It is 2020, and containers and mainly container orchestration industry is hot right now. The usage statistics of container orchestration is increasing and it is forecasted to be increased yearly (report).
Kubernetes is a container orchestration solution for deploying, scaling and managing containers across multiple physical or virtual machines. It was open-sourced by Google and is built on their experience of building container management solutions.
Well, for one reason that it is the leader of the market. There is a reason why Kubernetes wins the market share and here is why:
Kubernetes makes you move faster. You can deliver self-service Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) which makes the magic happen, the development team gets the resources that all come from an infrastructure shared across all your teams. Tools developed around Kubernetes help for automation, packaging, deployment and testing like Helm.
Kubernetes is cost-efficient as the containers are lightweight and need less CPU and memory to run compared to virtual machines.
Kubernetes remains extensible and cloud-agnostic. It is possible to move workloads without having to redesign the applications or completely change the infrastructure.
There are cloud providers who will manage Kubernetes for you. Currently, Kubernetes is one and clear solution for container orchestration.
Companies that provide full container orchestration platform management for Kubernetes are as follows:
- Amazon EKS,
- Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine,
- Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS),
- Red Hat Openshift,
- IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service