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This article was contributed by Nate Matterson, cofounder and CEO Has IQ,
Containerization has changed the way modern applications are developed. More and more teams are adopting intelligent application architectures such as microservices to divide their apps into easily manageable units using containers.
Coburnets have proven to be the most important technology in this trend. And according to a recent study by RedHat, 85% of IT leaders agree that Cubernets is “extremely important,” “very important,” or “critical” for cloud-native application strategies. But how did Kubernets move forward in a world accustomed to virtual machines (VMs) and hypervisors?
What are Kubernets?
Containerization has been at the heart of modern DevOps technologies since its inception. It allows you to package applications with their environment and runtime parameters to make sure they run the same way in the product on your developer’s laptop.
However, problems start to arise when you have to split your app into a number of different containers and scale each into thousands to meet the demand for incoming traffic.
This is where the Kubernets come to the rescue.
Kubernets is a state-of-the-art container-orchestration framework that allows you to manage a wide swarm of containerized applications to meet the needs of your users. Kubernetes helps developers easily configure, manage and scale their apps. It acts as an abstraction between you and the raw container.
All you have to do is state your needs and resources, and Kubernets will come up with the best arrangement for you. Without it, it would be impossible to imagine an app like Pokemon Go or organizations like OpenAI.
Increased adoption of Kubernets in recent years
Kubernets was originally developed by Google as a Borg project but was later brought under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation for further development. In recent years, many major brands, including AWS and Microsoft, have shown support for the technology.
There has also been a gradual increase in the adoption of coubernets throughout the industry. In a 2020 survey by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, 91% of people reported using Cubernets, up from 78% in 2019 and 58% in 2018.
It is important to understand the factors that led to this trend and its impact on the market.
Four major reasons Cubernetism has developed so rapidly
Kubernets offers a number of reasons for engineering teams to migrate from their traditional non-containerized deployment setups. Some of the main reasons are discussed below.
1. It simplifies container orchestration
It would be an understatement to say, “Kubernets can do container-orchestration,” because it does, and so much more.
With Cubernets, you no longer have to interact with raw containers. You don’t have to worry about load balancing incoming requests or monitoring resource usage to prevent further usage. Box co-founder Sam Ghouts explains how Kubernets has simplified the Box’s DevOps workflow – it used to take six months to deploy a new microservice, but with K8s, it takes less than five days.
Gone are the days when you had to manually onboard a new machine in your server cluster and extend your workload to it. Kubernets does all this automatically.
Since Kubernets is an abstraction on your available hardware resources, you can quickly request more computing capabilities depending on your needs and availability. Juggling resource limits between teams is a matter of a few clicks; Coburnets do the dirty work of moving containers and capsules for you. The Babylonians used the property to build a self-service AI training platform on top of the Cubernets.
2. It is very cost-effective
In addition to making container orchestration a breeze, Kubernets also shines in optimizing the cost-to-value ratio for companies. According to a 2021 study by Pure Storage, 55%: IT professionals in the survey expect Kubernetes to reduce their annual costs by 20% or more. This is due to two significant reasons.
The first is that containers weigh less and require fewer resources to operate than virtual machines. Providing resources for a container is much easier because it is just an application wrapped with environmental data. In the case of VM, you also need to manage resources for the internal kernel and other drivers.
Another reason is that Kubernets enables teams to make the best use of the resources available with container orchestration. Kubernets can take advantage of the fact that containers can be provided and decommissioned faster than VMs, and can intelligently close unused containers. In addition to autoscaling, efficient packaging of coubernets has also helped companies reduce their costs.
As the world’s largest retail stock investment platform, Zerodha reduced its computing costs by 50% after switching to Cubernets and Prometheus. With Cubernets, “we’re able to use cloud resources more efficiently.” This was stated by Kailash Nadhe, Chief Technology Officer, Zerodha Tech.
3. Receives regular updates and updates
One of the primary reasons that Kubernets has managed to dominate its market is because it is under aggressive growth. The Kubernetis ecosystem is constantly updating itself with the changing needs of the market.
Even today, Kubernets receives major releases every two to three months. Modifications received under the last major version of K8s (v1.23.0) Thirty This is a great indicator of how active the themes development team is. Each new version gives developers more control over how their applications are configured.
Over the years, major cloud providers, including AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure, have introduced tools and services that help get started with Cubernets and better manage it. The introduction of more and more enterprise tools in the domain suggests that Kubernets has made a significant impact in the industry and these tech giants believe that Kubernets is here to stay.
4. Has a large community that supports it
Putting corporate involvement aside for a while, Cubernets has also received tremendous support from the open-source community. According to the Kubernets Community Annual Report 2020, the K8s community has over 52,000 contributors and 24 active special interest groups (SIGs) and has crossed 100k bridge requests / problems on their main GitHub repository (Kubernets / Kubernets). Examples such as Helm and Tilt show how well the community has taken steps to address common development issues.
The many open-source tools available for the technology make Cubernets fairly easy to use. The fact that this community is constantly growing makes things better; More and more minds are working together to share knowledge and solve each other’s problems. This has served as a catalyst for the adoption of coubernets throughout the industry.
How has Kubernets and Container Orchestration affected the market?
Kubernets has had an amazing impact on how businesses create and scale applications. Kubernetis has made distributed architecture possible and popular. Numerous companies have reduced their operational costs and made the most of their resources.
Kubernetes has simplified DevOps and given software teams more sophisticated control over how their applications are deployed. Bitmovin, for example, is capable of simplifying multi-stage canary testing and has had a rapid growth-to-product life cycle ever since.
A decade ago, an app like Pokemon Go would have struggled to keep up with 50 times the expected initial traffic. OpenAI is capable of two months of work per week. None of this would have been possible without an elastic structure like the Cubernetis.
What does the future hold for Kubernets and Container Orchestration?
While Kubernets has enjoyed a rich past, his future also looks very promising. Giants like AWS are already experimenting with microVM orchestras with Cubernets. MicroVMs are lightweight virtual machines that provide isolation and protection of virtual machines but are relatively fast and can be easily measured.
Businesses can also hope for better security and lower weight distribution of Kubernets in the future. Cubernets is experimenting with IoT and smart systems, a completely new and explored horizon for technology.
Overall, there’s a lot that can be improved and the tool introduced, and there’s no limit to how intuitive these updates can be.
Kubernets has revolutionized how modern DevOps work. It has brought cost reduction and performance optimization across a wide range of apps and projects. While there are other container orchestration techniques, Kubernets is not challenged by its large community and corporate backing.
The future of Kubernets seems to be full of new possibilities and innovations. It is safe to say that the Kubernets will continue to reach new heights in the years to come.
Nat Matterson is co-founder and CEO Has IQ, Net is the second founder to build their second venture-backed startup. Outside of work, Nate is also an angel investor in 28 startups and a board member in 501 (c) 3 non-profit blankets of hope.
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