MORE THAN A NICE-TO-HAVE
Far from being a nice to have, when there is a need to manage hundreds or thousands of containers, running a tool like Kubernetes has become a necessity. The only other option would be to spend months building a solution to do the same thing.
And while there are alternatives to Kubernetes available, they lack the rich array of features available with Kubernetes – and no other solution has been so widely adopted.
The confidence shown in Kubernetes may stem from its origins – being based on Google’s internal Borg system, which has a successful history of managing containers at scale for systems like Gmail.
DEPLOY IN THE CLOUD AT SCALE
A crucial advantage of Kubernetes, however, is that it runs in any cloud environment – whether that’s AWS, Google Cloud, Azure or your own data centre. Public or private cloud, it doesn’t matter where your cluster lives, Kubernetes can manage it.
Furthermore, it consumes less resources in the process which is a huge benefit when scaling out. It achieves this by running multiple apps in greater density on the same machine. This reduces the number of servers required and the costs involved when deploying.