The way applications are designed is about to change drastically. Kubernetes has been changing the way in which companies deploy and scale their apps, leading to a new era of distributed computing. In this blog post, we will discuss how Kubernetes will change the future of application design and what it means for businesses today.
What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. It was designed by Google engineers in 2014 as a means to share knowledge about their decade's worth of experience running containers at scale. Kubernetes clusters are comprised of nodes which run the master components that manage cluster state.
How does it work?
The way it works is that users can deploy their code to a Kubernetes cluster and the system will take care of everything else. The application is broken up into manageable parts, or services, which are then deployed on different nodes in the cluster. These individual services communicate with each other through an API server maintained by Kubernetes.
Why is it so important to the future of applications?
Because it is open-source, it can be used on any cloud and with other container systems.
The future of applications will undoubtedly involve containers as they are faster to deploy, more portable, simpler to scale up or down and use less resources than virtual machines.
Challenges that are presented by Kubernetes and how they can be overcome
The challenges with Kubernetes are that it can be difficult to get the best performance out of your system. The reason for this is because Kubernetes doesn't know how many resources each container will need, so containers might end up on hosting nodes that have too much or not enough RAM and CPU power.
The future of application development with Kubernetes in mind
The future of application development is bright. In the future, Kubernetes will be able to make sure that each container gets an appropriate amount of resources and it'll also provide more visibility into how your applications are performing in the production.
How to get started using Kubernetes on your own projects
To get started with using Kubernetes, you'll need to deploy your own instance of the software on a cloud hosting providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) account or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
To learn how to install and configure Kubernetes you can refer to: https://kubernetes.io/docs/tutorials/kubernetes-basics/deploy-app/deploy-interactive/