Are you caught up in the whole maze of Digital Transformation and Multi-cloud paradox? Are you pondering about application modernization, operational agility, and scaling your applications fast?
Welcome to the Kubernetes (K8s) world…
Let’s first take a look at the key challenges businesses face when modernizing their digital Infrastructure:
- Need to expand and take advantage of new markets
- Need to Gain competitive advantage
- Need to cater to Dynamic customer expectations
As applications move more to the ‘edge’, so does the underlying Infrastructure complexity in terms of – managing multiple environments, Manual processes, Lack of elasticity and Resource optimization. The ability to deploy and manage applications when and where they are needed will be a differentiator.
Before we delve into ‘why K8s’, let’s understand the problem at hand.
Before containers, application deployments have been monolithic in nature that often included a series of library and binary file dependencies. These application dependencies were required to be managed on each machine. Deploying new features, code updation, and streamlining of DevOps flows became increasingly hard as applications and infrastructure grew in size and complexity.
The challenge was not just limited to accelerating application delivery. It also entailed tying legacy IT to a new breed of solutions to make everything work seamlessly—including keeping traditional applications that are critical to the organization.
With a Microservices based approach applications are broken down into small, modular entities, isolated from each other . Together with containers they allow applications to be abstracted from the environment in which they run, allowing for applications to be deployed with ease and consistency across any environment–private datacenter, public cloud, or the edge. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open source platform that orchestrates and automates container operations, for deploying, scaling and managing containerized applications.
Benefits of Managed Kubernetes:
- Faster Hybrid cloud application deployment
- Better Portability and flexibility
- Focus on Business (applications vis-a-vis Infrastructure complexity)
- Eliminate Operations overhead, Improved OPEX
The key is for organizations to figure out a balanced approach that works best in the context of their business and operational needs that combines the best strategies for using cloud resources with the flexibility to adapt as those needs change.