Kubernetes and containerised applications are becoming increasingly popular. This is because the pace of digital transformation is presenting companies with the challenge of developing complex software solutions ever faster. Modern Dev-Ops practices guarantee the necessary agility in the development process and increase its speed, efficiency and flexibility. Due to the pandemic as well as the far-reaching, economic consequences of the war in Ukraine, this is more important than ever before.
Kubernetes enables the successful transformation of your information technology, in which containers and microservices play a central role. This is because the open source solution provides the necessary tools to fully automate many container management tasks, such as configuration, provisioning and orchestration, as well as dynamic load balancing. Upgrades and patching of any number of containers are possible during operation. Thus, these functions revolutionise the processes of application development. But this is only one reason why more and more companies are opting for Kubernetes to successfully meet current demands on their IT. Because in addition to the high reliability and the plus in security, according to a survey, 59 % of companies use Kubernetes primarily because of the more effective production.
More efficient development in Kubernetes
With benefits such as repeatable processes and reusable templates, Kubernetes helps your developers develop and test even complex applications faster and integrate them seamlessly into ongoing operations. This makes the development cycle much more efficient, shortens application deployment times and thus leads to a significant increase in productivity overall. Development teams can deliver faster than was possible in the past. Instead of one deployment per month, several can now be done in one day.
CI/CD: Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery
Skilled workers are scarce and developers' time is precious. Development in Kubernetes offers a variety of integrated tools that allow patches and deployments to be done faster and more frequently. The CI/CD practice of continuous integration and deployment makes it possible:
A CI/CD pipeline summarises code changes and stores them in the form of software artefacts. Automated tests check their functionality and automated deployment services make them available for immediate use. The goal is to detect errors early, increase productivity and shorten release cycles.
The CI/CD process is in contrast to earlier software development, in which several small software updates were often combined into one large version, then tested at great expense and only then made available. CI/CD pipelines support the agile concept of development and enable customers to deliver added value faster.
Development with Kubernetes and Git
Blackbit combines Kubernetes with Git and develops containers in Docker to implement CI/CD practices using a well-defined workflow.
- Developers can specify the infrastructure requirements for their application using a simple configuration and K8s automatically builds the infrastructure without the need for a system administrator.
- Blackbit's development team creates individual containers, tests them and releases them for operation.
- Finished applications are checked into Git and started fully automatically in Kubernetes.
- New containers are integrated without any downtime during ongoing operations and executed fully automatically on a large scale with the help of Kubernetes.
- The entire infrastructure and all code changes are centrally documented in the Git repository. This means that errors are detected more quickly and older versions can be restored quickly and easily.
Benefit from low effort and set-up costs in development. Blackbit provides you with the local environment to develop and deploy efficiently. On request, you receive individual extensions, such as specific integration tests with external APIs or applications as well as load tests.
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Stefano Viani ist Geschäftsführer von Blackbit digital Commerce GmbH. Er ist immer up to date, was neueste Entwicklungen und Trends im E-Commerce und digitalen Marketing angeht. Seit Jahrzehnten ist er für große und mittelständische Unternehmen Berater für die technische, optische und werbliche Optimierung von Webauftritten. Dabei entwickelt er insbesondere Konzepte und Maßnahmen für ein erfolgreiches Absatzmarketing.
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