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Cloud-Native Technology



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Cloud-native is an approach to building and running applications that exploit the advantages of the cloud computing delivery model. Cloud-nativeis about how applications are created and deployed, not where. … It’s appropriate for both public and private clouds. Cloud-native computing takes advantage of many modern techniques, including PaaS, multicloud, microservices, agile methodology, containers, CI/CD, and devops.

Cloud native architectures take full advantage of on-demand delivery, global deployment, elasticity, and higher-level services. They enable huge improvements in developer productivity, business agility, scalability, availability, utilization, and cost savings.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is created in the Linux foundation for building and managing platforms and solutions for modern application development. It really is a home for amazing projects that enable modern application development. CNCF defines cloud-native as “scalable applications” running in “modern dynamic environments” that use technologies such as containers, microservices, and declarative APIs. Kubernetes is the world’s most popular container-orchestration platform and the first CNCF project.

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google, and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It aims to provide a "platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts". It works with a range of container tools, including Docker. Many cloud services offer a Kubernetes-based platform or infrastructure as a service (PaaS or IaaS) on which Kubernetes can be deployed as a platform-providing service. Many vendors also provide their own branded Kubernetes distributions.



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