KUBERNETES

World’s Leading Open-Source Container Orchestration Framework. 

Brief History

Kubernetes (also known as K8s on public forums) is a powerful system that was developed by Google for management of containerized applications in a clustered environment in 2014.

Google on the basis of their 15 plus years of experience in running containerized applications built Kubernetes. It was later donated to Cloud Native Computing Foundation and thus, officially making it a part of the open-source community. The idea behind Kubernetes was to build an open-source system that is designed to run enterprise-class, cloud-enabled and web-scalable IT workloads

Take a deep dive through our post on “What is Kubernetes?” and learn all there is to about common terminology and components of this container management tool.

Benefits

Kubernetes’ benefits include scalability, availability, security, and portability. Reliability is another main benefit of Kubernetes and can be used to prevent failure from impacting the availability or performance of the application. Moreover, Kubernetes enables the users to respond efficiently to customers demand by scaling or rolling out new innovative features. It is designed in such a way that it offers freedom of choice when choosing operating systems, container runtimes, processor architectures, cloud platforms and PaaS. It also improves the cost of infrastructure by effectively dividing the workload across available resources. This shows that while other technologies are doing a commendable job at handling the cluster aspect, Kubernetes is providing a better management system.

Kubernetes Security

While Kubernetes has been listed as one of the growing aspects of cloud computing, security has also remained top of mind for the majority of users. However, this concern for security has been raised with Kubernetes, often leading users to believe they could have one but not the other without some aspect suffering.

Kata Containers is an open-source project that tackles these concerns and issues surrounding Kubernetes. Kata Containers is not only the solution to security concerns in regards to containers but is also contributing to the advancement and future of Kubernetes.

Container Orchestration Engines

Kubernetes, Docker Swarm & Apache Mesos are the three big players in container orchestration. All three all fall into a class of DevOps infrastructure management tools that are also known as Container Orchestration Engines (COEs). Although Docker is the defacto standard for containerization, there are no clear winners in the orchestration space.

Kubernetes and Docker Swarm are two major players in the field of container orchestration. Both are important tools that have carved their respectable niches and therefore, cementing their places in the container ecosystem. A Kubernetes vs Docker Swarm account will help compare the orchestration tools better. Such an account will highlight that Docker Swarm is suitable for those looking into a simple and easy solution, whereas, Kubernetes is for those who require full-fledged support.

Both Kubernetes and Mesos are the most commonly used orchestration systems in the Docker community and provide a gradient of usability versus feature sets that are rapidly evolving with time. A look on Mesos vs Kubernetes will highlight several commonalities between the two container orchestration tools as both have something to do with Docker containers.

In the end, it’s all about finding the right cluster management solution that fits the company’s individual depending upon their present and future needs.

OpenStack and Kubernetes

Just as Kubernetes and containerization bring benefit to rapid application development and delivery, bringing OpenStack and Kubernetes together can increase the resilience and scale of the OpenStack control plane and enable faster delivery of infrastructure innovation. In conclusion, Kubernetes and OpenStack are different yet complementary technologies that can be combined to achieve great good.

The growing attention on containers lead to the development of the OpenStack project Magnum. OpenStack Magnum aims to make container orchestration engines like Kubernetes accessible as first-class resources within OpenStack. This application interface not only eases integration but also makes it possible for users to access supplemental features.

Certified Kubernetes

Investing in the community and continually improving is something VEXXHOST and its employees stand behind. VEXXHOST has had the opportunity to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and also offered CNCF certified Kubernetes. We are now certified for Kubernetes latest releases, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15. The opportunity to establish a membership with this instrumental organization has enabled VEXXHOST to support and pursue its aims as a leading open-source infrastructure service provider.

Kubernetes Solution Offerings

VEXXHOST’s comprehensive services span onto the container layer which houses solutions such as Kubernetes. Other than the solution offering, VEXXHOST offers you tools that work with, automate, and manage most components of your infrastructure. The Kubernetes service comes with numerous features like managed solution, model agnostic, auto-scaling and many more.

Furthermore, the Kubernetes Enablement offering by VEXXHOST aims to make the solution more accessible to its cloud users. The Kubernetes offering is available to VEXXHOST’s public cloud users, providing them with quick, on-demand access to Kubernetes and their benefits. At the private cloud level, the offering not only relieves the level of stress associated with the deployment of Kubernetes but also reduces the extent of the undertaking on our client’s end through being a fully managed service.

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