Why Kubernetes is the Best Container Orchestration Platform
For years, Google had been quietly building some of the best network infrastructures to power-intensive online services like Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. Kubernetes surfaced from work at Google in 2014, and became the standard way of managing containers. Although Kubernetes was originally developed and designed by engineers at Google, it is now an open source project maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
What can you do with Kubernetes?
As Kubernetes has gained momentum, it has become a platform for innovation and business ideas. It is one of the most powerful orchestration systems on the market today, and given its open source nature and wide container management capabilities.
- The primary advantage of using Kubernetes in your environment, especially if you are optimizing app dev for the cloud, is that it gives you the platform to schedule and run containers on clusters of physical or virtual machines.
- Kubernetes makes it easier for DevOps to collaborate on application delivery by automating many routine operations in building, testing and production.
- Kubernetes has built-in features like self-healing and automated rollouts/rollbacks, effectively managing the containers for you
- Kubernetes can speed up the development process by making easy, automated deployments, updates (rolling-update) and by managing apps and services with almost zero downtime.
How does Kubernetes Cut Down Cost?
Cost is the biggest factor for any development project. Companies try hard to keep the cost down to minimum in order to boost their bottom line. The biggest advantage of using Kubernetes is this platform is completely open source. Developers can take full advantage of the wide range of other open source tools designed specifically to work with Kubernetes without spending high. Kubernetes can be deployed in a company's pre-existing datacenter on premises, in one of the many public cloud environments, and even run as a service.
Kubernetes provides the user with the freedom to decide and define how the applications should run and communicate. The popularity of Kubernetes is no longer limited to early adopters. It is now used all over the globe and available from every renowned cloud provider.