Kubernetes has become the standard for container orchestration, but Kubernetes adoption takes a lot of time and effort. Kubernetes can be hard and the learning curve is steep. If you need to get the full benefits of Kubernetes you’ll need a gradual movement towards adoption within your organization. So how can you speed up the adoption of Kubernetes? The answer: An internal Kubernetes-based developer platform.
What is an internal Kubernetes-based developer platform?
An internal Kubernetes-based developer platform is a platform that allows developers to get on-demand access to a Kubernetes environment for internal use and are offered all the tools they need to start working with the platform.
From a developer perspective, the internal Kubernetes-based developer platform needs to offer developer self-service and it must be easy to use. Even developers who are not that experienced with Kubernetes need to be able to get started right away and get all the tools they need. Using some abstraction to hide the Kubernetes complexity is great, but the platform should definitely also offer developers to get full Kubernetes access. This enables them to start fast and grow their knowledge in time.
From an operations perspective, the internal Kubernetes-based developer platform needs to offer a central point of control and governance. For this role-based access, delegation and policy enforcement should be in place. By controlling access to the platform, Kubernetes can be used more efficiently and more cost-effectively.
Why Would You Need An Internal Kubernetes-based Developer Platform?
The promises of Kubernetes like short development and release cycles can only be achieved when developers can work directly with the underlying technology and Kubernetes has been completely adopted by the organization. The first step here is to make developers more comfortable in working with Kubernetes to provide them access to an environment where they can start experimenting, but always in a controlled manner where they are ‘forced’ to adhere to best practices and can learn from them.
This is exactly what an internal Kubernetes-based developer platform should do and why it is such an important element for the successful adoption and usage of Kubernetes.
A self-service Kubernetes-based developer platform, that developers can start using immediately is critical to developer success.
How Otomi Container Platform Can Increase Kubernetes Adoption and Developer Productivity
Otomi Container Platform acts as an added-value layer on top of Kubernetes and is ideal to create an internal Kubernetes-based developer platform because it offers developer self-service. Otomi Container Platform liberates developers from worrying about the underlying infrastructure setup, while still enforcing standards and best practices so they can focus on delivering code.
With Otomi Container Platform, developers can be fully self-serving. They can spin up new namespaces, get access to all the observability tools they need, create secrets, deploy workloads, create jobs, configure public exposure, add service monitors, and much more. And all of these features are accessible through just one intuitive web-based user interface that makes Kubernetes a true point-and-click affair.
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