Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Developed by Google and now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Kubernetes has become the industry standard for container orchestration, providing a powerful and flexible solution for managing complex, distributed applications. Companies seeking a robust and scalable container management platform for their modern, cloud-native applications rely on Kubernetes for its advanced features, strong community support, and extensive ecosystem.
Apache CloudStack provides integration with Kubernetes through the Kubernetes Cluster API and CloudStack Container Service (CKS). The Kubernetes Cluster API enables seamless integration of Kubernetes clusters with CloudStack deployments, allowing administrators to manage and automate the provisioning and scaling of Kubernetes clusters alongside other CloudStack resources. The CloudStack Container Service (CKS) is a fully managed container service that simplifies the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters on CloudStack infrastructure. With CKS, organizations can easily deploy, scale, and manage Kubernetes clusters within their CloudStack environments, providing a unified and simplified approach to managing both virtualized and containerized workloads. This integration empowers organizations to optimize their cloud infrastructure management, enhance operational efficiency, and embrace modern, cloud-native application architectures.
Widely adopted container orchestration platform known for its scalability.
Has a steep learning curve and can be complex to deploy, especially in diverse IT environments.
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