Kubernetes is an open-source platform designed as a platform for building an ecosystem of components and tools to make it easier to deploy, scale, and manage applications. It provides the mechanisms for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts, providing a container-centric infrastructure.
As a go-to tool for modern software developers, Kubernetes has gained significant momentum across enterprises to increase scalability and flexibility, reduce overhead, and accelerate deployment cycles for new cloud-native applications.
Why You Should Re-evaluate Your Monitoring Solution for These New Environments
A Highly Dynamic Environment
Kubernetes automatically provisions and decommissions containers depending on demand. Monitoring dashboards and alerts must immediately reflect the latest changes.
High Churn Containers
Starting a new container is easier than troubleshooting, shortening a container’s lifetime to minutes or days. Can your solution handle an increasing number of components and high frequency churn?
Orchestrators automatically place containers on nodes in a cluster, so knowing where apps or services are running is more difficult to manage. Understanding clear relationships from app to pod to node is critical.