What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes (K8S) is an open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services. It is portable and facilitates automation as well as works well with declarative configuration. Containers are, compared to virtual machines, stand-alone piece of software that does not require an OS and is the key differentiator, given its minimalist nature of deployment.Therefore, Kubernetes is a highly advanced piece of technology that provides container-centric management environment providing the simplicity of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and flexibility of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS enabling portability across infrastructure providers.
Here, CoreIT lays out are the top 5 features of Kubernetes that every enterprise must know:
K8S can be clubbed together as a deployment unit called pods. Using a single IP address the pods handles networking by holding a network’s namespace, port and IP address, which in turn is used by all containers within the pod.
Kubernetes being open source gives the freedom to take advantage of on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure, and helps to manage workloads effortlessly as well as move them to any location within an ecosystem.
With Kubernetes, surfaces OS-level information and metrics can be monitored with a complete view on the transparency of application health and other signals.
4.Continuous Development, Integration, and Deployment
Due to image immutability, reliable and frequent container image build and deployment becomes possible. In addition, separation of Dev and Ops making decoupling applications from infrastructure possible by creating application container images at build/release time
5.Cloud and OS Portability and Distribution
With Kubernetes, running any OS including Ubuntu, RHEL, CoreOS, on-prem, Google Kubernetes Engine, etc. becomes possible anywhere in the ecosystem.
Apart from these, CoreIT observes, Kubernetes can provide environmental consistency across development, testing, and production, application-centric management,loosely coupled, distributed, elastic microservices and lot more.
Overall, container technology has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem that orchestrates computing, networking, and storage infrastructure on behalf of user workloads much efficiently.