Production-ready Kubernetes: what it means and how to achieve it

January 20, 2022

Kubernetes is open source software for deploying, scaling and managing containerized applications. Check out this White Paper to find out what production ready means, and important requirements to consider when using and taking advantage of Kubernetes in production, to ensure that you can increase productivity, whilst combining a flexible, portable infrastructure.

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Kubernetes is open source software for deploying, scaling and managing containerized applications. As an orchestrator, it handles the work of scheduling containers on a cluster and also manages the workloads, to ensure they run as you intended.   

Because Kubernetes was designed from the outset with the idea of software development and operations working together, operations tasks and how they get performed represent an integral component of Kubernetes’ architecture and design. Almost everything in Kubernetes uses declarative constructs that describe how applications are composed, how they interact with each other and how they are managed. This results in a significant improvement in the operability and portability of modern software systems. It also allows developers to easily adopt GitOps workflows into their development pipelines, which can dramatically increase both the velocity and the reliability of feature deployments. 

While the promise of increased productivity combined with a flexible, portable infrastructure is certainly something to get excited about, most of us know that once you’re in production, some of these promises can fall short – especially if you are feeling your way through it all on your own.  

Download this whitepaper to find out what production ready means, and important requirements to consider when using and taking advantage of Kubernetes in production.

Topics include:

  • The five steps to production readiness
  • Multi-team distributed application development
  • Security and storage considerations
  • CICD pipelines for Kubernetes
  • GitOps workflows for velocity and reliability


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