Public Node Pools

In IONOS Managed Kubernetes, a Public Node Pool provides a foundation for hosting applications and services that require external accessibility over the internet. These node pools consist of worker nodes that are exposed to the public network, enabling them to interact with external clients and services.

You can create Kubernetes clusters for Public Node Pools using the Configuration Management Tools or directly using the IONOS Cloud API.


The key features related to Public Node Pools include:

  • External Accessibility: Public Node Pools are designed to host workloads that need to be accessed from outside the Kubernetes cluster. This can include web applications, APIs, and other services that require internet connectivity.

  • Load Balancing: Load balancers are used with IONOS Public Node Pools to distribute incoming traffic across multiple nodes. This helps to achieve high availability, scalability, and efficient resource utilization.

  • Security: The Implementation of proper network policies, firewall rules, and user groups helps IONOS Public Node Pools mitigate potential risks and help in the protection of sensitive data.

  • Scaling: The ability to dynamically scale the number of nodes in a Public Node Pool is crucial for handling varying levels of incoming traffic. This scalability ensures optimal performance during peak usage periods.

  • Public Cloud Integration: Public Node Pools seamlessly integrate with IONOS Cloud services.

  • Monitoring and Logging: Robust monitoring and logging solutions are essential for tracking the performance and health of applications hosted in Public Node Pools. This includes metrics related to traffic, resource utilization, and potential security incidents.

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