The main advantage of Kubernetes is that it speeds up development. The containerized approach means applications can be developed as true microservices that communicate via API calls. Thus, the development team can code, test, and deploy individual components independently and in parallel with the rest of the project.
Kubernetes also streamlines development by enabling teams to push container apps easily across the pipeline. Moving from production to testing, for example, doesn’t require installing the software or setting up the environment. Containers are self-sufficient so that they can be simply deployed straight away to the testing server.
The result is that dev teams can shorten their timeframes and even reduce their costs.
Container orchestration solutions like Kubernetes are particularly cost-efficient. Resources can be automatically controlled and allocated to the applications that need the most. Most container tasks are also automated in Kubernetes, allowing IT staff to focus more on higher-level tasks.
Kubernetes also gives unparalleled scalability to organizations with its auto scaling tools like VPA and HPA. Operations can grow on-demand during peak demand without having to set up and invest in the infrastructure. Kubernetes simply allots new resources to compensate.
Conversely, Kubernetes can re-assign resources to other applications when demand dies down. This can help make your operation incredibly efficient by minimizing wasted resources.
Related to this is Kubernetes’ flexibility in any environment. Thanks to its platform independence, Kubernetes can run in any network infrastructure — whether it be cloud, on-premise, or hybrid.
That means enterprises are free to migrate their operations as they see fit, providing unparalleled flexibility. In line with this, Kubernetes offers various tools and methodologies such as lift and shift and re-platforming. This allows developers to take any application – even traditional monolithics – and redeploy them as containers with minimal code changes.
Indeed, Kubernetes can help your operations move much more rapidly – a necessary characteristic to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.