Why Use Kubernetes?
You might be the type of person to read through all those options and tools and think, “Wow! Kubernetes is going to open a whole new world for us!” or, you might be the type that says, “Whew! Kubernetes might be more than I want to bite off!” Whether you are feeling excited or apprehensive and full of doubt, there are reasons you should consider that could make Kubernetes the right fit for your application project.
K8s is the standard for app creation and has been filling this role for years now. Developers can get access to the best practices and ideas of developers that turn to Kubernetes to fill their needs. With an extensive plugin library and wide number of tools available, the platform provides a lot of support. So, why would you want to use Kubernetes?
What Problems Does Kubernetes Solve?
Of course, it isn’t much good if it doesn’t truly solve the pain that you are facing. Kubernetes aims to fill a void in application creation that isn’t really filled as well by other, similar infrastructure systems.
There can be an issue for developers when the app gets going and continual service is expected. There is a high level of demand for a huge number of tasks when an app is launched. Developers can’t possibly keep up with the demand in real time. They need a platform to provide a manifest for automated activity that supports their design. Enter Kubernetes.
The control you get might be the biggest benefit to Kubernetes. There are just so many options available because of the vast number of companies and professionals that are turning to Kubernetes with their own needs and ideas to fill. With Kubernetes, creators and administrators can have control without constant demand for action. This allows developers to:
- Deploy codes and updates with no downtime
- Provide activities and responses 24/7 through automation
- Use cloud resources efficiently
- Establish self-healing for reliable service
- Create scaling to adjust to loads immediately
- Remove unnecessary components and objects to avoid conflicts or sluggish responses
These automated actions allow developers to create and return when they have updates or changes they want to make. They won’t have to handhold every user—which isn’t even possible. And they won’t have to create the wheel, because the systems are already in place for them to establish these actions, components and controllers.
Create Portable and Consistent Workloads
Kubernetes provides fast deployment and can grow rapidly. It works across multiple environments and machines, capable of being deployed nearly anywhere. With the ability to self-heal and automate scaling, the consistency of the application provides reliable workloads.
It will adjust as needed to recreate failed objects and delete unnecessary ones. It will track and incorporate demands from a number of storage and networks that it is sprawled across in order to maintain consistency. And, it will adjust components to utilize resources and manage workloads in efficient ways.
Developers can use the project to adapt in scale without having to re-architect their application. Scaling can occur automatically, so developers don’t have to manually shift the architecture to meet the load capacity needs.
Autoscale can be used to tell pods when they should increase to accommodate increased traffic. Tools can also be used to evaluate and adjust to the traffic increases for predictions that help you understand what to expect. Autoscaling will help save you money by not wasting unused resources or stalling because of depleted resources.
Community Collaboration for Solutions
With a community of users comes a community of perspectives and solutions. This means that Kubernetes offers the most modern approach to application architecture and development. While it can be a lot to digest and is constantly shifting, Kubernetes offers a platform that adapts to the technology in close to real-time. This provides an agile base for application solutions.
Multi-Cloud Adoption and Compatibility
Kubernetes can help apps work across multiple private or public cloud systems. It automatically establishes the settings needed to meet the cloud requirements and allows for easy adaptability. This is important for working across various platforms and offering seamless compatibility. Addons are cloud-agnostic and allow for multi-cloud portability.
Secured Information Capabilities
If you have confidential information that you need to keep private, you can use Kubernetes to create secrets. This kind of storage is secret storage that allows you to store information that shouldn’t be accessible to other users or admin.