Containers are great. Deploying and maintainting the infrastructures that run them sucks.
That’s why we use kops to manage our clusters in AWS. The name ‘kops’ is a conflation of ‘kubernetes’ and ‘ops’ and it does exactly that… The creation of your kubernetes infrastructure in less than 10 minutes. Kops also handles upgrades of kubernetes and resizing your clusters.
If you’re looking to get your feet wet, just follow the directions here to get started.