Kubernetes clusters are becoming an integral part of how businesses operate. As organizations continue to grow, it becomes increasingly important to have a scalable IT infrastructure that can keep up. Multi-cluster deployments are one way to overcome this challenge.
Kubernetes is a cloud-native open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It is often employed to automate applications used for running businesses or as a system to manage application products.
Quick network response times have become the standard.
33 milliseconds - The amount of time needed for a piece of information to travel from Spain to the U.S. and back via the Marea undersea cable.
Kubernetes is all about sharing machines between applications. Typically, sharing machines requires ensuring that two applications don’t try to use the same ports. Managing port allocation across multiple developers is difficult at scale, and exposes users to cluster-level issues they can’t control.
Ever since it became more than an atmospheric mass of condensed water vapor, cloud has provided apps the ability to automatically scale with it and significantly impact its use. Cloud enables teams to operate applications without having to constantly and manually modify the underlying resources to fit the actual demand.
With Kubernetes becoming an ubiquitous platform for running software at scale, an obvious but sometimes overlooked topic is security. Over the past years, several guidelines to secure Kubernetes clusters have been released.
“The days of single cloud deployments are gone”, according to David Linthicum, Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte and I couldn’t agree more: Flexera’s 2021 State of the Cloud Report states that 93% of businesses are already moving to a multi-cloud architecture.
Various Kubernetes objects like Pods, Deployments, Services etc. were created on a Cluster without structuring in previous parts of this series. If you continue this process, these objects will grow exponentially and become challenging to maintain at some point.
Organizations that successfully implement cloud native technologies often perform better than their peers. Cloud native is not new, but it has certainly gained popularity due to the multitude of success stories that are out there today.