Kubera: Fast check-in

Onboarding onto Kubera platform with demo project

The recent Kubera v1.12.0 release emphasizes improvements in multiple user flows including CSI-based cStor storage engines and workload centric backups (Full release notes here). Additionally, MayaData team has been working on new onboarding features and improved user experience. Our main design goals is to help users to start experimenting with Kubera faster. UX improvements will be gradually rolled out with the upcoming release, but one of the exciting onboarding feature made it to the v1.12 release - onboarding using demo clusters. Demo project gives users ability to test Kubera fully before they prepare their own clusters to add to the Kubera Dashboard. 


How to get started with Kubera using the demo project

Let’s see how you can complete your onboarding and test Kubera features using the demo cluster.

In this case, you don’t need to worry about getting your Kubernetes cluster up for now. All you need to do is login to the Kubera. 

  1. Visit https://mayadata.io/. Click Sign Up Free button on the upper right corner to sign up for a new account.
    Kubera: Unleash Kubernetes for data
  2. Sign up using GitHub authentication or your work email address. Note that the 2min video on this screen is also very informative to understand high-level Kubera features.

    Sign up for Kubera: Use Kubernetes for data
  3. Once you verify your email, you will get to the Welcome screen. Name your project and click on Continue.

    Kubera welcom screen
  4. On the next screen, where you originally had to connect your cluster to complete your onboarding, now you will see the new Start Demo Project button. If you have your cluster ready, you can always choose your Kubernetes cluster provider type, cluster name and connect your cluster. Otherwise, click on Start Demo Project to skip adding clusters now and get started quickly.

    Kubera: Connect your Kubernetes cluster
  5. Once you click on Start Demo Project a demo environment will be created and connected to your profile.

    Kubera Demo
  6. That's all. You are on-boarded. Now you can play with all Kubera features while you prepare your cluster to be added to your profile.
TL;DR - Kubera is SaaS that makes it easy to use Kubernetes itself as your data layer.  It is free forever for individual use.  Get started here:  Kubera.mayadata.io

Most popular workloads on Kubera

Once you get familiar with Kubera, add your cluster to Kubera and follow one of our step-by-step stateful workload deployment guides listed below to get your applications up and running. 

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Murat Karslioglu
VP @OpenEBS & @MayaData_Inc. Murat Karslioglu is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and startup advisor with over 15 years of experience in storage, distributed systems, and enterprise hardware development. Prior to joining MayaData, Murat worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise / 3PAR Storage in various advanced development projects including storage file stack performance optimization and the storage management stack for HPE’s Hyper-converged solution. Before joining HPE, Murat led virtualization and OpenStack integration projects within the Nexenta CTO Office. Murat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Sakarya University, Turkey, as well as a number of IT certifications. When he is not in his lab, he loves to travel, advise startups, and spend time with his family. Lives to innovate! Opinions my own!
Ranjith Raveendran
Ranjith is a Software Engineer in MayaData and has worked on the OpenEBS project from its beginning. He has 5+ years of experience in the Storage industry. Ranjith is interested in different solution approaches and has excellent knowledge of LocalPV and disk management. In his free time, he listens to music, watches movies, and goes for bike rides.
Kiran Mova
Kiran evangelizes open culture and open-source execution models and is a lead maintainer and contributor to the OpenEBS project. Passionate about Kubernetes and Storage Orchestration. Contributor and Maintainer OpenEBS projects. Co-founder and Chief Architect at MayaData Inc.