Why should you choose Kubernetes for microservices? That's what we break down in this blog.
Microservices contain everything from the operating system, platform, framework, runtime and dependencies, packaged as one unit of execution.
Containerization is the ability to implement process isolation within the operating system’s kernel. This allows for multiple isolated processes running on a single server, enabling administrators to manage applications running as a service in their container environment.
Why is that necessary? Running multiple servers for a single application to provide redundancy and scalability can be time consuming and expensive. Orchestrating all these moving parts can be difficult, even more so with containers. From functions such as shopping carts, checkout, add to cart, displaying catalog items, customer lookup, etc. — having these all managed individually is a headache.
That’s where Kubernetes for microservices comes in.
Kubernetes is an orchestration, scheduling, and automation software suite for controlling various administrative functions within small and large-scale container environments.
Kubernetes allows you to write your environment once, then promote it across dev, test, and production environments all while maintaining environmental parity. This functionality allows you to keep consistency across your entire deployment.
Here are the top three reasons to choose Kubernetes for microservices.
In your current orchestration, you may be charged by the number of specific compute instances you have running. With Kubernetes, you don’t have to use all of your resources at the same time. You can automate resources based on necessity (i.e. you might need more resources at 2 pm that you don’t need at midnight) to save your money. Kubernetes gives you the ability to have your administrative scaling processes automated and simplified.
The Kubernetes system enables you to centralize your environment configurations to make it easier to deploy and troubleshoot when issues arise. You don’t need to look at several places in order to find your configuration items in any given environment. The disposable and ephemeral nature of Kubernetes pods encourages users to use a code repository engine like Git to promote the idea of looking at your infrastructure as a codebase itself.
Kubernetes was built to address problems from the Monolithic application environments having a large number of servers and accordingly, too many administrative tasks. This problem is only compound by the advent of containers. Kubernetes is a cloud-native environment that was developed specifically to address these problems. Kubernetes eases the burden of running many individual servers or containers and the abundance of administrative tasks associated with them. The portability of Kubernetes allows you to run over multiple clouds both on-premises and off, and seamlessly spin up Kubernetes pods across all of them. What this means is that you can migrate your systems easily. This is a huge timesaver and saves a lot of effort for you and your team.
If you’re considering moving from a monolithic environment to a Kubernetes environment, there’s no need to be overwhelmed. If your organization is putting together a containerization game-plan, a professional services engagement with our team of enterprise architects here at OpenLogic by Perforce can kick-start your project into high gear.
OpenLogic can meet you wherever you’re at in the process. Our team can help organizations with security, troubleshooting issues, migration plans, and more. OpenLogic can evaluate your current environment, figure out what has to happen, and how to implement it. Get our team engaged early in the process.
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Enterprise Solutions Architect, OpenLogic by Perforce
Joe has been working in IT for the past 19 years, with 10 of those years specializing in web and application based enterprise solutions. He focuses currently on Apache Web Server and J2EE technologies.