Kubernetes: Everything You Need to Know

Kubernetes, is a container management system, was originally created at Google. In 2015, Google released Kubernetes as an open-source project.

Kubernetes automates deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications on a group (cluster) of (bare-metal or virtual) servers.

Kubernetes creates an abstraction layer on top of a group of hosts so that enterprises can deploy their applications and manage all their applications using Kubernetes. Natively, Kubernetes is very powerful and takes care of scaling and failover for your applications, along with providing deployment patterns, and more.


In a production environment, you need to manage the containers that run the applications and ensure that there is no downtime. For example, if a container goes down, another container needs to start. Wouldn’t it be easier if this behavior were handled by a system? This is where Kubernetes plays a major role.


How Kubernetes is helping enterprises

Since Kubernetes uses a unified container model and controller mechanism which is coupled with the multicloud technology, Kubernetes users can build standard platform-grade services in a multicloud environment.

Kubernetes makes it easier to run any application on any public cloud configurations or any blend of public and private or on-premises clouds, so this helps enterprises to stay away from vendor lock-in.

Kubernetes can enable your business to radically reduce infrastructure costs if you are operating on a huge scale. It makes a container-based architecture practical over an arrangement of huge, enterprise applications, which implies that you can pack together applications by using minimal resources to capitalize your cloud and hardware investments.

Kubernetes allows your IT teams to manage your large number of applications spread across containers more productively and efficiently.

For instance, through its API, Kubernetes handles service discovery, encourages compartments to converse with one another, and organizes access to capacity from different service providers, for example, AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google.

Additionally, enterprises also leverage numerous reflections and APIs provided by Kubernetes, which encourages a “microservices” way to deal with building applications and arranging advancement groups.

These APIs between the microservices reduce the cross-group correspondence required to assemble and convey an application. So eventually, you can scale your small groups of specialists (handling small microservices) very easily.


Implementing a Kubernetes cluster can be difficult and time-consuming. To reduce the time to deployment, several cloud providers provide fully managed Kubernetes clusters.

Technically, you can either install, administer, and manage yourself or go for a managed solution. Doing everything in-house may be expensive and challenging to find the right skills for production management.

Many organizations make the critical mistake of underestimating the level of effort involved in the configuration and additional development to adapt Kubernetes to their needs.

To the untrained eye, Kubernetes looks like it can be up and running in hours or days, but this is far from true for production environments where additional functionality is needed such as security, high availability, disaster recovery, backups, and maintenance.

While selecting the best Kubernetes management solution for your organization you must consider a few key potentials in the management platform: Production-Readiness, Future-Readiness, Ease of Management, Support, and Training.

UnityOne is one of the best selections for your Kubernetes management solution as it provides a single glass of pane for your multicloud environments and offers a powerful Kubernetes controller that can be used to display Pods and Containers with CPU/Memory usage.

You can manage your Kubernetes clusters on:

  • Private clouds like VMware, OpenStack, and Custom Clouds.
  • Public Clouds like AWS, GCP, and Azure

Why not focus on your core business and eliminate the complexity of managing and operating Kubernetes by selecting UnityOne as your managed Kubernetes platform service provider.

Give us a call or email us for a free demonstration and to understand how you can save guaranteed 30% cost benefits and eliminate your complexity of managing Kubernetes.