How Many Kubernetes Clusters?

Please separate production and testing by having two separate Kubernetes clusters. Here is why:

Why separate testing and production?

How to separate testing and production?

I recommend using a separate Kubernetes cluster for production.

I understand the pressure to save costs, but here are the issues you really want to discover before production:

Why not … ?

There are many other ways to separate testing and production.

These are excellent way to share a testing cluster and avoid cluster sprawl.

They are also a good way to get started. No need to worry about downtime, if you have hardly any user to complain.

But in my experience, only a separate cluster properly tests the integration between the application and the platform.

✨ Please do your own risk assessment. Ask yourself:

How many minutes of downtime are equal to the cost of another Kubernetes cluster?