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The promise of PaaS

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

Because of its flexibility, Kubernetes is delivering on the promise of PaaS for cloud app deployment. However, container management is complex, and there are often gaps with orchestration engines. Companies that manage Kubernetes effectively, though, can reap the benefits–especially at the edge.

Using Kubernetes to reap quicker value from cloud app deployment

Platform as a Service (PaaS) offers the benefit of being able to push code to the cloud and get it running quickly. However, its relative inflexibility often causes problems at scale. Enter containerization—especially with Kubernetes. As organizations and applications scale, Kubernetes gives them the flexibility they need to put code into production quickly and scale as needed. In this episode, Mike and guest, Sheng Liang, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Rancher Labs, discuss the revolutionary power of containerization (with and without Kubernetes) to deploy applications faster, and to almost any environment. They also discuss common gaps in container orchestration engines and leading practices to close them, as well as management strategies for Kubernetes in the cloud and at the edge.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

The fundamental promise of PaaS is in many ways nowadays delivered by a Kubernetes platform, and that explains why Kubernetes is essentially happening everywhere.Sheng Liang is the CEO and co-founder of Rancher Labs. He was previously the chief technology officer (CTO) of the Cloud Platforms groups at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO. Sheng has a PhD in computer science from Yale University.

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