A recent article in Information Week, ‘10 Things You Need to Know About Kubernetes’ discusses why Kubernetes is important, how it affects day-to-day IT operations, and its future role in enterprise IT.
As we move most if not all of our compute power to the cloud, we need solutions, open source solutions, that developers can leverage to build scalable business applications. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration tool and is gaining popularity rapidly. As the article states, it’s fast becoming the de facto standard for orchestration tooling, and this is a good thing.
As a CTO, it's important to me that the tools I invest in are movable between projects, and the time invested is not wasted. With incredible momentum, Kubernetes has placed itself as an emerging standard, and being open source, it places itself as a community effort. By being open source, Kubernetes more readily lends itself to innovation through contributions from the community. This enhances the product rapidly and allows for edge cases to be dealt with in a timely fashion, making it very desirable.
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