Manage and scale your applications with Kubernetes
As businesses innovate in this digital age, user-facing applications are becoming increasingly complex to deploy, manage and scale. Specifically, managing and scaling applications becomes a nightmare during times of peak use for example during holiday sales (like Black Friday), launches, and when marketing campaigns are ongoing. This is where Kubernetes comes in!
Kubernetes: What is it?
This is an open-source platform that automates container operations. It eliminates the complexities involved in deploying and scaling containerized applications. If you are wondering what a container is, the simplest answer is that this is a packaged form of your application that makes it more portable and cloud-native (cloud-first/cloud compatible). You can read more on containers and containerization here. Kubernetes is built with the same principles that allow companies like Google to scale planet-wide. Kubernetes automatically grows or shrinks the resources consumed by your applications based on the amount of traffic or usage.
Should my company use Kubernetes?
Truly, several considerations need to be made before jumping on to the K8s (short for Kubernetes) bandwagon. Here are some starter questions to ask yourself:
> Is my platform the next big thing?
> Is my application experiencing intermittent bursts of traffic?
> Are my applications cloud-native? (are your applications using containers?)
> Are you using microservices?
> Are you considering a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategy?
Perfect use-cases for Kubernetes
Legacy monitoring solutions were not designed to monitor systems with several moving, replacing, and scaling components. Legacy monitoring tools were built to keep a record of static environments where the only modifications were externally driven and preplanned. The need to keep up with the more dynamic needs of the business is the primary driver for the rapid adoption of containers, serverless, and K8s. Microservices are essential for staying competitive, and K8s is essential for managing microservices.
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