Kubernetes is brilliant.
But K8s is not a turnkey solution.
To benefit from Kubernetes you need to:
- Understand Kubernetes intricacies and details
- Write custom modules as needed, and plug these into Kubernetes clusters
- Integrate a plethora of open-source and commercial software packages into Kubernetes to ensure that applications are running seamlessly
These tasks, collectively termed Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), are executed AFTER Kubernetes clusters are up and running. It's a lot of complex and tedious work.
This Executive Guide provides an overview of Containerized ALM including:
- What is Containerized Application Lifecycle Management?
- Limitations with Kubernetes
- Manual Implementation of ALM for Containerized Applications
- The Cost of In-House, Do-It-Yourself ALM