Container Orchestration

Why is it required?

Managing the life-cycle of a container becomes difficult when the number of containers increase. For enterprises that need to deploy and manage hundreds or thousands of containers and hosts it becomes paramount to automate the tasks of container provisioning, deployment, availability, configuration, scheduling and monitoring. When you’re operating at scale, container orchestration becomes essential.


Provisioning and Deployment


Movement of Containers


Resource Allocation in Containers


Monitoring Health of Containers

What is Container Orchestration?

Container orchestration automates the deployment, management, scaling, and networking of containers in large dynamic environments. Container orchestration can be used to control and automate many tasks like –

  • Provisioning and deployment of containers
  • Scaling up or removing containers
  • Redundancy and availability of containers
  • Movement of containers from one host to another
  • Resource allocation in containers
  • Load balancing of service discovery between containers
  • Monitoring health of containers and hosts
  • Configuration of an application in relation to the containers running it

Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source, potable and extensible system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized workloads. Kubernetes provides you with a framework to run distributed systems resiliently. It takes care of scaling and failover for your application, provides deployment patterns, and more.

Due to its decoupled architecture support, Kubernetes provide a different kind of scaling for various purposes. For scaling of servers, you can use horizontal scaling, for the containers auto and manual scaling can be used, and for pods, you can use the replication controller. Kubernetes is designed to handle both the application and infrastructure thus providing high availability. It is also highly flexible and supports several platforms.

Cost Optimization

Extreme Scaling

Portability and Flexibility

Enhanced Deployment Speed

Kubernetes in AWS

AWS provides a fully managed Kubernetes service called Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to run sensitive and mission critical applications. EKS runs the Kubernetes management infrastructure across multiple AWS Availability Zones. It can automatically detect and replace unhealthy control plane nodes, and provide on-demand, zero downtime upgrades and patching. EKS runs upstream Kubernetes and is certified Kubernetes conformant so you can leverage all benefits of open source tooling from the community.

You can also easily migrate any standard Kubernetes application to EKS without needing to refactor your code. Using EKS you can decouple your application from the underlying infrastructure leading to agile application creation and deployment. Right from low latency apps to machine learning workflows and sequential or parallel batch workloads, EKS is the best place to run Kubernetes.

Use Cases of Kubernetes in

Hybrid Development

Web Applications

Machine Learning

Batch Processing

Kubernetes in Google Cloud

Google Cloud provides Google Kubernetes Engine a fully secured and managed Kubernetes service with four-way auto scaling and multi-cluster support. Along with it, it provides enterprise-ready containerized solutions with pre-built deployment templates, featuring portability, simplified licensing, and consolidated billing.

It also provides Horizontal pod autoscaling based on CPU utilization or custom metrics, cluster autoscaling that works on a per-node-pool basis and vertical pod autoscaling that continuously analyzes the CPU and memory usage of pods and dynamically adjusts their CPU and memory requests in response.

Kubernetes in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure offers Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to deploy and manage containerized applications more easily. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) can be used to migrate your existing application to the cloud, build a complex application that uses machine learning, or take advantage of the agility offered by a microservices architecture.

Never Outgrow! Run Anywhere with Kubernetes

Contact us to know more about how we can implement an effective container orchestration platform for your enterprise and ensure seamless interaction across your business line by applying the right processes, tools and resources. We will assist you from the beginning of your Kubernetes journey up to support and management services.