The industry use cases for KUBERNETES

Utkarsh Srivastava
4 min readMar 14, 2021

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When it comes to learning technology it’s always beneficial to have some core knowledge of what technology does and how it would be good to have the knowledge of that particular technology.

Some of you would be pro in KUBERNETES, and some of you have just started learning it, but before moving further we need to know a very basic question that would come to everybody’s mind —

What is KUBERNETES?

Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.

Why do we need KUBERNETES?

Docker containerization adoption is growing exponentially as more and more companies have started using it in production. It is important to use an orchestration platform to scale and manage your containers.

Imagine a situation where you have been using Docker for a little while, and have deployed it on a few different servers. Your application starts getting massive traffic, and you need to scale up fast; how will you go from 3 servers to 40 servers that you may require? And how will you decide which container should go where? How would you monitor all these containers and make sure they are restarted if they die? This is where Kubernetes comes in.

Kubernetes Transforming Banks

Digital disruption is forcing banks to satisfy the demands of increasingly connected customers with growing expectations. To serve the on-demand customer, banks must become agile digital enterprises focused on delivering innovative products, services, and customer experiences. Containers — and specifically Kubernetes — are key to meeting the needs of bank customers at speed and scale.

Why Kubernetes?

Banks must keep up with consumer demand through real-time customization, instant scalability, and response to evolving security challenges — all of which cannot be achieved with traditional on-premise systems. Containerization is secure because applications and data are ‘contained’ within a workload and not visible unless made so — there is no ability to impact other containers. However, despite the advantages, containers are hard to manage and track individually, and across multiple cloud platforms. Container orchestration solves this issue by automating the management and tracking of containers.

Kubernetes is the widely accepted gold standard of container orchestration, allowing for easy organization, deployment, and scaling.

Flexibility and scalability

Re-hosting, re-platforming, and re-factoring

Re-hosting

Re-factoring

Re-platforming

HEALTHCARE SECTOR

How Kubernetes is Innovating the Healthcare Sector?

Open source clouds, virtualization, and application management efforts are growing in healthcare as vendors are using tools that are meant to enhance deployment and management of applications. Kubernetes is one such tool that is becoming more popular in HIT infrastructure.

What does Kubernetes mean to the health care space?

Greater Security

Instead, each time they deploy a new version of their application, they destroy the container cluster and redeploy new nodes and clusters in a highly available environment. This allows health care organizations to not have to staff system administrators that are making sure security patches are run, operating systems aren’t out of date and long-standing malware isn’t sitting on the machine.

Faster Application Deployments

One of the largest challenges for health care IT is the time it takes to deploy a new application or expand existing ones. It can take months to negotiate and deploy the infrastructure alone to securely service an application. With Kubernetes, users can dynamically deploy new containers on demand. These can be preloaded with the security and compliance rules specific to the deployment, so no configuration is needed post-deployment. Users simply spin up new container clusters and deploy their code. Now, health care organizations can launch new applications in a fraction of the time.

Continuity

This shuts off the old container, but it remains in existence, which comes in handy if the user needs a record of what was done or needs to roll back to the older version if something goes wrong. When a change like this takes place, system downtime — a huge pain point in the health care space — is eliminated altogether.

Lower Costs

With Kubernetes, operating systems and software licenses do not reside in the public cloud amidst unused space. Since deploying a new container shuts off the old one without any downtime, your environment isn’t expanding unnecessarily. And when you consider how lightweight the containers are in comparison to individual virtual machines with an operating system for each environment, the cost savings can be significant.

Tyrone has integrated Kubernetes into Tyrone Kubernetes Container Platform(KCP) to save organizations time and money.

This is how Kubernetes is impacting the companies and some sectors!!

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