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Kubernetes Management for Dummies

Kubernetes is a useful tool that is allowing enterprises to deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications anywhere. But aligning your business to take full advantage of Kubernetes requires careful consideration. This guide will help walk you through that process.

Production-Grade Container Orchestration

Kubernetes is specifically designed for deploying and managing containerized applications at scale across all major public clouds and private infrastructure. This enables users to operate their own Kubernetes clusters on demand, or easily outsource their Kubernetes operations to orchestration experts – such as Aptira.

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Tailor-Made Containers for Cloud-Native Applications

Kubernetes takes a modular approach to architecture design, allowing for applications to be broken down into many smaller, specialized parts. This approach enables faster development, facilitates the isolation of dependencies and provides greater elasticity for scaling. Aptira can design these smaller, modularized containers to create a well-tuned containerized environment which is tailor made to suit for your specific requirements. The Kubernetes controllers make this infrastructure easy to manage throughout the full life cycle of your application.

Extensive, Efficient and Open

Originally designed by Google, Kubernetes is an open-source system. Vendor lock-in has been eliminated by providing core capabilities without the typical vendor restrictions which are often imposed on other systems.

Aptira are Certified Kubernetes Administrators (CKA), boasting real-world experience creating, configuring and managing several Kubernetes clusters in production environments. Excelling at orchestration, Aptira takes care of developer outputs, bringing them into production in a maintainable way.

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Scalable

Eliminate unnecessary expenses. Kubernetes can scale without increasing your ops team.

Flexible

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Automatic Scaling

With container orchestration, it’s easy to ramp your application up or down to meet the demands of large fluctuations. Software can be deployed in a scale-out manner across multiple pods, and deployments can be scaled in or out at any time. Kubernetes facilitates horizontal autoscaling, automatically scaling up/down the number of pods based on the usage of resources. Users can also pause/resume deployments to save time and resources.

Kubernetes can also automatically orchestrate your storage platform of choice – local or network storage – and provide the provisioned persistent storage to your applications running inside containers.

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Update Software with Ease

Auto-Healing: In the case of an application failure, applications can be fixed automatically using Kubernetes auto-healing feature to re-create the pod. When a node or server fails, they will simply be re-deployed on another available node/server.  

Canary Deployments: When deploying a new software version, multiple versions can run in parallel. The new version can be used to test the new deployment in production, then the previous version can be scaled down simultaneously. 

Rolling Updates: This allow updates to take place with zero downtime, incrementally updating pods and automatically reverting to a previous version when needed. 

Take K8s Anywhere

Kubernetes can be run anywhere, giving users the freedom to take advantage of on-premises, hybrid or public for running your applications. Not only this, containers are more transparent than virtual machines, making monitoring and management of your application even easier. It also simplifies many complex management tasks, including:

  • Scheduling 
  • Load Balancing & Distribution 
  • Version Control 
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Better Maintenance

Kubernetes also facilitates simpler server maintenance. It provides the application design primitives necessary for end-users (your developers) to define the configuration of their workloads without operator support. Infrastructure operators can focus on deploying mostly homogeneous Kubernetes clusters without needing specialized knowledge of application workloads, saving you time and money.

Non-Restricted Frameworks and Languages

Unlike many traditional platform-as-a-service offerings, Kubernetes provides much greater flexibility for the types of applications supported. Kubernetes does not restrict application frameworks, supported languages or distinguish services from applications. If an application can run in a container, it should run on Kubernetes, making Kubernetes the container orchestration platform of choice for modern applications. 

We also support other Container Orchestration platforms in addition to Kubernetes – including Docker, Cloudify, Kolla-Ansible, Murano and more. Check out our supported technologies or chat with our Solutionauts to find out the best orchestration platform for your requirements.

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