Improved Reliability for Your K8s Setup

Kubernetes helps improve reliability by default. However, even with its built-in self-healing capabilities, expert intervention is critical to adjust and fine-tune your Kubernetes clusters for reliable operations.
Our certified Kubernetes experts handle all the complex operational tasks, such as deployments, scaling, monitoring, security patching, and more. With our improved reliability service, your apps will stay secure and available without any operational burden on your teams.

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When Investing in Kubernetes Reliability Pays Off

You run mission-critical apps and want to minimize downtime

Downtime, even for brief periods, can be incredibly costly for a business. When your Kubernetes clusters go down, your websites, web apps, mobile apps, or other customer-facing services are offline and inaccessible. 
Customers expect reliable services they can depend on around the clock. If they consistently can't access your offerings, they'll quickly lose patience and take their business elsewhere to competitors who can deliver on reliability.

You have stringent uptime requirements

Industries like finance, healthcare, and e-commerce can’t tolerate unreliable systems or downtime due to strict compliance requirements. 
For example, financial firms require maximum uptime and data integrity to avoid missed transactions, compliance violations, and hefty penalties. In healthcare, the continuous availability of electronic records is essential for proper patient care when lives are at stake. And e-commerce businesses rely on uninterrupted shopping experiences 24/7, as even brief downtime leads to abandoned carts and permanently lost sales.

You have rapid traffic fluctuations

Customer demand often fluctuates based on promotions, new product launches, seasonal trends, or other events. During these peaks, application traffic can surge to levels that severely tax your Kubernetes infrastructure. If your clusters can't reliably scale resources up, you risk outages.

You have a global user base

If your Kubernetes applications serve a global user base, you need regionalized clusters deployed across multiple geographic zones. This allows the applications to run close to each major user base to minimize latency. However, these regionalized Kubernetes clusters must stay reliably synchronized and quickly failover to backup regions if an outage occurs in one location.

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Autoscaling configurations

Traffic spikes put immense strain on unprepared infrastructure. A sudden influx of users can quickly overwhelm existing resources if you lack proper scaling measures in place.
While Kubernetes offers autoscaling features, the default settings are often insufficient. The out-of-the-box configurations can’t account for variations in application architectures, performance profiles, cost constraints, and traffic patterns across different business domains.
Our role is to analyze your application demands and requirements. We then tune the complex web of autoscaling levers, policies, and trigger conditions to create a high-performing scaling setup and maintain high availability during traffic spikes without over-provisioning.

Kubernetes monitoring and alerting

Our engineers use cloud-native services and open-source tools like Prometheus and Grafana to implement full-stack Kubernetes monitoring. Metrics are collected across all layers — infrastructure, control plane, nodes, workloads, and applications.
Our custom dashboards provide visibility into cluster status, resource utilization, pod lifecycles, scheduler/controller operations, and more. We also configure intelligent alerting rules based on your specific SLOs to proactively notify teams about any operational, performance, or availability issues.

Release coordination

Modern applications rarely exist in a vacuum. They often depend on external systems like databases and caching layers. Updating just the Kubernetes deployment without considering these dependencies can impact reliability.
IT Outposts carefully coordinates Kubernetes deployments with other dependencies, like database updates or configuration changes, to ensure improved reliability.

Security hardening

We implement rigorous role-based access control policies using the principle of least privilege. 
All application secrets, credentials, and certificates get securely stored and distributed using proven key management and vault solutions.
These security practices, combined with Kubernetes’ immutable control plane model, allow us to strengthen your clusters’ security defenses. As a result, you mitigate Kubernetes reliability risks from misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and potential attacks.

Custom health checks

While Kubernetes provides liveness/readiness probes by default, these only validate if containers are actually running. For improved reliability, we build custom health checks that verify positive functional scenarios from the end-user’s perspective.
These functional health checks catch issues that standard liveness probes can miss, such as startup issues, partial failures, processing delays, and more. They prevent situations where pods may be “running” but provide degraded service and help increase stability and reliability for Kubernetes.

Highly Reliable K8s Awaits

No more downtime disasters

When you trust us with your Kubernetes environments, you get highly available, self-healing infrastructure you can depend on day and night. Your customers enjoy seamless experiences while you focus on more strategic business activities.

Accelerated innovation cycles

With our improved reliability service, your teams can release new customer-delighting features and experiences into production as frequently as you'd like. We'll ensure your Kubernetes clusters are ready to handle each new deployment without hiccups. Continuous iteration will become the new norm.

Cloud costs under control

Our expertise in Kubernetes autoscaling ensures your clusters operate in a cost-efficient, optimized state. Resources scale up seamlessly to meet high availability needs during demanding periods. But we also prevent overprovisioning and idle spending when traffic is low. With our cost optimization approach, you can maximize your cloud budgets without sacrificing resilience.

Bullet-proof security posture

We lock down your Kubernetes environments through multiple security layers — access rules, network restrictions, process constraints, and automated updates. Your critical applications and intellectual property stay secure, so you can rest easy.

Our Path to Kubernetes Reliability

Discovery

First, we need to understand your business goals and operational requirements. The discovery stage allows us to gain full visibility into your current Kubernetes environment, deployment processes, observability practices, and any existing reliability gaps or pain points.

Analysis

Our engineers then review your Kubernetes configurations, codebases, and metrics. We identify potential Kubernetes reliability risks and areas for improvement.

Strategy

Based on the analysis, our team designs a custom reliability strategy tailored to your Kubernetes needs. Our recommendations include optimized deployment methods, health-checking approaches, self-healing policies, security hardening, and robust monitoring and alerting.

Implementation

With the strategy defined, we implement reliability improvements and best practices across your Kubernetes clusters and CI/CD pipelines. This involves hands-on configuration updates, security lockdowns, instrumentation additions, and automation workflows.

Validation

Before rolling out the updated Kubernetes environments to production, our team purposely creates potential issues and failures through practices like fault injection testing. This allows us to verify that all the new resilience features we implemented will actually work as intended when real problems arise in the production systems.

Optimization

After we set up the system, we continuously monitor and adjust the reliability controls, policies, and thresholds. As your application demands and traffic change over time, we make updates to ensure maximum uptime.

Knowledge transfer

In parallel, we provide comprehensive knowledge transfer so your teams can own and sustain the improved reliability practices long-term.

Unlock Maximum Uptime and Cost-Efficiency

Spend less time fixing issues and more time innovating with IT Outposts as your Kubernetes reliability partner. We'll handle the hard work, freeing up your skilled teams to focus on building great products that make customers happy and grow your business. Achieve advanced reliability configuration in Kubernetes — schedule a consultation!

Our Clients’ Feedback

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Petr Kirillov
CTO, C Teleport Improved Reliability Service
Thanks to IT Outposts' efforts, we have kept their app deployment on schedule and achieved a great incident response time. IT Outposts is trustworthy and an expert in their field; they can come up with complex solutions on time, demonstrating outstanding experience.
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Egor Prihodko
CEO, OneDayBundle Improved Reliability Service
Cooperation with IT Outposts has been a game-changer for our business. Our main goal was to get certified with Amazon's strict security and operational rules so we could integrate our services directly with the Amazon marketplace. I'm thrilled to say we got access to Amazon's Selling Partner API.
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Benjamin Theobald
COO, Maxxer Improved Reliability Service
IT Outposts’ efforts have mitigated human errors and streamlined the development process, meeting expectations. They’ve facilitated a productive workflow through a collaborative approach. Their experience, accountability, and professionalism accentuate their high-quality output.
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Konstantin Suhinin
Delivery Director, Dinarys GmbhImproved Reliability Service
The IT Outposts team created a detailed monitoring dashboard that ensured smooth project scalability for main cloud providers and performed high availability optimization for their platform. The company was quite happy to work with such talented professionals.
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Philipp Nacht
CTO, Financial Services CompanyImproved Reliability Service
A responsible partner, IT Outpost has worked hard to handle the client's project, executing their dedication and commitment. The team has professionally accommodated all the client's requests. They are communicative, diligent, and knowledgeable in the workflow.
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Alexander Konovalov
Founder, CEO, Vidby AGImproved Reliability Service
With the ongoing project, the team has prepared an architecture plan and has deployed the infrastructure of the platform. They are having an effective and smooth collaboration so far. The client is impressed by IT Outposts' commitment and accountability as their partnership continues.
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Igor Churilov
BDM, Steelkiwi Inc.Improved Reliability Service
IT Outposts helped the company automate and unify the product deployment workflow. They provided solutions that were successfully accepted by the company's internal project team. They led excellent communication that ensured a productive workflow.
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Daniel Scott
CTO, Beta TraderImproved Reliability Service
IT Outposts successfully executed seamless project management by developing a productive strategy that managed confidential data, customer functions, and admission permissions. They worked closely with the client and communicated well. Their accountability and skills were notable in the workflow.
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Kostyantyn Tolstopyat
CEO, AKMCreatorImproved Reliability Service
With IT Outposts, the company achieved their goal of deployment automation. The vendor team developed a thorough plan that led to about 30%–50% savings in time and faster project implementation. They impressed the client by being present at every stage of communication.
Philipp Werner
Director, Robotics LabImproved Reliability Service
So far, IT Outposts has reduced the client's internal infrastructure budget by 40%. The work is being done perfectly by the team, and they are willing to make any changes to improve the quality of their work. The team communicates effectively with the internal team to ensure a smooth workflow.
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Oleksandr Popov
CEO, MriyarImproved Reliability Service
IT Outposts is monitoring over 35 servers and seven services, which has allowed them to outline a clear infrastructure to optimize underlying processes. They've also optimized the budget by about 40% and have a plan to further optimize resource use.
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Chloe Morrisonn
Chief Product Owner, RECURImproved Reliability Service
IT Outposts has successfully performed the client’s requirements, meeting expectations. Their collaborative and communicative approach ensures an efficient and seamless workflow. Beyond their in-depth DevOps expertise, their outstanding project management is impressive.
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Dmytro Dobrytskyi
CEO, Mind StudiosImproved Reliability Service
IT Outposts helped the client move their infrastructure to AWS and configure Docker and Kubernetes for faster project environment setup. They also delivered detailed technical documentation and instructions on maintaining the new infrastructure. Moreover, the vendor was responsive and timely.
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Professional Help for Optimized Kubernetes Reliability

With our certified team of professionals, you get peace of mind knowing your mission-critical containerized applications work smoothly around the clock.
Our proven processes provide a foundation for your containerized ecosystem’s success. From zero-downtime deployment strategies and comprehensive observability to security hardening and cost optimization, we check all the boxes.

FAQ

Reliability in Kubernetes means keeping your applications running smoothly on the Kubernetes clusters without any downtime or disruptions.

Kubernetes itself is a highly reliable and proven platform when configured correctly. However, to ensure improved reliability for your applications, you need additional setup, Kubernetes monitoring, and optimizations done by professionals.

To get the best reliability and cost efficiency from Kubernetes, you need to fine-tune resource limits, automatic scaling policies, and observability tools.

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