Living in a digital world means information is always at your fingertips, residing in the applications on your phones, laptops and servers. As speed and availability of information access requirements get higher and more complex, applications must evolve to stay current.
Rapid changes in application architecture have seen applications morph from more traditional, monolithic applications with functional modules built into a single installation, to modern microsevice-based applications, that break into multiple installations, that more easily serve a wider user base. The future surely belongs to microservice-based applications, as unlike monolithic applications that are designed to run on physical servers or VMs, micro-service applications can be run on containers, and are managed by Kubernetes (K8s in short). To build, run and manage container-based microservices, you will certainly deal with K8s.
As the first graduated open-source project from CNCF, K8s are the core of the platform-as-a-service that provides automation and orchestration for micro-service applications. Many tools like Jenkins and Istio are built around K8s, to facilitate simple and faster modern application development and management.
As a long-time IaaS (HCI & SCP) player in the market, Sangfor dedicated an increasing amount of resources to PaaS development several years ago. Why are K8s so popular? And what is Sangfor’s role in the PaaS world? Join our Sangfor expert-led webinar to learn more!