Now more than ever, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are quickly becoming key enterprise requirements. As Kubernetes adoption in an enterprise grows, effectively managing multicluster deployments becomes increasingly critical to application delivery. To bring Kubernetes usage and hybrid/multi-cloud infrastructure together, IT organizations need a modern operating model for shared K8s clusters in hybrid and multi-cloud architectures.
The impetus for choosing enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud deployment varies, but the challenges and opportunities remain regardless of an organization’s infrastructure journey. Whether purposefully undertaken as an IT strategy or as the result of prior infrastructure investment, many IT leaders are discovering the benefits of using more than one infrastructure approach simultaneously. Container orchestration, in many respects, is the next logical step. Managing Kubernetes in a hybrid and multi-cloud context, however, comes with unique challenges.