Lex van Sonderen, CEO of Proteon, explains how OpenShift as a Service can take you closer to the finish line and put container victory within reach.

History of containers

Way back in 2005, web applications were hosted on virtual machines for the first time. Amazon Web Services was born in 2006 and the cloud revolution began. At first, the setup, management and maintenance of servers was complex – until one company decided to do things differently. This company had thousands of servers and could not spend two hours maintaining each server every month. What company are we talking about? – Google.

In order to make maintenance a reality, Google needed to change the way they controlled their applications. Their applications needed to be easy to manage, and have auto recovery and auto-scaling characteristics. In short, they needed to become shepherds rather than pet owners; herding their cattle instead of grooming their pets. And so they developed Kubernetes.

Kubernetes enables developers to set up and manage applications easier and faster, ease the burden on the IT department, and handle resource consumption more efficiently.

With KaaS solutions, a common perception is that you can start right away and not worry about operational challenges

Kubernetes is the future of hosting. Until now, hosting was system-centric, but Kubernetes makes hosting application-centric. Therefore, application owners no longer have to worry about technology, uptime and deplo….