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Discussion on: Basic HA setup with (docker|kubernetes)

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Yeah - I'd be going with replicas for the applications and using rolling deployments with them to make the fallover work more nicely - at least for the apps I care about (there are quite a few metrics/stats things that really don't matter much so I might not bother with those).

I hear what you say about kubernetes - and it's one of my worries about going with Swarm. I'd really like the simplicity of swarm with the community of kubernetes ;-) Part of my worry with k8s is the pace of development - not of the features themselves so much - but that almost every document & tutorial about it seems to be out of date the moment it's written. One tutorial will say to use X-method for ingress, the next tutorial explains that X-method is so last week and we should all now be using method-Y ;-) For my underlying architecture I quite like it not to move so fast - years of looking after Solaris and AIX boxes will do that to you I guess ;-)

Nothing's set in stone yet - so I'm keeping my options open w/regards k8s vs. swarm. But as you say - I'm painfully aware that k8s seems to have won out and I don't want to be sitting in a year re-building it all ;-)

Thanks again for your reply :-)