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.
Public Cloud Services Grow, Are Cloud Providers’ Opportunities Shrinking?
AWS and Azure are leaders in cloud, more companies are moving to the public cloud, telcos want more of an opportunity and multi-cloud is a reality. There is a lot happening in the public cloud services market – does this mean more opportunity for cloud service providers or are these opportunities shrinking? This month we offer our take on these issues.
You can also read how some companies are making the most of multi-cloud with Flexiant Concerto.
We asked our in-house Flexiant cloud experts what they expect to see from cloud computing in 2016. Here are some of our thoughts.
1. Containers become mainstream
In 2016, enterprises will embrace containers and start shifting production workloads onto them. They’ll also start more projects to “containerize” their legacy apps with similar enthusiasm as when they visualized their legacy apps from bare metal.
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Kubernetes is a powerful and increasingly popular system for managing the lifecycle of distributed microservices over clusters of containers, letting you harness the potential of technologies such as Docker at scale. Heavily influenced by Google’s celebrated Borg system, it provides true immutability for your infrastructure, where containers that fail for whatever reason can be replaced nearly instantaneously, with the availability of the service that resides on that cluster continuing unaffected. As the analogy goes, it allow you to treat containers as cattle rather than pets.