Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, operations, and scaling of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery.
Although once Kubernetes is up and running it allows you to operate microservices on your cluster easily and very effectively, launching Kubernetes in the first place can present some very real challenges. For starters, you need to familiarize yourself with Kubernetes concepts, install and configure the Kubectl CLI and set up nodes with sufficient capacity. You need to set up intra-cluster networking, obtain the relevant Kubernetes binaries and images such as etcd and Docker and prepare security certs and credentials. Furthermore, you will need to configure and install the base software on the nodes (Docker, kubelet etc.), bootstrap the cluster and finally start the services.
And that’s not all you need to think about. To get the most out of your Kubernetes cluster for production workloads, you’ll need to publicly expose the services you are running, ensuring node as well as multi-zone resiliency and set up some sort of secure means of access to manage the cluster whether via GUI, CLI or the API itself. All of which requires a great deal of time, effort and expertise.
Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service enables DevOps to use Kubernetes on any cloud, in minutes. This is where Flexiant Concerto’s Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service can provide a great deal of value. It allows users to set up Kubernetes in three simple steps.
See Kubernetes Orchestration Demonstrated
Watch a short six minute video to see Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service in action. It allows you to get Kubernetes on any cloud, easily leaving more time to focus on the creative side of Kubernetes. This video shows you how easy it is to launch the ‘hello world’ guest book feature in Kubernetes.
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