Kubernetes which was originally designed by Google is an open-source container orchestration system which is used for automating application deployment management and scaling and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It was first introduced by Goggle in mid-2014.
Kubernetes is defined as a set of building blocks where-in they provide mechanisms that deploy maintain and scale applications based on CPU memory and it is coupled loosely to meet different workloads.
VMware made a statement that they are using Kubernetes for their future technologies in various platforms. In this year 2019, they have announced at VMworld in San Francisco that it uses Kubernetes with vSphere was Project Pacific. Employees of VMware made it clear that this is the best significant move made by VMware in a very long time.
In today every IT companies have one of the biggest challenges is upgrading the existing applications in a way that takes advantage of container and microservices trends in software development,
VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes Architecture:
When VMware Integrated Open Stack with Kubernetes we can deploy and maintain enterprise-class Kubernetes clusters in an Open Stack environment. Clusters in the Kubernetes are configured in such a way that they use VMware integrated open stack enterprise-grade services classified as Keystone authentication for cluster and Block storage Cinder to provide storage for stateful applications. VMware integrated open stack with Kubernetes supports backend networking like VDS, NSX-T, and NSX-V.
Before deploying a Kubernetes cluster we must configure a cloud provider, so VMware integrated open stack with Kubernetes which uses the cloud provider to create the required infrastructure to deploy clusters of Kubernetes and also NSX-V or NSX-T must satisfy requirements for an open stack provider. Once provider and cluster are created, we can use VMware Integrated Open Stack with Kubernetes to manage the deployment process.
When SDDC provider is used, VMware integrated open stack with Kubernetes and it will create an embedded Vmware Integrated Open stack deployment on an existing vSphere infrastructure. SDDC provider supports VDS, NSX-T and NSX-V networking.
Uses of Kubernetes:
Kubernetes allows us to mount a storage system of our own choice like local storages and also they can expose a container by using the DNS name or their own IP address if the traffic is very high Kubernetes is able to load balance and distribute the network traffic. Kubernetes allows us to store and manage sensitive information like passwords, Authorized tokens, and SSH keys.
The main motto of VMware is to provide their IT admins the same experience using Kubernetes as they are using with vSphere and as per their knowledge transfer sessions they are pretty much sure that their employees are on their way to make this happen. While on the flip side using Kubernetes is not so easy when compared with vSphere and it has its own complexities and complications.
So here we conclude that the transition of Kubernetes with VMware will attract new customers and will build a strong platform for a bright future in Software Technology.