Don’t be scared about Kubernetes, learn 5 good reasons for embracing it. 1. Free Cloud Solution . 2. Same solution for all the problems . 3. A new way to do the same things. 4. Architectural advantages. 5. Simplified DevOps and performance
Kubernetes is the leading solution for container orchestration. In this article, we will learn 5 simple reasons for using it. These reasons are technical and strategic. In fact, we will learn that using Kubernetes we can not only solve technical problems but also helps in cloud transformation.
Choosing only 5 points was quite hard, considering all the benefits of using Kubernetes. Anyway, you could reply to this post and add your own motivation.
Having something for free is not required in enterprises, but it is welcome. All we know that free is just a utopia, nothings cames for free. But with Kubernetes, we have something without any licensing costs. That’s a great starting point. The good quality of Kubernetes is that its “free of charge” nature remains when we migrate to the cloud. In fact, most of the bigger public vendors give us the Kubernetes service for free, applying pricing only for the resources we will use. That’s ethic and convenient. So, even if Kubernetes is free of charge but not free of costs, we will be happy to pay for the resources we use.
I found it a very democratic solution: you can host on-prem, taking in charge hosting and maintenance, or going cloud. In the first case, you will pay your hardware and the Maintainance of the full system (datacenter and Kubernetes). Otherways, you can migrate your solution into the cloud. Here you have only the resource pricing. This lets you start implementing your solution and be free to decide where to place, basing on your TOC (Total Ownership Cost).
So, Kubernetes if free, and this freeness brings to your freedom: the freedom to decide where to deploy based on your needs.
Kubernetes allows you to manage all the project in the same way. This impact on the set of skill you have to mature inside your organization. When you are working in a tech company that manages just one product, everything is easy. You define the stack, you learn it, and you are set. But what when you have multiple projects to deliver? Or you work in an IT service company where each customer has differents peculiarities?
Well, Kubernetes helps a lot for keeping a standard layer across all the project.
These standards come mostly from the adoption of containers, that let us manage applications abstractly. So, most of the merit is to Docker, but Kubernetes offers us a predefined solution to deploy them.
Summarizing, you can have a common wayto proceed on each project and this speed up your work because you don’t need to study a new technical solution all the time.
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