Today we are back with three more ways to improve your container orchestration on open-source container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes. Although very trendy at the moment, innovations in container orchestration technology are something worth paying attention to. These innovations in cloud computing empower users to scale container usage through container clusters and even schedule containers to start and stop as needed. We do not need to tell you that container orchestration engines are essential for businesses to scale their containers up and down to suit the needs of their business.

The team of experts at VEXXHOST have outlined three bonus best practices that your IT department can implement to make the most of your container orchestration. Without further ado, let’s get started.

#1: Utilize Monitoring And Management Tools

With container orchestration, users have a plethora of monitoring and management tools at their disposal. It doesn’t matter if your business is utilizing a hosted or on-premise cloud solution, the monitoring systems that are available have a range of core capacities that could benefit your overall cloud strategy. With container orchestration, users are able to collect data and use that information to highlight specific trends that might indicate trouble ahead of such potential failure. Furthermore, the monitoring system can take automatic action based on any potential risks. So if a network error appears to be occurring then specific policies set in place could help you implement rules to avoid any failures.

#2 Do Not Forget About Security

When it comes to the security of your containers, it is essential that your IT team places an emphasis on policies and governance. Every aspect of the containers needs to be addressed, from the applications that are within them to the infrastructure that powers them every single day. There are no vacations from security procedures and these integrated and continuous controls are essential to protecting your cloud solution. Container security should be able to address the container pipeline and application, the secured deployment environments, the infrastructure, and, of course, it should work in harmony with security policies that are mandatory in your business or geographical location.

#3 Make Time To Experiment

Our final best practice that your business can use to improve your container orchestration is to allocate some time for experimentation. Trial and error are about being unafraid to try new processes and technologies that may or may not work. While the idea of making mistakes may feel counterintuitive to successful infrastructure, businesses who do not try and innovate risk being left behind in a world of fierce competition. When it comes to the world of cloud computing, change is not only constant but it is also inevitable. Review your internal processes regularly and find areas for potential improvement. Then collaborate with your team to find new ways to take full advantage of your container orchestration.

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