Kubernetes is designed for production because of its resilience, failover and self-healing properties. But even more importantly, Kubernetes has a very strong and thriving open source ecosystem with good security. Besides fostering and sustaining an ecosystem of open source, vendor-neutral projects, one of the goals of the CNCF is to provide the building blocks for a common cloud native platform that enterprises can use within their own organizations.

There are many open source projects available in the CNCF that you can choose from to help you build a platform and lay the groundwork for your teams to increase velocity. How you go about choosing and implementing those projects though, can be overwhelming.

Challenges with Kubernetes adoption

According to several recent surveys conducted by the CNCF, the top challenges faced with Kubernetes adoption are:

  • Cultural Changes with Development Teams
  • Complexity
  • Lack of Training
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Storage
  • Networking

Earlier on in the Kubernetes adoption cycle, the challenges for most centred around security and storage, but now these concerns have shifted toward how to organize and optimize your teams use of Kubernetes for application development.

Getting your developers, DevOps and IT teams to work together to implement Kubernetes correctly is one of the biggest hurdles faced. The overall complexity of Kubernetes is high and a lack of skills can even further hinder adoption in your organization.

Delivering and building a Kubernetes platform

Download this white paper and learn the different ways you can introduce, implement and manage Kubernetes in your organization.

The questions we’ll address in this paper include:

  • Where and how is Kubernetes deployed today.
  • Do you manage development on multi-tenant clusters or on multiple clusters?
  • What team is responsible for cluster administration?
  • How do you balance security and cost controls without stifling innovation and speed?
  • What are the tradeoffs of a centralized approach versus a more distributed one?

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