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.
William Fellows at 451 Research released his market impact report on Telefónica’s selection of Huawei’s OpenStack for its public cloud.
The 451 Take on the news? “Telefónica expects customers will want to use multiple cloud services, sourced together with business services, from a single front end and delivered to any channel. With the addition of the public Open Telefónica Cloud, the company becomes a ‘full service’ supplier. Telefónica is a significant second key reference customer for Huawei, as it brings its public-cloud experience in its home market to Europe and Latin America.”
Last week we announced the Flexiant Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service feature in Flexiant Concerto. We also demonstrated the new service in a short six minute video and showed how easy it is to the launch the guestbook feature in Kubernetes using Concerto.
This week we go into more detail to show you how to execute the guestbook example using the Concerto command line. Through the command line we will create a Kubernetes cluster and deploy these microservices from the guest book to the command line.
This week we announced Flexiant Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service (KOaaS). Enabling DevOps to use Kubernetes on any cloud, in minutes, Flexiant Concerto lets you get creative without any pain.
I’ve prepared a short six minute video for you to see KOaaS in action. Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service 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’ guestbook feature in Kubernetes.
Attention on container technology is everywhere. It is not a new technology, but with the rise of Docker, an open platform for developers and sys admins to build, ship, and run distributed applications in “containers”, we are seeing a tremendous focus on it.
Containers offer a huge advantage to service providers because they are a way to encapsulate services that share the same physical/virtual host, but do it in isolation from one another. Containers also create an abstraction layer for disk, network and compute which removes all previous knowledge of where the container was hosted. Finally, depending on the technology underneath, containers offer a minimal overhead in performance and resource utilization.