Why all SaaS Start-ups Should Use Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open-source platform for managing containerised workloads and services, which facilitates both declarative configuration and automation, ideal to use by SaaS start-ups.

Initially designed by Google in 2014, Kubernetes is now maintained by Cloud Native Computing Foundation whose key existential objective is that of building sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software: therefore, sustainability, Kubernetes and software sustainable ecosystems are intertwined and interlinked.

If the current trend towards digitalisation continues – and it is very likely that it will – and sustainable innovation remains a fundamental part of most tech start-ups’ road map, it is imperative that you position yourself ahead of the wave by adopting Kubernetes and its facilitative services because, experts currently predict - us included - that cloud native adoption will continue to grow in 2022 and become a foundational element in CIOs (Chief Information Officer) cloud native strategies as they plan for the “digital-first” future.

Due to its fantastic ability to manage containerised applications, the system sources required are far less than traditional or hardware virtual machine environments because they do not include operating system images. Applications running in containers can be deployed easily to multiple different operating systems and hardware platforms.

Kubernetes is deployable on most cloud providers, and it is the perfect solution currently available to use to manage microservice architectures since it is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates many of the manual processes involved in deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications.

Kubernetes provides you with three core components orchestration:

  1. Control plane (orchestration function that is responsible for the management of clusters, nodes, and networks)
  2. Management plane (the administration layer that is used to interact with Kubernetes such as API, customer resource definition)
  3. Data plane (the function that manages the traffic layer)

In the current growing economic and geopolitical uncertainty across the world, the enterprise agility becomes essential. Kubernetes allows for easy integration and embedding of eco-system innovations, as well as for stateless apps across central, distributed and edge locations.

If you are a SaaS start-up, Kubernetes can provide you with those much needed scalability and disaster recovery, while making available to you an environment that automates the orchestration of application containers, thus offering you time to build your team, secure funding, prove your MVP or run your pilot and, most importantly, have a successful ‘go-to-market’ journey.

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