For most organizations, whether to move to a cloud native architecture is now a question of when, not if. The benefits of having a more agile approach to applications and their supporting infrastructure is becoming clear for every organization. At Puppet, we understand the value that cloud native and microservice architectures can provide to us from a development standpoint, as well as the flexibility it provides as we drive more innovation across our entire product portfolio.
The pressure to automate more and accelerate the meantime to deployment in on-premises and cloud environments is increasing, especially as organizations (especially IT organizations) are expected to do more with less in today’s world. No one has time to adopt software that requires a lot of effort and takes a long time to get up and running. The faster an organization can move, the better it can compete and meet evolving customer expectations that now include always-on, zero-downtime application experiences.
As enterprises embark on the challenge of becoming more agile and more responsive to customer needs and changes in the overall market, IT teams within every type of company are overseeing massive shifts to the cloud and cloud native architectures — employing containers and container-based architectures more than ever before.
The need for faster and more agile deployments is driving this shift to container-based architectures. Kubernetes, in particular, has become the de-facto standard for container management, as it makes it easier to consistently deploy and scale containers and container-based workloads in any environment.
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