Solution brief

HPE OneSphere simplifies Kubernetes management

Managing cloud-native infrastructure

Migrating workloads from one infrastructure environment to another, to leverage lower cost and/or improved performance, is one of the key value propositions of a hybrid cloud architecture. A consistent runtime environment for applications across environments is essential for predictable and automated deployments. Container technology such as Docker addresses this key challenge allowing developers to package applications once and deploy in multiple environments. Docker manages system resources efficiently maximizing utilization while also providing platform portability.

Challenges with containerization

The advent of microservices architectures leveraging Docker ushered in the benefits of flexible, loosely coupled, and highly scalable architectures. But these architectures come with the challenge of integrating and managing them in distributed environments. They require constant monitoring, orchestrating, and scaling. Kubernetes, a leading open source technology, solves these problems by helping automate the deployment, scaling, and management of applications running on containers. It is the fastest growing container orchestration tool and widely accepted by both enterprises, as well as the developer community.
Further, applications on containers are often deployed using Docker images or Kubernetes Helm charts sourced from public repositories. However, these images lack quality checks and introduce security and compliance risks.