Why is Kubernetes Making Hybrid Cloud Mainstream?
Most of the companies are now moving beyond the stage of experiment and are viewing the cloud as a crucial aspect of their IT strategy, whether it is for the transition of their on-premise infrastructure and cloud applications or the addition of cloud-based services as their hybrid approach. It is now made more accessible to make these transitions, all thanks to the Kubernetes implementation. The layering and scaling of application within the cloud containers is possible with Kubernetes. It works in sync with the cloud infrastructure for allowing a more productive and portable environment.
Simultaneously, the tools, services, and the best practices of the organization for the cloud keep on developing for supporting large-scale industrial needs. Keeping this trend in mind, below are some of the useful points on hybrid cloud becoming mainstream and the helpful role of Kubernetes to help deliver practical improvements to the existing infrastructure.
Drive Agile Development in the Business
The main reason for every business for moving to the cloud is its capability to increase operational efficiency. There are many benefits offered by the cloud to companies like storage, easy and nearly instant computing provisioning, resource scaling, network resources, and pay as you go, business model. All these benefits of cloud contribute towards driving agility in the business by helping future expansion and improving employees’ flexibility.
Further, the containers offer portability of applications across various environments, helps in more agile development through easy functionality separation into small microservices, and helps the development team to efficiently deploy the software, move faster, and operate at an outstanding scale. It can be called the next step in the deployment of enterprise hybrid cloud.
Container Orchestration Dominance by Kubernetes
One of the main events of the cloud has been the fight for dominating the container orchestration. There had been a fierce three-way battle between Mesos, Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. However, Kubernetes emerged as a clear winner. What makes it the victor is its wide range of contributors, support across different platforms, and fast development of capabilities. Many companies are now either using this technology or investing in containers, which show that the organizations have started to take note, and this is a sign of rapid growth in the Kubernetes market.
Kubernetes with DevOps is a Powerful Match
There has been an incredible rise in Kubernetes in the last few years due to the leverage of containers by organizations for micro-services, complex applications, and cloud applications. DevOps has also got more traction due to the rise in Kubernetes. While both of them seem to be different as one is a methodology, and another one is a tool, but both work together for security and fast delivery.
There is a connection between DevOps teams that create applications and run containers and need an orchestration engine to make them continue running at scale. It’s where DevOps and Kubernetes come together. With the help of Kubernetes, the teams can respond to the client’s demands without worrying about the layer of infrastructure as Kubernetes takes care of it. Kubernetes has an orchestration engine within it that does the once-manual works of scaling, deploying, and more resiliency building into the applications, also it can be managed on the fly. Therefore, for DevOps teams, Kubernetes is essential to automate, build resiliency, and scale while also minimizing the burden of infrastructure.
Kubernetes Can be Deployed Everywhere and Run Anywhere
An application can be deployed anywhere using Kubernetes capabilities and that too without worrying about the existing infrastructure. One of the main benefits of running containers is the abstraction layer. Irrespective of where it is deployed, the container with be running the same within the Kubernetes.
You can choose to run Kubernetes anywhere – whether in the cloud, on-premise, or on edge. So, you are not locked to choose either between cloud-managed deployment or on-premise deployment. You are free to have all.
Configuration and Infrastructure as Code
In Kubernetes, everything is ‘as-code’, to ensure that the application and the infrastructure layer are all portable, declarative, and stored securely in the source repository. Maintaining and controlling the environment is automatically made possible by running ‘as-code’.
Cloud and Kubernetes in Unison
Behind Kubernetes, there is no single company, and this is what makes it unique. It’s completely open-source, and this is a massive factor behind its adoption to date. Being an open-source service, Kubernetes provides a lot of flexibility in the way it is used: types of software it works with, the providers with which it can work, whether there is shared infrastructure or private infrastructure, whether AWS or Google. Kubernetes is useful, especially with multi-cloud or hybrid deployments, which are gaining importance as the most used cloud model for industries. However, it can make it very difficult to manage the containers when so many of them are there across the clouds and the various infrastructures for one business.
Here Kubernetes is beneficial as it not only manages the containers but also automates the process of deployment for them. A business saves a lot of money through automation as it helps in improving the efficiency and also enables the IT team to keep focused on other main areas of the business. It becomes true when good management of containers means that deploying software using Kubernetes is always almost painless. Also, it could potentially minimize the hardware cost by doing proper use of the present hardware. Combining them all forces Kubernetes towards more mainstream deployments along with continued growth in big production workloads.
Everything is moving rapidly in the cloud world, and many organizations are heading towards adopting Kubernetes for building a highly secure platform that’s flexible and always available to allow the organizations to serve their customers more reliably, faster, and at a larger scale. This quick adoption shows that it is becoming mainstream as organizations are continuously looking for innovative and effective ways to consume the cloud for their businesses.
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