Kubernetes has emerged as a powerful tool to manage and scale cloud-native applications. Organizations need to deploy their software quickly, leveraging highly scalable and always available capabilities to maintain zero downtime. As more applications are containerized and deployed, it becomes increasingly complex for any organization to manage these containers. Hence, scaling becomes an issue. This is where Kubernetes shines. With Kubernetes, you can easily automate, deploy, scale, and monitor your applications.
If you’ve read any documentation about Kubernetes services and networking, you’ve probably come across the terms ClusterIP, NodePort, LoadBalancer, and Ingress. There seems to be a lot of confusion around these terms, and you must understand the difference before you start building your next Kubernetes-based application.