We’re pleased to announce Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) support for Cluster API is a Kubernetes subproject focused on providing declarative APIs and tooling to simplify provisioning, upgrading, and operating multiple Kubernetes clusters.
Kubernetes is a complex system that relies on many components being configured correctly to have a working cluster and many organizations choose to use a fully managed Kubernetes service, such as , to avoid this complexity. However, managing the lifecycle of creating, scaling, upgrading, and deleting multiple clusters is complicated, and different clouds give different experiences. Cluster API (CAPI) reduces the complexity and effort of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters by providing Kubernetes-style APIs and patterns to automate cluster lifecycle management across multiple clouds and on-premises.
With CAPI, Kubernetes cluster administrators get the following key benefits:
- More control of configuration and software installed in clusters
- Standardized approach to manage clusters across multiple clouds and on-premises
- Lifecycle control of both managed and self-hosted Kubernetes clusters
- Reuse existing ecosystem components rather than duplication of functionality