There are many options out there for storage, and it can be hard to choose just one. Kubernetes is one of the top open-source projects used for application deployment, scaling, and management of individual containers in clusters. Here are some of the pros and cons of Kubernetes to help you decide if Kubernetes is the right option for you.
Kubernetes can attract potential applicants. It is one of the most wanted platforms and looks good to potential applicants when used with cloud-native tools like this one and with an efficient workflow.
Kubernetes is a future-proof option
It is fast growing to the requirements of software products as they change over time. It adapts to an application’s usage and maintenance requirements. It also has universal support, many applications have moved to use cloud platforms over self-hosted data centers, and Kubernetes is fully compatible with the major cloud platforms.
Using Kubernetes can increase your productivity
With its huge ecosystem, Kubernetes will automatically update to match the git status, taking away the developer’s work. Kubernetes also allows for customer tools to be made by developers to help them in any specific area, eliminating the amount of time you need to spend on a repetitive task.
Applications run more stable
Because of Kubernetes’ frequent updates, your software is constantly changing to improve. A pre-built workflow provided by a cloud provider to manage a Kubernetes pod also helps to improve stability.
Excellent compatibility with other major cloud providers
Kubernetes allows you to integrate multiple cloud providers to create an easy transition between the two. It lessens your dependency on one vendor and makes it easy to relocate your applications whenever you may need them.
Kubernetes does have some drawbacks.
Storage requirements are high and could be a strain on resources. Kubernetes storage can be complicated and hard to manage across devices, making developers look at other alternatives. Outside solutions do exist to simplify storage. Using something like Longhorn Cloud-native Storage for Kubernetes will significantly improve the storage.
Learning Kubernetes is difficult
Kubernetes is very complex and has a learning curve. One of the most reported issues from people using Kubernetes is that it is difficult to learn, especially if you don’t have any prior experience with other platforms. Even the most experienced developers and engineers have reported issues. The initial setup and configuration of Kubernetes are also complex and can be intimidating.
Along with a steep learning curve, hiring Kubernetes talent is expensive.
- Organizations that can’t train new experts hire outside talent
- Hiring experts skilled in Kubernetes is often out of the budget
Not practical for simple applications
When using applications with a small group of users and a small budget, using Kubernetes can be excessive. The goal with simple applications is also to have a simple deployment process, but the Kubernetes system is anything but simple.
It can cause unnecessary delays with updates, and with the steep learning curve, you’ll be spending more time than needed to learn how to run your small application.
Kubernetes may not be the best solution for all users, especially those with a smaller budget or those that need to employ outside experts. But for others, Kubernetes’ compatibility with cloud platforms and its ability to boost productivity make it attractive.