OnPoint Kubernetes/cluster Orchestration White Paper
“Kubernetes is a portable, extensible open-source platform for managing
containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative
configuration and automation1”
Wait…, what? If you are new to containers and orchestration, this intro will provide you with a basic
understanding of how this technology could help manage your applications.
What does it mean?
Using a beach side hotel analogy, we expect seasonal traffic with high
demand in summer, but not so much in winter. The hotel manager
represents Kubernetes, orchestrating room availability during these
times of variable demand. The hotel’s physical infrastructure of
buildings are Nodes, while each room is a Pod. Lastly, Containers are
located within each Pod, so in this case, a hotel suite’s separate
bedroom, bathroom, or office area.