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GOV.UK Kubernetes platform user documentation

The GOV.UK Kubernetes platform is an AWS-hosted Kubernetes cluster, using Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service.

Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services.

Kubernetes facilitates both declarative configuration and automation.

Kubernetes manages the entire lifecycle of containerised applications and provides mechanisms for:

  • service discovery and load balancing
  • persistent storage orchestration
  • automated rollouts and rollbacks
  • self-healing deployments
  • secrets and config management

See the official Kubernetes overview documentation for more details.

Use this technical documentation to find out how to:

  • start using the platform
  • manage your app on the platform
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