Building Foundation for Cloud Native Datacenter
Published on 12 Apr 2022
The foundations for what is now known as legacy infrastructures were laid in the 1990s, far before computer science matured into what it is today. In a legacy design, the storage, computing, and networking functions are compartmentalized into distinct silos, the management of which calls for a high level of technical expertise. Because of the enormous administrative load, the influence that these legacy systems have on IT innovation may be stifling. Over the years, the cost of maintaining these legacy systems has continued to rise.
The three-tier infrastructure paradigm, which is burdened by complexity, is almost the opposite of current information technology. Additionally, this approach most certainly works against the agility that businesses are seeking as they implement cloud-native solutions.
Today, hyper-converged infrastructure, often known as HCI, is quickly replacing old legacy setups with a consolidated, easily managed system that can accommodate the increasing need for cloud-based apps and automated processes.
Elements constitutive of a cloud-native business
Containers, Kubernetes, and a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud-native technologies provide businesses with a competitive edge by enhancing company agility, efficiency, and speed to market.
Let's take a short look at the requirements necessary to transform an organization into a cloud-native company.
Containers make it possible for applications to be constructed as groupings of more manageable and modular parts.
Containers provide increased portability across a variety of contexts, quick scaling, non-disruptive updates, and enhanced resource efficiency in packaging that is independent of the underlying vendor. Containers perform an action similar to that of virtual machines in that they remove programs from direct interaction with the underlying operating system. Because of this, it is possible to utilize them in hybrid and multi-cloud systems by using a content management platform such as Kubernetes.
The containerized workloads are orchestrated by Kubernetes.
Kubernetes has undergone tremendous development to become the preeminent container orchestration technology. It does this by offering a layer of IT infrastructure that is both programmable and scalable. Kubernetes may substantially lessen the rigorous maintenance needs of earlier settings. Additionally, since it can function across on-premises clouds as well as public clouds, it allows a great degree of flexibility for businesses that employ both forms of cloud-native infrastructure.
Challenges of deploying on-premises Kubernetes and cloud-native apps
The upgrading of data centers is an absolute need in today's world. For regulatory compliance, cost, or any number of other reasons, businesses are sometimes required to operate applications on-premises, and occasionally they are required to run specific applications at the edge of the network. When it comes to putting up Kubernetes environments in a company's own data centers, however, businesses often come up against difficult technological challenges.
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