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Charles Ndavu
Charles Ndavu

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What is Kubernetes ?

Kubernetes is a containerized management system that is usually hosted on Google Platform, but it is more of an open source system. These containerized systems allow developers to update or make changes in web application with any interruption on the front-side or provision of its services.

Why use Kubernetes

Kubernetes will help you manage traffic for microservices and cloud applications. What are microservices? It is an architectural style followed when developing application for effective testing, deployment, adopting the business models or capabilities, and can be managed by a small team. Also, Kubernetes helps you use any tool you desire to work with for your application. This means, you can use a custom resource that does not come with the Kubernetes itself.

In other words, if you launch containers on your servers, one container will save you the cost of downtime when the other fails… production remains functioning!

Kubernetes allows your systems to run smoothly because it solves the problem of scalability, offers deployment patterns and more.

Kubernetes of offers you helpful such as:

-Storage configuration:Kubernetes allows you to configure a storage system of your choice like cloud providers automatically.

-Seamless rollouts and rollbacks:Kubernetes enables you to change the state of deployed containers meaning you can remove your existing containers and transfer them to a new container.

-Load balancing:Kubernetes manages load balance that makes network traffic distribution effective so that the deployment process is stable.

-Self-healing:Kubernetes solve any problem concerning containers, like restarting containers that may fail, replacing them, and killing those that do not suit your system or application check.

-Bin packing:Kubernetes has a cluster of nodes helpful in running containerized tasks. It is very useful when you need to make use of your resources.


Kubernetes is growing at a very first pace and arguably the second-largest open source project behind Linux, meaning it is here to stay. Adopting Kubernetes provides an interface that allows you to run a distributed system smoothly. It is high time to try and figure out if it suits your applications or system needs.

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