Are you looking to learn and experiment with Kubernetes and Calico?
Welcome to our playground! With just one click, you’ll gain access to a fully-functional Kubernetes cluster with Calico installed. No more wasting hours trying to set up your own local environment. Instead, you can start learning and experimenting in a matter of just minutes.
Kubernetes has a flexible and extensible networking architecture. In other words, Kubernetes doesn’t force you to use a specific networking solution. Instead, you have the freedom to use third-party network plugins (like Calico) that comply with the Container Network Interface (CNI) standard.
This flexibility is awesome because it offers two major benefits. First, you can choose the networking solution that best fits your needs. Second, you can easily switch to new networking technologies as they become available.
Note: CNI is a project that consists of a specification and libraries for writing plugins that handle networking for containers. You can think of CNI as a set of rules that containers follow to connect to networks.
When we say a plugin is CNI-compliant, it means it adheres to the specifications defined by the CNI standard and can be used in any container orchestrator that supports the CNI specification.
Calico is a CNI-compliant network plugin that provides networking and network security solutions for containers. It provides a wide range of networking features, such as IP address assignment, routing, and network isolation, to enable seamless communication between containers.
Calico is compatible with a wide variety of platforms, including Kubernetes.
Our playground comes with a single-node Kubernetes cluster, preinstalled with Calico.
Note that you can use the playground for 1 hour. If required, you can extend the usage by 15 minutes by clicking the icon next to the timer icon.
So why wait? Start learning and experimenting with Kubernetes and Calico today!