Easily manage containers
Containerization is useful, but in most cases (depending on the use case) individual containers are difficult to manage. Therefore, an orchestration tool is needed to manage all these containerized workloads and applications.
What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes is a young but rapidly growing platform for managing and orchestrating containerized workloads, applications and services. In other words, an orchestrator. Google launched this platform in 2014. In a relatively short time, Kubernetes has become a resounding success. This is partly due to its strong open source community.
A major advantage of Kubernetes is flexibility. For example, applications are no longer tied to the Linux version of the server on which they operate. Kubernetes can therefore be used in a private, public or hybrid cloud, or on-premise. This is called ‘cloud agnostic’. All this means is that you can run your environment from anywhere.
The power of Kubernetes
- Facilitates fast development times – ideal for developers releasing many new versions of applications (CI/CD)
- Automatically scalable
- You no longer have to worry about difficult configurations (e.g. from network or storage)
- Batch Executions: Kubernetes can manage your batch and CI workloads
- Self-healing: restarts, replaces and terminates containers as needed
- Automated rollouts and rollbacks