A lot of people are talking about Kubernetes quite a lot lately. It’s not that the service itself is new, just that more and more people are discovering their benefits. This brings us to why you’re reading this. So you’ve heard people talking about Kubernetes, but maybe you’re not sure what to make of it. What is it? How does it work? And most importantly, what benefits might it bring you and your business? That’s precisely what we’ll be talking about in this article – the reasons why you and your business might consider using Kubernetes for more efficient work.
Kubernetes was first released in 2014, which is a really long time in the digital world. In the meantime, it’s seen a lot of updates and been made better and more appealing. It’s also kept up admirably with the various improvements, trends, and releases in the IT world and IVA companies. So much so that Kubernetes is one of the most necessary automation and cloud services available today.
Why should you want it?
Of course, it’s not enough to tell you what a great invention Kubernetes was all those years ago. You want to know what specific benefits it has for you and your company. So let’s talk a bit about that.
1. Kubernetes is flexible and highly portable
Seriously. One of the most important aspects when looking at virtually any program is that it should run in a bunch of different settings. That’s also one of the main benefits of Kubernetes – it can adapt and run with any type of container runtime. It will also adapt to your underlying infrastructure, provided it’s a Windows or Linux program. This might not sound like a lot, but the more adaptable a platform is, the easier it is for you to take it with you wherever you go, and use it in different settings.
Oh and speaking of adaptability, Kubernetes can work both with public cloud storage, as well as a private cloud. Since so many different businesses use it, it’s been adapted to work both with multiple-cloud and single-cloud storage.
What’s more, Kubernetes has been designed to scale from one cloud to another and adapt to the most modern multi-cloud environments on the market today.
3. It’s open-sourced
You may have noticed a rising trend for open-source programs and platforms, and with good reason. Think about it. When a platform like Kubernetes is open-sourced, it means no one company can own or dictate its development. This is important for you, the user, for a bunch of different reasons. Chiefly, an open-sourced platform has a lot more independence than a single-owner one, and we’re all in favor of that.
4. It’s been tried and tested over and over
Yes, Kubernetes came out roughly seven years ago. In the real world, that may not sound like a whole lot, but in the digital world, it is. Nowadays, Kubernetes is a market leader in its field and the platform of choice for most big brands. Over the years, it’s been used by a bunch of different companies from different niches – and it’s been a raging success.