Originally developed by Google, Kubernetes (or K8s) are now the standard for container orchestration, supported by everyone from AWS and Azure, to Cisco, IBM, and VMware.
The Benefits of Kubernetes
The key benefit of K8s is a faster application development cycle, allowing developers and IT teams to orchestrate hundreds of containers across multiple hosts. This, in turn, makes development less resource-intensive.
K8s can also benefit on-premises infrastructure security by streamlining security measures for IT, whether you’re utilizing VMware, Open Source, or other means of deployment. They also greatly reduce human errors.
Navigating Security Risks with Kubernetes
That’s not to say K8s are not without their own security challenges. Due to their design, K8s disassociate applications from their underlying operating systems — and the security protocols that reside there — potentially making them more open to attack.
Thankfully, there’s Pivotal Container Service (PKS).
The power of PKS is the ability to reliably deploy and run containers across private and public clouds, all while being fully integrated with existing infrastructure. This means all the tools and security resources IT teams are familiar with are still available to them, helping to create a stable — and secure — network environment.
Key benefits of PKS include:
- Container image management
- Identity and access management
- Vulnerability scanning
These integrated measures, when coupled with streamlined operations and the single deployment provided by Kubernetes, is a recipe for increased IT security. That means your team can focus on providing better applications and services for customers.
Aside from PKS, there are a few other Kubernetes options available to tackle the same security issues. These include Rancher, RedHat, and other cloud services that Redapt partners with.
To learn more about Redapt’s Kubernetes and PKS services, talk to one of our experts. And if you want to learn more about the benefits of modernizing your data infrastructure, download our eBook Unlocking the Potential of Modern Data Centers: Five Good Reasons Companies Should Invest in Their Data Infrastructure.