Kubernetes In The Real World: using an ADC to reduce the complexity of Kubernetes adoption

May 6, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Kubernetes is a powerful container orchestration technology that continues to grow in popularity with enterprise users. A recent survey conducted in 2019 by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation – the organization that governs Kubernetes development – reports that 78% of the respondents were using Kubernetes in production, compared with only 58% in 2018. This is real attention-getting growth. Obviously, with these sorts of numbers, more companies are going to jump on the bandwagon.

Yet using Kubernetes is not all peaches and cream. It’s a very complex technology with a lot of moving parts. At the “hello-world” level, adopting Kubernetes might seem like a straightforward undertaking, but in reality, adoption is a winding path with many hazards along the way.

Key takeaways

  1. Kubernetes is a complex technology that is made up of a variety of subsystems
  2. Using an ADC to do “system housekeeping” chores such as load balancing, service discovery and access security can alleviate most of the burden of adopting Kubernetes
  3. Kubernetes takes an agnostic approach to subsystem implementation
  4. Specific subsystem implementations can vary in terms of reliability, creating risk in the Kubernetes adoption process.

An ADC reduces the complexity of adopting Kubernetes

So what does an ADC have to do with addressing the complexities and problems of running Kubernetes in production? Download the free white paper to learn more.