Why C-Level Executives Should Learn the Kubernetes Way of Thinking
C-Level Executives lead their enterprises to deliver applications and services to customers with the same capabilities that Kubernetes and cloud-native architecture are best known for. So why should you learn the Kubernetes way of thinking? Well, when executives recognize they need to scale, the scaling needs to occur in a way that won’t muddle their existing business process and lock you into one cloud provider. While they can’t turn everything into an API with a click of a button, it is possible to be on the lookout for processes that can only scale by creating additional organizational complexity and bottlenecks.
To achieve the great power and flexibility that Kubernetes APIs and containers deliver in cloud-native architecture, executives can use intelligent business processes and proven architectural models that are built to auto scale up and down in a flexible multi-cloud environment. To use a retail analogy, retailers must have proper staff in place to handle the Christmas rush, but they don’t need that level of staffing the remainder of the year. In the same way, with containers and cloud-native architectures, companies need to be able to adapt and respond to scale up or down depending on the level of demand on an application or system at any given time. Creating the ability to expand capacity more easily or repurpose staff and resources allows for amazing results, and if setup correctly Kubernetes manages this for you automatically on the Cloud and gives you the greater control.
The key takeaway from delivering Cloud native solutions, is that Kubernetes can enable your business on the Cloud, offering major benefits including faster time to market, improved scalability and enhanced cost optimization. Ideally you want the technology to underpin your business and deliver greater enablement and ROI. Kubernetes was developed to create more business agility, allowing organizations to focus on achieving their business objectives and not waste valuable time or effort on mainstream tasks and operations.