In the past two blog posts of this series, we focused on 5 key things about Kubernetes and debunking myths about them. Kubernetes empowers developers to deliver value to the business rapidly and hence are being leveraged by enterprises more. In fact, Gartner states that: “By 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from less than 30% today.”
Key challenges in Kubernetes management and deployment
Customers leverage Kubernetes to better manage their containerized applications. However, they highlight the following challenges in Kubernetes cluster management and deployment that cannot be overlooked:
- Deploying multi-node clusters correctly and rapidly is challenging: Currently, enterprises deploy clusters through manual processes. These are both time-consuming and error-prone. Additionally, not every enterprise has the team required to deploy and manage multi-node clusters. This is especially the case if you want to do it for hundreds or thousands of applications. To do this right, you will need days or weeks and it might result in uncontrolled chaos.
- Provisioning containerized applications in those clusters is not easy: Developers want to deploy their applications in the Kubernetes clusters directly so that they can move to the next task on their list. However, not having the right tools can complicate application lifecycle management and take more time than required.
CloudBolt simplifies Kubernetes Cluster Lifecycle Management
Provisioning and managing Kubernetes clusters and applications is made easy by CloudBolt’s enhanced Kubernetes support. Here’s how:
Deploy multi-node Kubernetes clusters with confidence: Now you can deploy multi-node Kubernetes clusters for your container environments with just a few clicks. Use CloudBolt blueprints (as shown below) to define your cluster size. Then deploy those clusters in a few minutes using these blueprints.
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Further, add team accountability by creating approval workflows. Add restrictions to allow cluster deployment only to certain environments (development, test, on-prem or public cloud) by default.
Deploy applications into targeted clusters directly: Once your clusters are ready, deploy your containerized applications in those clusters directly through CloudBolt blueprints. Also, try new versions of your multi-node applications easily using blueprints. Once testing is complete, the entire environment can be shut down with a single click or brought back up again to test new iterations through the catalog. Testing newer versions of containerized applications was never this easy.
In summary, Kubernetes cluster deployment and management that used to take hours/days is now possible in just minutes. Are you deploying hundreds or even thousands of applications? You can do that easily through CloudBolt blueprints without any hassle. Plus, you can deploy container-based applications directly in the targeted clusters. This enables you to deliver value to your business faster and get back to more strategic initiatives sooner.