What is Liqo?
Liqo is an open-source project that enables dynamic and seamless Kubernetes multi-cluster topologies, supporting heterogeneous on-premise, cloud and edge infrastructures.
What does it provide?
Seamless workloads offloading to remote clusters, without requiring any modification to Kubernetes or the applications themselves. Multi-cluster is made native and transparent: collapse an entire remote cluster to a virtual node compliant with the standard Kubernetes approaches and tools.
A transparent network fabric, enabling multi-cluster pod-to-pod and pod-to-service connectivity, regardless of the underlying configurations and CNI plugins. Natively access the services exported by remote clusters, and spread interconnected application components across multiple infrastructures, with all cross-cluster traffic flowing through secured network tunnels.
A native storage fabric, supporting the remote execution of stateful workloads according to the data gravity approach. Seamlessly extend standard (e.g., database) high availability deployment techniques to the multi-cluster scenarios, for increased guarantees. All without the complexity of managing multiple independent cluster and application replicas.
What to explore next?
New to Liqo? Would you like to know more? Here you can find an in-depth overview of what a peering is, how the virtual node abstraction enables workload offloading, as well as discover about the network and storage fabric subsystems, ensuring the seamless functioning of unmodified multi-cluster applications.
Ready to give Liqo a try? Learn about installation and connectivity requirements, discover how to download and install liqoctl, the CLI tool to streamline the installation and management of Liqo, and explore the customization options, based on the target environment characteristics.
Would you like to quickly join the fray and experiment with Liqo? Set up your playground and check out the getting started examples, which will guide you through a scenario-driven tour of the most notable features of Liqo. Discover how to offload (a subset of) your workloads, access services provided by remote clusters, expose multi-cluster applications, and more.
Do you want to make a step further and discover all the Liqo configuration options? These guides get you covered! Find out how to establish and configure a peering between two clusters, as well as how to enable and customize namespace offloading. Explore the details about which and how native resources are reflected to remote clusters, and learn more about the support for stateful applications.