Kubernetes Cluster Federation with Multi-Region and Cloud Deployment

Complete Guide to Kubernetes cluster Federation


  • Kubernetes cluster configured in any region on any Cloud platform like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
  • Kubernetes Federation manages deployments and services across all the clusters located in different areas.


The federation includes two processes –


  • Synchronizing resources across clusters
  • Cross-cluster discovery


Challenges for Kubernetes Cluster Adoption


Kubernetes Federation cluster has following issues/ problems –


  • Cannot access Federation cluster if it gets down, cannot access Federation until it gets up back.
  • In case failure of Federation Cluster, every Kubernetes Cluster will act as an independent Cluster.
  • Alerting and Auditing across Federated Kubernetes Clusters.


Solution Offerings for Setting up Kubernetes Cluster Federation


  • Kubernetes Cluster runs on different Clouds and in different regions managed and controlled by using Kubernetes Federation control plane.
  • Kubernetes Federation control plane shares the resources across the cluster and keeps in sync which minimizes the cluster failure chances across the cluster.
  • Kubernetes Federation provides high availability by sharing load across the cluster using DNS service and load balancers.
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