Currently Kubernetesasaservice is the container orchestration ahead of its time. The initial idea was Kubernetes to create a democratized cloud service. In reality, however, IT companies do not seem to be getting ready to give up on the massive investments they put into infrastructure for onpremise (on-prem) workloads any time soon. As a result, Kubernetes is now designed to suit the need of the client – it runs both on-prem and on hosted systems. Also, though Google intended it to be for large scale, the platform is used from different types of businesses – both small and big. Under the Kubernetes platform you can find places for various tools such as cluster, pod, controller etc. In this article, however, we shall focus on Kubernetes as a service and its benefits.
Kubernetes as a service is especially beneficial for those companies or persons who have just recently come to terms with the idea of using the container-based strategy. The reason for that is the fact that the service removes operational barriers. For example, admins can leave the system into automated arrangement.
Another benefit of Kubernetes service is its monitoring – cluster health and usage are easily, constantly monitored, and upgraded. This is made without the need of operator intervention and allows the administrators to have problems with the service solved quickly and efficiently.
Furthermore, creation of private clusters by admins with Kubernetesasaservice are simple via an intuitive GUI or API. Unlike other similar services such as Mesos, Kubernetes tackles the system problems of how to tie applications together and creation of services enabling stitching an app to become whole.
What is also noteworthy, is the minimal learning curve of the service. Kubernetes is designed to maintain existing practices and patterns; and thus simplifying the whole process and experience. What is more, Kubernetesasaservice provides multi-tenancy – meaning that this piece of software runs on a server and server numerous groups of users with common access with privileges to the piece of software. Those group are called tenants and therefore the one-server software serves multiple tenants.
Last, but not least, the service gives the user the ability to coordinate and manage containers in the clusters. The container with its many layers of images stacked one on top of the other is easily packaged and executed through Kubernetes.
The complexity of container storage requires a tool to orchestrate and manage its different layers. Those who seek to simplify their work with software containers should look no further as the Kubernetes platform supported by Google is probably one of the best value one can found on the market in this niche. With its automated arrangement that tears down the operational walls, effective monitoring, simplified creation, multi-tenancy, easy management, limited learning curve and high availability. Kubernetes-as-a-service proves as a valuable when it comes to containers orchestration.