Kubernetes (K8s) simplifies the work of developers and operators, increasing agility and accelerating software delivery. While Kubernetes has been popular with developers for a number of years, it’s now moving steadily into production environments and well on its way to entering the IT mainstream. As enterprises accelerate digital transformation and embrace the Kubernetes ecosystem, some are experiencing growing pains due to a lack of expertise, complex deployments and challenges integrating new and existing systems. Our HighVail experts can help you utilize Kubernetes to manage containerized workloads and services, while enabling teams to understand how to get the full benefits.
K8s is an open source platform that automates Linux container operations to make life easier.
Kubernetes (K8s) is a useful tool that is allowing enterprises to deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications anywhere. But aligning your business to take full advantage of Kubernetes requires careful consideration. This guide will help walk you through that process.
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Kubernetes can run on-premises OpenStack, as well as public clouds like Azure, AWS, Google, and more. It also offers automated scheduling and self-healing capabilities.
Kubernetes is not a mere orchestration system. In fact, it eliminates the need for orchestration. The technical definition of orchestration is execution of a defined workflow: first do A, then B, then C. In contrast, Kubernetes comprises a set of independent, composable control processes that continuously drive the current state towards the provided desired state. It shouldn’t matter how you get from A to C. Centralized control is also not required. This results in a system that is easier to use and more powerful, robust, resilient, and extensible.
Improved Resource Utilization
Kubernetes has high efficiency and density with predictable application performance. Continuous development, integration, and deployment provides for reliable and frequent container image build and deployment with quick and efficient rollbacks (due to image immutability).
Easy Application Upgrades & Maintenance
Kubernetes restarts containers that fail, replaces containers, kills containers that don't respond to your user-defined health check, and doesn't advertise them to clients until they are ready to serve.
Shortened Software Development Cycles
Automate Kubernetes to create new containers for your deployment, remove existing containers and adopt all their resources to the new container.
Production-Grade Container Orchestration
Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.