Kubernetes On-Premise - What You Need to Know

By Heba Eid
February 28, 2023

While Kubernetes is cloud-native, it can be used across multiple cloud environments and be used on-premise as well. In this blog, we introduce our latest technology page - Kubernetes on-premise, where we delve into all that’s related to running Kubernetes in on-premise environments.

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Kubernetes Adoption Grows Across Multiple Environments


Kubernetes adoption continues to expand, with 64% of organizations using it in production and 25% either piloting or evaluating it. As the de facto method for running containers at scale in production, Kubernetes is now being used by many prominent global enterprises to run their business applications in production. After all, there are various benefits to using Kubernetes in production: increased scalability and agility, improved fault tolerance, and faster time to market, among others.

Kubernetes is widely used across multiple environments such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud according to Spectro Cloud 2022 State of Production Kubernetes Report. The report also found that on-premise environments are also common, including virtualized data centers (61%) and bare metal data centers (20%). Furthermore, more than a third (35%) are using Kubernetes for Edge environments.

Figure: Kubernetes Production Environment - Source

Additionally, Kubernetes is typically used across more than one type of environment, usually referred to as hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Only 22% use Kubernetes in a single production environment, with the majority (78%) using Kubernetes across multiple environments.

Figure: Different Production Kubernetes Environments - Source

Kubernetes On-Premise - What you Need to Know

Kubernetes On-Premise basics - such as why run Kubernetes on-premise in the first place - all the way to challenges, best practices, and hybrid cloud management in Azure and AWS.

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Why Run Kubernetes On-Premise?

Despite the popularity of cloud-native infrastructure, many organizations are hesitant about transitioning to the cloud. This is due to multiple reasons. For those in highly regulated industries, such as healthcare or FinTech, there’s the issue of compliance where there are government restrictions that prevent them from using public clouds. Other reasons include scalability, on-demand services, agility, elasticity, edge use cases, latency, and many more. Our latest technology page dives deeper into why it’s a good idea to run Kubernetes on-premise.

Kubernetes On-Premise - What you need to know

We’ve created a new technology page “Kubernetes On-Premise - What You Need To Know” to explore all that is related to Kubernetes on-premise infrastructure in-depth. This new page is resource-filled with plenty of content around the basics - such as why run Kubernetes on-premise in the first place - all the way to challenges, best practices, and hybrid cloud management in Azure and AWS. If you’re new to the world of running Kubernetes on-premise, this is your go-to page.

It endeavors to answer important questions and to shed some light on various aspects of the on-premise architecture, including:

In addition, the page will demonstrate how Weave GitOps, both the open-source and enterprise offerings, can be used to manage Kubernetes across multiple environments.


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