified security and performance control plane.

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Global Network Security

Origins protected with Cloudflare benefit from 20 Tbps of DDoS mitigation capacity, 15x bigger than the largest DDoS attack, and the security insights derived from 12 million protected Internet properties worldwide.


Single Control Plane

Apply and monitor security policies, manage routing and tweak performance settings from a single location reducing both the time spent managing configurations as well as the possibility of a misconfiguration.

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Security Without A Performance Penalty

Cloudflare’s 155 data centers improve performance through integrated traffic acceleration and low-latency security services.

Run Kubernetes Across Clouds

The Cloudflare Load Balancer provides traffic routing and failover for Kubernetes clusters across clouds and regions. To get started and take advantage of the improved availability, control, and visibility follow the step by step guide here.

Key Capabilities

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    Apply and Monitor Security Policies
    Ensure every Kubernetes cluster is protected with the same robust set of security rules in all clouds, and receive a unified set of logs and analytics for every cluster.
  • Tweak Universal Performance Settings
    By changing settings for every cluster only once in the Cloudflare dashboard, spend less time managing individual clusters and reduce the possibility of misconfigurations.
  • Manage Routing Configurations
    Use Cloudflare Load Balancing to easily route traffic to a Kubernetes cluster that is nearest to the user, cheapest to run, or failover to a healthy cluster during an outage.
  • Add and Modify Web Applications
    Easily add applications hosted using Kubernetes clusters on premise, in a private cloud, or in the public cloud. Cloudflare Load Balancer works with applications hosted in or across any setup.

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