Introduction to Google Kubernetes Engine – Testprep Training Blog
Google has always offered valuable services to help users find user-friendly solutions. Google’s GKE (Google Kubernetes engine) service is the best way to automatically deploy, scale, and manage Kubernetes in today’s technology sector. Kubernetes is a term that will be familiar to many.
This blog will provide a basic overview and feature list for Kubernetes Engine.
What is Google Kubernetes engine (GKE)?
Google Kubernetes Engine is a platform to run Kubernetes. It was created by engineering contributors at K8s. GKE allows you to start with single-click clusters, and can scale up to 15000 nodes. You will also be able to use a high-availability control plan with multi-zonal or regional clusters. GKE removes operational overhead by performing a secure scanning and encryption of container images. You also have options with Google Kubernetes Engine, (GKE):
First, creating a wide range of apps that support stateful, serverless and application accelerators.
Second, Kubernetes-native CD/CI tooling is used to secure and speed up every stage of the build/deployment life cycle.
Third, choose the channel that best suits your business needs.
Finally, you can use Google Site Reliability Engines (SREs) to get back your time to focus on your applications.
Kubernetes, a container-centric management tool, is used to deploy and operate containerized applications. Kubernetes can be used to deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications from anywhere. They can automate container management operations with built-in commands.
First, deploy applications
Second, you can make modifications to your applications
Third, scale your applications to meet changing requirements
Monitoring your applications is the last thing you should do.
Use cases for Google Kubernetes Engine
1. Continuous delivery pipeline
GKE allows you to enable rapid application development and iteration by using its capabilities for easily updating, deploying, and controlling services and applications. You can create, test, and deploy an app automatically by setting up GKE, Cloud Source Repositories and Cloud Build. The modifications activate the continuous delivery pipeline to automatically rebuild, retesting and re-deploy the new version after the app code has been edited.
Image Source: Google Cloud2. Migration of a two-tiered application to GKE
Migrate for Anthos is used to move and transform workloads into containers in GKE. You can also migrate a two-tiered LAMP stack app from VMware to GKE by using both database and application VMs. You can also make the database accessible only from the application container and replace SSH access by authenticated shell access via kubectl to increase security.
Image Source: Google CloudMoving On, below are the top-most features that Google Kubernetes engine offers. This makes it a powerful service.
What are the key features of GKE?
Google Kubernetes Engine has some key features, including:
1. GKE offers two modes of operation
GKE now offers two operating modes:
First, the standard is the GKE experience that we have been developing since the beginning. This gives you complete control over your nodes and allows you to fine-tune and perform custom administrative tasks.
The Autopilot mode, which is completely managed and hands-off, runs your cluster’s architecture without the need for configuration or monitoring. It also offers Autopilots per pod invoicing, which ensures that you are always up to date.