While many organizations have an existing Kubernetes footprint, far fewer are using Kubernetes in production, and even less are operating at scale.
Building an application platform on top of Kubernetes requires more engineering effort from a platform perspective but takes advantage of Kubernetes extensibility, allowing you to create something that aligns with the needs of developers, infrastructure and the business. Some of the considerations you face may include:
- Fulfill regulatory requirements to run mostly on-premise.
- Support your baremetal fleet along with your vSphere-enabled data center.
- Enable growing demand for developers to package applications in containers.
- Move away from “ticket-based” infrastructure provisioning and deliver ways to build self-service API mechanisms.
- Ensure APIs you’re building atop of are vendor agnostic and not going to cause lock-in as it’s cost you millions in the past to migrate off these types of systems.
- Pay only for enterprise support for particular products in your stack rather than committing to models where an entire stack is licensed per node, core, or application instance.
This book charts out the key considerations engineering teams must look at in order to successfully define a path to production with Kubernetes at enterprise scale.
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