Understand microservices, containers, Kubernetes

In this post, learn how microservices, containers, and Kubernetes are all related. One is an architecture, one is a deployment mechanism, and one orchestrates how those deployments will function in production.

A microservice is a program that runs on a server or a virtual computer and responds to some request. Microservices give you a way to build applications that are resilient, highly scalable, independently deployable, and able to evolve quickly.

Microservices have a more narrow scope and focus on doing smaller tasks well.

A container is just a process spawned from an executable file, running on a Linux machine, which has some restrictions applied to it.

Kubernetes (aka, K8s) help you increase your infrastructure utilization through the efficient sharing of computing resources across multiple processes. Kubernetes is the master of dynamically allocating computing resources to fill the demand. The side benefits of K8s that make the transition to microservices much easier.

Let’s see how that works.

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