In 2022, 50 percent of respondents to a global survey of DevOps, engineering, and security professionals stated that Red Hat OpenShift is the Kubernetes platforms they primarily use. Respondents also indicated using platforms and services offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, next to Azure and VMware.
What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source container orchestration platform originally developed by Google. In simple terms, Kubernetes manages containerized applications in different environments, such as physical machines, virtual machines, and the cloud. Due to Kubernetes’ widespread usage, it is considered the standard for container orchestration. Accordingly, key players including Google, AWS, Microsoft, IBM, and Red Hat are invested in offering managed Kubernetes services for running containers.
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a managed environment for running containerized applications on Kubernetes. GKE is comprised of a control plane managed by Google Cloud, which users can interact with through the cloud console. Specifically, GKE makes it possible for users to take advantage of cluster management which includes load balancing, auto scaling and upgrades, as well as logging and monitoring. Using GKE can help organizations modernize their application infrastructure and simplify deployment while saving costs and focus more on business innovation.
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