Using Kubernetes For Container Orchestration and Cloud Deployment

Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | 31-May-2020

Using Kubernetes For Container Orchestration and Cloud Deployment

The open-source container orchestration software, Kubernetes is becoming increasingly popular as enterprises are seeking ways to simplify and automate container management. It is emerging as the first step to building the next-gen enterprise applications that are easy to scale, deploy, and optimize. Containerizing the modern-day enterprise applications is an effective way to cut overhead costs and efficiently manage your IT infrastructure with less manpower. 

 

As organizations are starting to realize the importance of containers in running and managing business applications, Kubernetes is rapidly gaining traction. There are many factors that make Kubernetes the best choice for handling container-based applications to achieve better performance and interoperability. 

 

We, at Oodles Technologies, have gained vast experience in building, deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications using Kubernetes. Based on our experience in Kubernetes application development, we share useful insights about the use of Kuberentes as a container orchestration engine.

 

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The Need For Containerization

Containers are software units that pack a particular application, with all its dependencies and configurations, in a single image. The image runs in an isolated computing environment on a server or virtual environment.  

Container Architecture

Source: IBM

 

Since containers are smaller versions of virtual machines, they can be deployed much faster and managed more efficiently.

 

Containerization makes it possible to run multiple applications on the same OS by sharing the same OS Kernel in a managed computing environment. It enables developers to quickly move an application (with all its components) to a testing environment. Similarly, it lets you move your application from staging to production or from a physical machine to a virtual server or public/private cloud. As compared to monolithic applications, container-based apps are faster and much more lightweight.  

 

Why Kubernetes For Deploying Container Applications

Containers serve as the basis of enabling the decomposed microservices-based architecture of cloud native apps. As an increasing number of containers are required to deploy various applications, enterprises need orchestration tools to run these containers. That being said, Kubernetes is a container orchestration tool that enables organizations to efficiently deploy containerized applications on the cloud. 

 

Kubernetes is an open-source software that enables developers to automate deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications in a fully-managed computing environment. It groups together independent containers (that make up an application) into logical units called pods, nodes, and namespaces. 

 

Benefits of Using Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an extensively used orchestration tool for running containers and building modern-day enterprise applications. It brings increased scalability, flexibility, portability, and reusability to applications and automates complex deployments. Below are the main benefits of using Kubernetes for handling containerized applications. 

 

Better Scalability 

As already discussed, containers are small and lightweight. Hence, developers can create and scale them in seconds. Kubernetes lets you link these containers together to build an application that is easy to deploy, scale, and manage in a cloud native environment.

 

Cloud Flexibility

One of the main benefits of using Kubernetes is that it lets you run and manage an application in a hybrid and multi-cloud environment. It makes it possible to run containerized applications on a public and private cloud or a combination of both. 

 

Reduced Time-to-Market

We already know that container-based apps are lightweight and faster than their monolithic counterparts. Therefore, it’s quite obvious that they reduce time-to-marketing by accelerating the deployment process. Kubernetes lets you bundle an application (with their libraries, dependencies, and configurations) into various containers that can be quickly deployed to various cloud computing environments.   

 

Seamless Cloud Migration

Kubernetes ensures that your containerized application with all its components (libraries, configurations, dependencies) is successfully migrated to the intended cloud platform. Kubernetes supports all types of cloud environments including hybrid, native, on-premise and public/private cloud platforms. Consequently, it provides a simplified path to migrate your application from one cloud to another.

 

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The Final Word

These were some of the main benefits of using Kubernetes for building, scaling, deploying, and managing enterprise applications. Above all, it enables businesses to significantly reduce their infrastructure costs by letting them run multiple applications on a single OS and server. It intelligently packs your application into various containers based on the available resources. Furthermore, it automatically scales the application as per the business needs to drive maximum productivity out of limited resources. 

 

Why Choose Oodles Technologies For Building Containerized Applications?

We are a 360-degree cloud app development company that specializes in building, deploying, and managing container-based applications on cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP. Our development team is skilled at using orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Docker to effectively scale enterprise applications and deploy them on the cloud.  

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Anirudh Bhardwaj

He is a technology enthusiast with 3+ years of experience in producing insightful content on projects related to next-gen technologies like AI, Blockchain, ERP, OTT, Cloud, Big Data, AR/VR, IoT, and more.

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