Kubernetes, or K8s for short, is a revolutionary technology that allows applications to be packaged into containers and managed efficiently. Containers are lightweight, self-contained environments that include all the software and configuration needed to run an application. Kubernetes is designed to manage, automate and scale such containers so that developers and operators can easily and efficiently manage the entire application lifecycle.

Kubernetes has a number of features that make it easier to manage and operate applications. They also include improved scalability of applications, faster releases, improved availability and more efficient use of infrastructure.

These benefits enable companies to develop, manage and deliver applications faster and more efficiently.

Why is this important for a development project ?

  • Simplifies the deployment and operation of applications
  • Provides flexible scaling options for applications
  • Increases efficiency and reduces the potential for errors through automated infrastructure management
  • Supports a microservices architecture, making it easier to develop and maintain applications

    • Business benefits:

      • Faster releases: automated deployment and operation enables faster product development and release.
      • Cost reduction: automated scaling and infrastructure management minimizes the need for human intervention, reducing operational costs.
      • High availability: Kubernetes' redundant architecture and auto-recovery features make application availability more efficient, minimizing downtime and revenue loss.
      • Flexibility: Kubernetes enables dynamic scaling and rapid adaptation of applications to business needs, optimizing application responsiveness and scalability.