Over the past several years there has been a strong push to containers to support development and production environments --- especially in the cloud. Customers are containerizing both monolithic and new, microservice or cloud native applications. There are many benefits to doing this, but challenges remain to manage containers in a production environment.
Multiple solutions have emerged to support the management and orchestration of containers. Kubernetes is the current leader in these tools. But for most, it can be challenging to install, configure and manage. To ease the challenge, Microsoft has created a managed service for Kubernetes – Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This reduces some of the complexities of Kubernetes for organizations. But, as you modernize your portfolio of applications and move to the cloud, there’s a lot to learn about using containers and Kubernetes to simplify the deployment and management of your applications --- and InCycle is here to help.
Containers provide a lightweight, immutable infrastructure for application packaging and deployment. An application or service, its dependencies, and its configuration are packaged together as a container image. The containerized application can be tested as a unit and deployed as a container image instance to the host operating system. This allows developers and IT pros to deploy applications seamlessly across environments.
Modern applications are increasingly built using containers, which are microservices packaged with dependencies and configurations. Kubernetes is software for deploying and managing those containers at scale. Kubernetes is taking the app development world by storm. By 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production.*
Kubernetes is shaping the future of app development and management—and InCycle wants to help you get started with it today.
* Gartner. “6 Best Practices for Creating a Container Platform Strategy.” April 23, 2019
Recoginizing the strengths of Kubernetes, Microsoft developed a managed service for Kubernetes, namely, Azure Kubernetes Service or AKS. The cloud service offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. AKS represents a great opportunity to unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.