Cloud computing comes with a lot of benefits. But all such benefits can only be availed if businesses are aware of the best practices to manage the operational complexities of their applications. Such complexities arise when your applications are deployed across multiple servers and migrated to various containers. If you want to get rid of these complexities then Azure Kubernetes is the best option to acquire. Let’s shed some light on some of the most prominent benefits of using Azure Kubernetes.
Azure Kubernetes — An Overview
Kubernetes is an open-source platform that can be leveraged to manage the clusters of virtual machines for the scheduling of containers in accordance with the available compute resources. Azure Kubernetes is the major contributor in reducing the complexities related to the running of containerized apps. All the containers are kept in a group to run on the same virtual machine. The end result appears in the form of reduced network overhead and improved efficiency.
Benefits of Azure Kubernetes
Container health is very important to ensure the optimum performance of your cloud IT infrastructure. The best thing about Kubernetes is that it monitors and maintains the health of your containers automatically. Kubernetes allows you to deploy complex containerized applications across multiple clusters.
All the hassle of manual processing is removed by Kubernetes. All the health checks and monitoring tasks for your containers are performed by Azure Kubernetes.
Ease of Hybrid Deployments
You no longer need to point a DNS in order to deploy an application across different networks. With Kubernetes, hybrid deployments are made easier. You can use methods like lift and shift, replatforming, and refactoring to migrate your containerized application to a public or private cloud with Kubernetes.
Using containers with Kubernetes allows you to make your application portable without compromising on performance. Consider a situation where you have to host a large number of applications across different virtual machines. This will require you to use many copies of the required OS on all these virtual machines. This complexity can easily be reduced by grouping all the applications into a single container and then using one OS to run all the applications located within the container.
Kubernetes also scales up and down the containers in accordance with the requirement of resources. You don’t have to worry about system breakdown as Kubernetes has the feature of running change rollbacks if anything goes wrong while making the changes.