In 2014, Google announced it was embracing Docker and open-sourcing a new tool to manage computing workloads and cover large scale computing infrastructure. At the time, this was hailed as revolutionary….it was believed to be the “secret weapon” in cloud computing.
Now, we know this tool as Kubernetes.
Imagine you have several applications, packaged in several containers. These are running across a fleet of different computers in data centres and cloud environments. In this scenario, who is going to tell which container where to run? How are these different forms of hardware going to function as one unified computer to run your workload? In the business, this is known as Orchestration, and Kubernetes can do this for you.
Here some key trends that cloud-native enthusiasts need to know about: