There’s no single right way to achieve success with Kubernetes, but as the cloud native ecosystem continues to expand rapidly, many organizations beginning their Kubernetes journey are unsure which path to follow. Luckily, there’s more than one way to deploy K8s successfully — the main goal is to make sure that you understand Kubernetes best practices, so you can cover your bases and avoid common mistakes. There’s a reason for the adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you can avoid making a poor decision and paying for it in the future, why wouldn’t you?
So, how can you start your organization off on the right path? Choose the one that best addresses the needs and priorities of your business.
Answering these questions (and many, many more) can help you decide how to implement Kubernetes, create processes, and clarify tasks and priorities as you get started. Once you’ve spent the time necessary to understand the bigger picture of how Kubernetes can enable your cloud native journey, you’re ready to start making choices and review the best practices available — and make the choices that are right for your organization.
The Fairwinds team has considerable K8s expertise, gained through years of experience deploying and tuning hundreds of production grade Kubernetes clusters. Our site reliability engineers have helped many companies ship cloud native applications faster, more cost effectively, and with less security risk. The Kubernetes website offers guidance for getting started with K8s, including considerations for large clusters, running in multiple zones, validating node setup, and PKI certificates and requirements. Our Kubernetes best practices guidance focuses on helping our clients adopt cloud native infrastructure securely, efficiently, and reliably.
There are hundreds of different use cases and transformations for Kubernetes, and there’s no single “right” way to deploy your clusters. There’s a lot of flexibility in Kubernetes, which ultimately means that there are probably no two identical K8s environments. We’re sharing the hard-won expertise from our team to help you start off on the right track, so you can take advantage of the long-term advantages of Kubernetes.
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