Reasons and benefits to adopt Kubernetes
Kubernetes is spreading all over the world. It’s already hugely popular thanks to its simplicity, Google-managed infrastructure and communities across the world.
But you might ask, “Why should I begin?” This is our shot at answering that question.
Kubernetes promises to boost the productivity of every developer by offering self-serve agile PaaS to scale your application development. Take control over configuring your applications — whether it’s scaling, load balancing or routing traffic across multiple instances — it’s easy with Kubernetes.
Kubernetes comes with a ton of benefits for every organization. Let’s have of look at some of those about reasons to adopt and benefits you receive.
1. Uninterrupted Scaling:
No matter how many features you provide in your application, when it can’t handle more customers. As an orchestration system, Kubernetes automatically scales and improves app performance during high demand.
Example: Suppose we have a service which is CPU-intensive and having dynamic user load that changes based on business conditions
Here, we need a solution that can scale up the application So that new machines are added up as load increases and scale it down while load decreases, thus optimizing infrastructure utilization which results in cost saving
Kubernetes makes it very easier to run your application in any public, private cloud services or any combination of public and private cloud. Wherever you are, the core of how you manage your services will remain consistent between all the environments(on-premises or in the cloud, virtual machines, or even across on-premises plus multiple clouds.)
Getting the right features, and having the leverage to migrate when it makes sense, all help you realize more ROI (short and longer term) from your IT investments.
3. Cost savings.
Kubernetes helps you cut costs quite drastically by ensuring that you’re using all of your servers as efficiently as possible. With resource packing, Kubernetes manages your servers to provide maximum capacity without overloading them, which saves you from paying for unused resources. It also helps you scale up or scale down your application automatically with your business needs, thus freeing up your human resources.
4. Faster release cycle.
Kubernetes applies a microservices approach, which enables you to break down your development team into small teams. Each team focuses on a single or few functions. Due to smaller teams and higher agility, you can scale multiple small teams of specialized experts who each help support a fleet of thousands of machines. It also helps your IT teams to manage larger applications across many containers more efficiently.
5. Architectural benefits:
Kubernetes makes your architecture more responsive to the change. The advance configuration of Kubernetes makes it overcome many traditional issues like networking etc…
List of few architectural benefits:
Each container has single responsibility. Relationship between all components are mapped in configuration files. This makes it easy to find the problem.
You can version your infrastructure using Kubernetes config files. Since it’s versioned, you can always roll back if the application has a problem. In addition, since you’re versioning your infrastructure, you can easily roll back your infrastructure to a working state.
6. Simplified DevOps:
Kubernetes automates most aspects of the process. This configuration minimizes the amount of manual work and human error involved in getting code and data into production, and keeps the dev and operation teams separate and accountable for their own contributions.
Let’s conclude with a small recap of all advantages :
- Increase in productivity
- Uninterrupted scaling
- Less vendor lock-in
- Faster release cycles
- Transparency and easy to identify problem
- Version control
- Less friction between Dev and Ops
Just because Kubernetes is becoming more popular, doesn’t mean all companies will benefit from it. It’s important to weigh the benefits against the costs an organization might incur when choosing whether to adopt Kubernetes. We will provide you with a complete list of things to think about when adopting Kubernetes within your organization in our next blog
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